Friday, November 07, 2003
Posted 11:18 AM by Erik:
What the hell!? I tried registering a new AIM screen name, but it turns out Baron von Bitchin is already taken. Who the hell thinks of and uses names like Baron von Bitchin? My precious aspirations! NO!
Well, anyway, looks like Matt got in trouble with his girlfriend. While trying to find out why so many of my hits are porn search-related, porn ended up coming up, and being left on his computer for his girlfriend to see. Ouch indeed.
And of course, speaking of hits, I think Site Meter's broken or something remotely along those lines. At least mine is. Why would I have gotten thirty hits a few days ago, and absolutely none today, with only half the day left? Also, why does my eXtreme tracker show that I have hits? Clearly, something's wrong.
Tuesday, November 04, 2003
Posted 4:00 PM by Erik:
I was actually about to post about being bored and having an overwhelming desire to get into a heated argument with someone (It's been a long time, and I was just itching for conflict.), but it looks like my need's been satisfied. My comment is down at the bottom right now, but I suppose that'll change if there are any more responses.
Posted 3:30 PM by Erik:
Height = Success?
This story was just released, coincidentally enough, right after I learned that when people are evaluated positively, their height tends to be overestimated by a few inches. The study's interesting, but if it's valid, then it's damn unfortunate for those of us who aren't quite as vertically inclined.
Posted 11:44 AM by Erik:
Even more about music piracy
The RIAA is still hunting people down and suing them. Drizz and I had a debate about the intellectual property rights thing a few months ago, and to be honest, I'm still not totally convinced on either position. Intellectual property rights are tricky business, and while most of the time I favor one side of an argument as being vastly superior to the other, this is one of the few issues that I think both sides make really valid points, and it really isn't very clear which side is truly right. It's hard enough getting people to agree on exactly what such a vague abstraction as intellectual property is, much less whether it's to be treated like physical, material property, whether it exists at all, and so on.
Regardless of whether or not intellectual property should be protected, the RIAA is doing a fairly good job of it in my opinion. Personally, I'm not confident enough in my ability to download music problem-free to actually do it. I don't really think there's a high likelihood of getting busted by the RIAA. That's, ironically, why I don't do it. No one who gets caught sincerely thought they'd get slapped with a lawsuit. So, I've just opted to try to avoid the problem altogether, and keep myself in the cool.
Monday, November 03, 2003
Posted 8:52 PM by Erik:
How much interracial porn do people really need? Apparently, a whole damn lot. I think a lot of my hits yesterday came from porn searches once again, but I should probably go and re-check that. I should, but it's not really worth the effort. Though, I would like to thank who/whatever it is that got me all of the other quality hits, as well as Brendan of Human Liberty, who's obviously cool because he's linked.
Posted 11:18 AM by Erik:
Just got off the phone with Matt. Well, of course that seems to be a pretty insignificant, mundane detail until I mention that it was on his college radio show. Perhaps it was the lack of listeners, but I was surprisingly collected - nervousness is for people being listened to. Ahh, sorry Matt.
But seriously, it was fun. Most of the conversation was a detailed analysis of and discourse on steak and its contemporary cultural impacts. Put more simply: inane blather. Then he asked me about classes and such (It is a college radio show.), and that was about it.
He suggested I become a weekly guest, which is a damn good idea. I could add an extra touch of awesomeness that, had I ever seen/read his show, I’m sure would be lacking. You know, awesomeness along the lines of “DINGLEPUSS!”
Moving from the topic of the cool college crowd to the suck college crowd, I just walked by a banner here on campus with a picture of George Bush, and in fairly sizable bold lettering, “George Bush is Coming Protest.” Of course, their wording there is somewhat ambiguous. Is this The George Bush is Coming Protest? Or is George Bush coming, giving rise to the need for a protest, which they’re trying to incite us to? Beats me. But they’re probably crazy socialist assclown hippies of some sort, so clear wording just isn’t their thing.
And that’s about all I have for right now. I’m just writing this on WordPerfect in the University Center, so I don’t have the option of posting it at the moment (Hence the time difference between my seven o’clock call and now), but if you’re reading it, then I suppose I’ve since made it back home successfully and probably done a whole lot more.
Sunday, November 02, 2003
Posted 8:03 PM by Erik:
Twenty two hits already for the day. Twenty two! That's up there compared to the average, so I'm understandably excited. Hopefully the Extreme Tracker page will start working again so I can see where they all came from.
I saw the first two thirds of The Simpsons season premiere. Moderately impressed. Homer as death was cool, but Frink and his dad - man, that sucked. I'd probably have a slightly more well-informed opinion had I seen the last third of it, but you know how it goes.