Seriously, all of the news networks bite. How much coverage was wasted on the liar Karr? And who is surprised at the fact that the case was dropped? So much coverage for this one case where there are hundreds of similar cases that never get airtime. This is why i read the news off the internet.
TV networks are ghey.
oh... and on a more positive note: Although it's been on the darknets for over a week now, Microsoft is offering a free download of Windows Vista pre-release candidate 1 here. hurry, 'cause word has it that they've got it capped at 100,000 downloads.
So, i've been a bit slow at the blogage lately. Busy times i
guess. i’ve had a few linkage
posts in the past, here’s one more. i have several pages that i visit on a
daily basis to keep me up-to-date on my interests. Here's a few i'll share
- For you discerning internet users that surf on
multiple computers (laptops, desktops, etc) and you use Firefox
as your main browser, here’s a great little extension that allows you to share
and sync up all of your bookmarks. This thing is a savior for me since i bookmark quite a few pages a day to follow-up on. Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer
Ok, so since i’m not really a parent, i don’t visit this site, but i figure if
you are a parent, it’s a good resource. i found it through lifehack.org. … or
maybe it was lifehacker.com. i don’t remember.
- i don’t’ have the cash to really spend on
gadgets anymore, but if i did, i’d be checking woot.com
and dealspl.us a LOT more often.
- Along the same lines are engadget and gismodo, their writers are ipod fanboys but
they have good scoops on the latest tech toys.
- Work related links: i say work related, but in
reality, they’re very good places to visit for insight on your RL (real life). i’m
only going to put some of my newer discoveries here. Project Management Source, Scott Berkun’s Blog, and i’ll repeat one
of my favorites, Manager-tools.com.
So last Monday, was a very sad day. My laptop died on me.
DEAD. As in, motherboard fried. Now, you have to understand, i’m somewhat of a
power user, i like to run a billion things at the same time and a normal laptop
processor just doesn’t cut it for me. Everyone made fun of the boat i toted
around the office, Clients in
Desktop replacement! i’ll miss my dell 9100. RiP.
So, now i’m working on my laptop that work provided me
almost 2 years ago. it’s plain torture, the thing goes BSoD on me several times
a day (corrupted video memory) .. but hopefully the replacement should show up
this week.. i hope. i was almost
tempted to pull out the ‘ole credit card and buy my own again, but i’m close to
being cc debt free… :sigh:
Anyway, i bring this up because it’s made me think a lot
about productivity. Productivity is a big thing no matter what you do (or don’t do). And even though i have other computers around, not having a fully functional laptop has made a rather large dent in my productivity, both personal tasks that i need to get done, and work. Looking at my last post, i’ve
done a horrid job of managing my piles this last week. it seems the only pile i
paid attention to was my work pile. And if you were to take a step into my
flat, you’d agree with me 100%. The proverbial 'piles' are not so proverbial. .... And NO i can't blame all them thar large piles on teh broken lappy. ... but some of them i can.
i wont even attempt to go into my 'to-do' piles, but sheesh, it’s
gonna change. i saw over on Lifehack.org recently, that they’re starting a Productive
interview Section. i’m digging what i’m reading, (as i always do on lifehack). i’ll
be implementing some of these things as i try and drudge through my piles. i'll keep y'all updated as to teh piles 'o ryan.
i’ve been reading up from some of my favorite blogs lately,
and getting some inspiration to try some change in my life. Try and better manage my time, organize my piles better and start paying attention to attention (for starters)… i’ve ran into a lot of similar
themed articles this last week, maybe there’s some underground network on the web trying
to tell me something.. heh, not really, that’s how the blog networks work (hence the whole web thing.. get it?). Take a
theme from a blog you read, build, spin or share it in your own way. Ya gotta
love how information disseminates on the net, there’s some really insightful
info out there. And i've decided to take some of this advice and try it out in the life of ryan.
i’ve read so much out there on how to improve one’s self,
surroundings and workplace. But i really haven’t put it into practice all that
much (70-80 hour weeks for months on end can kind of put a damper on things). So, i figure i’ll start. Better late than never eh? So, i’m going to
start working on reclaiming attention, and managing the piles and piles of
things in my life that i’ve been neglecting first. No more will i use the excuse of ‘long
hours of work’ to justify my silly procrastination. (that last sentence is a blatant lie)
Oooh boy, this should be
interesting, when i mean ‘piles and piles’ i mean PILES and PILES of neglected
shiz in the life of ryan.
i’ll be updating you, my faithful 2.5 readers on how i’m
doing. Sometime. Or maybe i'll put this post in my 'to be neglected' pile.. ya never know.
Bad news is everywhere nowadays. It seems that that's what the
news is about lately. Horrible wars, about silly idealisms, Typhoons,
earthquakes, not to mention the horrific things going on everywhere else in the world right now. ... i guess i could go on for hours and hours. But sometimes the
tragedy comes closer than you'd like. it's one thing to read or hear about the
news, it’s another to hear about tragedy close to you or your hometown. There
was a tragic accident near my hometown of Richfield this weekend. My mother
taught all of those kids. And in talking with my folks, one of my older brothers
made note that the last president of USU was killed in a possible drowning this
weekend also. (he worked under him for USU). It's
hard when life is lost. no matter where it's lost. I guess it's just a sign of
the times. loss is everywhere. It's part of this timeline of the earth that
we're in at the moment, and it's going to get much much worse. We the living, just have to keep on understanding and striving to make things better and sacraficing what we can for those we care about until their time is up in this phase of our existance.
I have a good friend that i met while going to school in Cedar City, Brent Smith. He wrote a song named ‘Oh death’. It's sad, but very
worth listening to in times like this. ... Hang in there guys.
Keep safe everyone.
But i'm not going to.
Bored? Click here for more linkage / pics / podcasts / vids than you can handle. (it's my new homepage)
since i'm waiting to comment on the geek brunch after i've listened to the podcasts.. here's a funny thing:
but what's more funny than that, is the comments here.
The brunch was a lot of fun, and very informative. I'll put together a post hopefully sometime tonight when/if i get some time.
Go here for the podcast link of the conversation and for some pics for now. btw, notice everyone intensely paying attention to me in the pictures.
Robert Scoble is visiting Utah tomorrow. .. So, i think i'll take the morning off work to go geek out. i'm actually pretty stoked about it. Me an my friend/co-worker Jared are going to go up to SLC and say 'hey' to Robert, and his fellow geek travelers.
If you don't know who Scoble is, you've got some geekness to work on. Check out his blog, Scobleizer. He's one of the net's biggest bloggers. He blogs about things that ppl want to know.. heheh much different than wooties.
Anyway, he posted here, that he'll be in SLC, i'll be there.
Ok, so I
get a lot of flak for being such a loner at times. First of all, i'm OLD (well,
not really, but considering where i live, i may as well be chugging metamucil). Second
of all, i live in a place where if you're not married at 21, you might as well
just give up, join a monastery or turn gay or something, because your prime is
over and you'll never find anyone. Third, i think i'm a bit too ornery to
really care or give a flip about it. i'm fine where i'm at (although
i complain about it a bit often.. hrm). i don’t go out, i have quite a crappy
attitude actually about that whole 'fairer sex' thing. And i think i enjoy my
pessimisms a bit too much.
this spirit, that a good friend of mine had these thoughts about my
lonely funeral where I've lived and died alone:
and her husband Chris are good friends of mine, and old roomates)
into the convo as I get done making fun of U2's 'Bono' for being a silly
gheytard with lame sunglasses Who can't count.) ..or really sing for that matter. ...
die alone. i have a blog.
you do have that! you need to leave a will and testament on wooties then so we
know what to do
you want me to read as your eulogy, i mean what is there to say about a man who
never had anything but wanted nothing......
its as he
would have wanted......alone and online....we'll miss you ryan in RL but you'll
have the best connection ever in death....
was sweet huh?!
that was sweet!!!!
i'll just have you propped up in your coffin with it all messy like your room,
some hot sauce, your african head thing and a picture of stuart smalley
will not be needed to describe how you were in life.......
ah man.. i think i need my Therapy Buddy.