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The return of randomosity
Back when I first started this blog I had a regular Monday post called randomosity. When I found an interesting link, or had a funny thought, I’d stick it into a round-up post. I loved those posts. And then came twitter, which took the juice out of randomosity, since I was putting all of those links and comments online pretty much in real time.
But as far as I can tell, a lot of my regular readers aren’t on twitter, so a few months ago, I tried something new: This week on twitter. It worked great…for the four or five times I actually did it. I don’t get along well with schedules.
So, here’s another try at getting some of that twitter magic onto my blog. I’m bringing back randomosity, but in smaller bites. Hopefully every day or every other day, a little round-up of all the stuff that didn’t deserve it’s very own post.
Aaron Sorkin on The Colbert Report
Aaron Sorkin was on The Colbert Report last week and threw out a couple of great quotes during the interview, about his new movie The Social Network, about some Harvard students who founded Facebook. The first was in reaction to Mr. Colbert asking if he’s afraid of Mark Zuckerberg (a real-life character in the movie) going after him with a haymaker.
Sorkin: “I’m not worried about the haymaker, I’m worried about an entire building of people who know how to hack onto my hard drive and put child porn there.”
Stephen said it sounded like a preemptive denial. Ha.
But it was this quote that got me thinking:
Sorkin: “Socializing on the internet is to socializing what reality TV is to reality.”
Whoa. At first I thought that was just plain wrong. I do plenty of socializing and discussing and debating online, especially on twitter. But I think what he meant is that both are so heavily edited, neither really has any resemblance to reality, and that I get. I’m always afraid that I’ll be disappointing in person when meeting people who’ve only known me online, since here I get to craft my responses. In person I…uh…actually have to think about what to say, and I can’t google things to look smart. So I’d rework Mr. Sorkin’s analogy this way: Social aptitude online is to social aptitude what reality TV is to reality.
Oh, how I do love google. Really. It’s one of maybe three companies that are running most of my life. So I get excited when google comes out withe something new. But I have to say, Google TV is sounding rather anemic, nothing to get excited about. You can read all about it on Consumerist.
WiFi on jetBlue!
Finally, my favorite airline is getting WiFi. OK, not quite yet (mid-2012), but at least it’s in the works, and it’s supposed to be really good. Consumerist has the details.
Last spring and summer I kept looking at the winter coats on the racks and telling myself I needed to wash them and store them until fall. Well, I never got around to it, and I’m pretty sure the kids will be wearing theirs tomorrow, so it all worked out. It’s the same principal behind why I don’t make my bed, except it’s seasonal instead of daily.
The best of what I tweeted:
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