I’ve had a lot of problems lately with being myself. I’m scared of something, but I have no idea what that something is. Is i my creativity? Success? Life?
I personally think it is a combination all of the above as well as a lot of other things. However, those are the first things to come to mind. A bit of introspection goes a long way nowadays. Our minds are so concerned about where we are and what’s next in line, but we forget about where we are going. What is it that we want in life? Question, but no answers. Always looking for something new and exciting instead of focusing on the amazing fortunes that we have right in front of us. It’s tough not being able to acknowledge important aspects of our lives. Of course, where I say our, I mean me.
I’ve told myself I want to start writing at least once a day. I figured this would be the best way to go about it, since I can have the tab for my blog open at work and jot down whatever comes to mind between my coming and going from the desk. I typed that last paragraph about 2 hours ago. I can work at my own pace.
I am sure if you are over 20 Years old, you remember Myspace. Back when I was in high school that was THE social network. It was new, and exciting; young and hip. Everyone I knew was creating one and putting their best friends on their “Top 8″, and we would all get upset when our best friend would move us down to third.
Well after Facebook decided to remove the college-kid-only restriction, Myspace began to sink…and quickly. Pretty soon, people didn’t even know what it was, and Tom was all alone.
Recently however, under new partial ownership from pop-star Justin Timberlake, Myspace reinvented itself and honestly, it’s a stroke of genius.
I won’t go into a full review, but I want to highlight one important feature that not only Myspace is utilizing, but what most new sites/apps are using: Login with Facebook.
It’s so simple yet so understated how good of a feature this is. Flashback to that Myspace to Facebook switch; figuring out how to create my bio on facebook was a pain. I had to restate myself for the internet. What movies do I like? What’s my favorite music? Who are your friends?
With the ability to just “login” to any site with our Facebook is the equivalent of an online ID. Now when you are logged in on any of these sites and you meet someone or vice versa, all of your information is already there. No need to type it all again.
Now some people out there are scared at this concept; anyone online finding out about you. These people need to get with the program and realize that we are in the digital age. We all live in an online world where everyone is connected, and Facebook is just your driver’s license.
When I first get to work in the morning and boot up my laptop, one of the first things I do is open a bunch of tabs to a bunch of different sites that I check for news, be it gaming news, film, or just current events. One of these sites is CNN. Why? I don’t know, I guess it’s because when I think “news” I think “CNN”.
As anyone reading this knows, 2013 has been an extremely sad year around the world in terms of natural disasters, acts of violence, and government conspiracies. At the forefront of reporting all of these stories is CNN. They were there for the “manhunt” of the Boston Bombings with up to the second coverage of what was happening. When North Korea was starting to threaten it’s southern brother and the US…CNN was there to tell us whenever the slightest movement happened.
What’s even more disturbing than these stories is how fast the media and public kind of forgot about them. Remember the BP Oil spill? Whatever happened there? The news and media (and no, not just CNN) stopped coverage of it in the headlines, and people just went on with their lives…and the next big story. Sure that was a couple years ago, but I remember seeing almost no stories on it soon after it all.
What was even more sickening for me was this “manhunt” in Boston. The FBI and Police were actually hunting this terrorist in our own backyards, with guns ablaze in the final moments, shot one of them dead, all of which was being broadcast on national television. CNN even had a little picture in the corner of their broadcast; the faces of both suspects, one with a big red stamp labeled “DEAD” over his face.
Yes they are terrorists and what they did was completely heinous and saddening…but this isn’t a football game. We were keeping track like the score of a sporting event or a video game.
Then the press and Congress go on from time to time and say violent video games are creating violent people…
1. Routine Care, Unforgettable Bills
When Sean Recchi, a 42-year-old from Lancaster, Ohio, was told last March that he had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his wife Stephanie knew she had to get him to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Stephanie’s father had been treated there 10 years earlier, and she and her family credited the doctors and nurses at MD Anderson with extending his life by at least eight years.
Because Stephanie and her husband had recently started their own small technology business, they were unable to buy comprehensive health insurance. For $469 a month, or about 20% of their income, they had been able to get only a policy that covered just $2,000 per day of any hospital costs. “We don’t take that kind of discount insurance,” said the woman at MD Anderson when Stephanie called to make an appointment for Sean.
If you follow tech news at all, I am sure you’re aware that Sony will be holding a press conference today to most likely reveal the Playstation 4. The way everything is looking and the rumors spreading around, it is shaping up to be a doozy.
The world of technology is changing ever so rapidly with hardware getting smaller and faster simultaneously. I mean 10 years ago smart phones were a thing of science fiction. So what does this mean for the next generation of consoles? With innovations such as XBOX’s “Kinect’, cloud-based gaming, and faster machines, the successor to the Playstation 3 will probably help define the future of the industry. Below, I will go through some of my thoughts as to what this system will give us and how I feel it will change the gaming industry by bringing it into the new tech era. Continue reading →