Friday, January 01, 2010

A New Year

It has been awhile since I have written anything, unless you count the little blurbs after each picture. I realize New Year's Day was the ending of the first decade of the new millennium. We may not have achieved the cool stuff that was prophesied in the 1950's like space colonization, robots to do every single human task, flying cars, or some other crap that I can't think of at the moment. But we have achieved the Internet, the World Wide Web, YouTube, and blogs. And I have finally gotten high speed Internet and a new computer to take full advantage of all that the Internet has to offer. I spent the first night on my new computer watching videos. I am not quite sure of what to think of it all, it's probably better than the robot thing. Hell, in all those movies and books the robots always enslave humanity. At least, computers don't do that. Probably the wildest thing about computers is that you can sit on your ass in your underwear and chat with almost every civilized country in the world. I know I have and maybe someday I'll write a blog post on that. I have completed the entire five part series of the Peter Race stories and I will be posting it on fictionpress as soon as I possibly can. It will be the last story that I will be posting there, sorta a good-bye piece. I'll continue to submit reviews to the works that I read on there. I think it's important to try and to leave a comment or a review after anything you read online. That's probably the greatest marvel of the Internet. You can respond to the material that you just read and the author of said material knows what you think of their ideas. You can tell them: "Great idea" or "You suck". It's entirely up to you what you tell them. Just think in the old days you had to stand in line for many hours to tell a writer or singer that they suck or that they were great. Now, you can get online and tell them at the speed of light what you think of them. And if you tell them that they suck, they'll love you for it. Maybe not love, but they will remember you for a longer amount of time. Assholes are always remembered, but nice guys are forgotten. They get the chicks too. There's a reason for that, but I don't care to explain it tonight. I have just checked my word count tool on Word and it tells me that I have almost reached my 500 word goal. I am asked by people, who don't keep blogs, how do you write a blog post. "It's simple," I tell them, "you just started rambling inside your head and type that onto the computer screen." And they reply to this: "But isn't that confusing to your readers." And I reply: "What readers?" Which isn't exactly true -- I have readers, but you get the joke. That puts me over my goal, so this is the captain wishing you good health and plenty of wealth.

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