Not a Joiner

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

While I’ve been in front of a computer for a good chunk of my life and been online for a great subset of that, I’ve always been fairly lax in the social aspects of the modern computer age. Primarily, I read. I consume large amounts of mostly useless data on a daily basis. Now, with the iPhone, I have the ability to feed my compulsive reading habits constantly. At the same time, I’ve reached the edges of my tried and true sites are devoured in mere minutes. Like the gold farmer, I race back and fourth waiting for news items to respawn in their feeds.

But while I take all of this in. I don’t contribute in kind. Like a torrent leecher, I read others blogs without commenting. I rarely post on my own blog, let alone tweet, upload to flickr or youtube. With all of this social networking, I am the wraith like anthropological researcher, observing but not interfering. My Second Life is about as dead as my first.

I’m not sure what it really means, but I not fully engaged in the technological life that I embrace. I have no excuse with my constant connection. Two thumbed typing should become as natural as the home row.

I need to interconnect. I need to let go. I need to speak now, while the time is right, without overthinking.

I need to take on the world.

Why look back?

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

I’ve not been at all prolific lately. Not at all. So for some reason I’ve become introspective, looking back on old work and dusting it off. I don’t really have any rhyme or reason for it, but check the archives for transplanted blog entries from several different attempts to keep something going. Also, check the fiction Category for some old bits of text that I’ve decided to bring in as well. I’ll be putting their timestamps to as close to their original post date as possible.

Let me know what you think…

[EDIT:] By the way, as you go through some of those older posts, you’ll notice that I have a tendency not to capitalize or run any sort of spell check. I have left both of these idiosyncrasies in place for posterity. That and there is a lot of fucking swearing… Sorry.

potential…

Monday, February 18th, 2002

this is a dumping of excerpts that i just added. now that i have that out of the way it’s time for a little rant… nah, just kidding. i’m too tired to bother today. but if i was going to rant it would definetly *not* be about work…

one of my many ongoing projects is a novel (though i hardly have a rhyme or reason at this point). this incarnation of the project has the possibility to be an epic. essientially a partial rewrite of the bible with the addition of why god made humans. the main characters include job (my favorite biblical mishap), lucifer (the misunderstood angle) and human kind (as the collective). much of the novel is a replay of the bible in “present” times playing into my ideal of godly design.

i am leary of creating an outline here because i don’t want to confuse the issues and… well, i’m still trying to figure it out myself.

excerpts:
a bit of lucifer. i’m trying to give him a more “human” personality. he’s just trying to help out.
i read a lot of sci-fi, especially the hard variety. i keep tossing around adding that edge to it but i don’t want to use it to explain anything. it will be used (if i use it at all) as filler and scenery.
writing in a more film noir-ish style with a bit of action, this was another atempt at creating a feel for the book.
the largest in the first bunch, this is a more natualistic approch to it. this is the easiest method for me… crap.