You’re a good man, Jeff! I hope things go well for you and that we cross paths again someday.
It’s said that frequent web browsing can cause shortened attention spans. This is undeniably true in my personal experience. Things have gotten so bad that I can no longer even listen to one song at a time. Instead, I switch between three songs on different tabs, playing and pausing each one before switching to a different one before the first has even ended.
There are many who regard the world wide web with disdain, preferring to associate it with gaming, chatrooms, and entertainment. But the web is more than that. It is the greatest library ever created.
- Wealth is increasingly being concentrated in the hands of the few. When stepping back and looking at it all, it is as if I am living in some horrifying slave plantation, but it is not immediately obvious because everything is just colorful enough to keep me distracted. After all, slaves surely would not have air conditioning and delicious food? I remember walking into the floor of an office building. There in front of me was an endless sea of cubicles. The walls were just high and grey enough to create the perception of jail cells, yet low enough so that if the manager walked out of his office, he would be able to stare out over the sea of workers. I spoke to someone there, who wryly introduced me to her “cellmate”. Essentially, when you are an employee, you have zero control. People with no control are basically slaves. Today we use the euphemism “employee”. Just another reason to acquire the means for self sufficiency.
- The model of society is based on competition. Would it be possible to create a new model of society based on common goals? Or does human nature make this impossible. I would surely like to try something different.
I sometimes browse Fiverr to search for design and SEO services. It has now degraded into some sort of disturbing meat market, with countless users selling themselves as advertising space. This listing by dawnoctopus is probably the most troubling listing by far. Here is the description for the listing.
Kayden is 3 years old and he loves helping me with Fiverr gigs! If you order this gig, we will either print out or draw a handmade sign featuring your business, website, or any personal message that you’d like; and we’ll send you a photo of Kayden holding up the sign which you can use to promote your business. If you have specific outfit requirements or instructions, let us know! G-rated and non-mean sign contents only, please! Thank you.
First of all, does Kayden really have any clue what he’s getting himself into? He’s only three. Second of all, should any responsible parent be doing things like this? It seems like dawnoctopus is basically pimping out her adopted kid for cash. There seems to be something terribly wrong here.
A sure way to tell when the economy is going downhill is to gauge the quality of prepared foods at the grocery store. I had purchased Ragu sauces in the past, but I got the impression that this time the sauces were dramatically watered down. The Chunky Mushroom was more like a river than a lava flow.
Months back I had wondered whether people who worked around AWACS aircraft had an elevated risk of developing cancer. I searched “awacs cancer”, and the first few results suggest that this may be the case. Working so close to such powerful electromagnetic emissions for such extended periods of time, it stands to reason that there would be a higher risk.
I found a random comment scribbled on the edge of my notebook. The Mansard roof is the opposite of the East Asian roof when it comes to the progression of its slope. I thought this was noteworthy because it’s an interesting contrast. The Mansard roof has a more solid and imposing feel while the East Asian roof has a fluid and airy feel.
I just realized that there was an interesting new post format feature in WordPress. It’s almost like a dash of Tumblr. Is WordPress feeling the heat? I had looked for an integrated microblogging system for the past week as well. Funny how these things just pop up as I’m thinking about them.