Sunday, March 15, 2009

Random Thoughts

I am still adjusting to tweeting on Twitter. Most seem to write about their everyday life--I going to lunch, I worked out today, I'm meeting a friend for drinks tonight. I started to do something similar, but I am unsure if other people want to know or even care about the minutiae of my everyday life. So instead I've been tweeting things that don't necessarily deal with specific activities of my everyday life, but express more about what I'm thinking or feeling.

In the past few days, this is what I've written (some editing was involved):

  • Anyone know what is "pi day"? Is it about "pies" or the ratio between a circle's circumference and its diameter?
  • Onigiriman is really digging the original UK version of Life on Mars, although the slang is sometimes a pain in the jacksie.
  • Onigiriman needs a bolt of energy to get his butt moving forward, but a ponderous, cloudy DC Sunday is not helping.
  • Onigiriman wants to know: What is OpenDNS? Can someone explain this to me?

Can anyone answe some of these questions? I'm not getting much of a response from these tweets, but then what can you say in 140 characters or less?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Happy Spring

My thoughts for today:

  • Dear Mr. President. Hah! So there! UCLA 65, VCU 64... okay, so it was close...
  • I am even more livid with AIG and the economic crisis after reading an article on Rolling Stone Magazine that outlines how it started, how we got here, what the mind set of Wall Street is, and ultimately how screwed we all are. Must read The Big Takeover.
  • Today is the Vernal Equinox--actually it was 7:44 this morning. Happy First Day of Spring everyone! Well, as happy as one can be given our current situation.

Monday, March 02, 2009

I'm such a Twit

I had heard of Twitter quite a while ago when the people at RBJ began tweeting--I think that's the verb--with each other. I resisted. I swore that I have enough sites to my name at places like Blogger, Hotmail, Aim, RBJ, LiveJournal, Wordpress, Nutang, CafePress (yes! buy Onigiriman goods!), Flickr, Shutterfly, YouTube, MySpace, Flickster, Technorati, just to name a few. (Just so you know, I don't even deal with many of these sites anymore, I just want to hold onto my name. ) I figure that it was enough. I even have a Jaiku account which is I think similar to Twitter, so I thought, "Why bother?"

Well, it seems that everyone on TV is talking about Twitter. It's like the Facebook for 2009. So what did I do today? I registered.

Unfortunately.... Someone already is using my screen name. I mean seriously, my name is so unique, why would anyone want to steal it? Worse, I don't think this person is using it because s/he has no updates, no followings, no followers. What's up with that?

Oh well, I don't own a cell phone so I don't know when I'll be tweeting, but I will try to do what everyone else seems to be doing--Exposing every facet of his/her life. Sheesh. What is this world coming to?