Skip to main content

Why Another Blog?

Besides the fact that everyone does it, why blog?
My life is pretty boring; not to me, but when I last googled myself, I really didn't feel like clicking on most of the links. My life is not unordinary. I could try to write about it in a fashion to make it seem less so, but what would the point of that be?

This isn't the first time I've blogged. I've done it twice or thrice before, but anonymously.

Why anonymously? Well, it's hard to tell what perfectly innocent opinion of mine (which I'll probably reconsider by the end of the week anyway), might offend someone that I don't really want to offend...right now. Also, I'm told the sarcastic sense of humor doesn't go over well sometimes.

But I really do like the idea of writing regularly; the idea of sharing stuff we know with other people and I am intrigued by the idea that communication could...well more about that in another post.

But blogging also forces me to clarify what my thoughts, push myself to read a little bit more and take a stand; also ramble a little less than usual...all good things.

What will I blog about? Well, it definitely won't be a personal diary. That has the pontential to be depressing. I'm not sure yet. I'll figure it out as I go along, but if my past track record is anything to by it'll probably be about technology, a lot about movies, TV, a lot about stuff I read and learn in school; hopefully it'll be a little more about new media, economics and other stuff that interests me and I'm trying to learn more about.

Also, I'm also curious about using odeo for podcasts.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Everyone's struggle is real... at the very least to them

A couple of weeks ago, while in line waiting to pick up some food I'd just ordered, I overheard two conversations - I don't make a habit of this, but it's hard to not hear things when you leave your phone behind. :-/
My first reactions as I heard both of these conversations was annoyance at the protagonist in one and admiration for the other. Both conversations stayed with me for a while, but it took me some time to realize that was unfair on my part to be annoyed at the person that I was annoyed at.

So about these conversations:
The first was between someone working there and a friend. She was sympathizing with her friend who'd be starting a new job leaving this place. "Oh, it's minimum wage again?", she said with concern in her voice. "Yes, but it's fine", said her friend. The job was closer to where she lived so she thought she'd make about the same and she might get home a little earlier to her daughter some evenings though the hours…

Yup - humans still lack humanity

Every once in a while, I'm reminded that humans can be completely lacking in humanity.

My wife had the following experience yesterday on her ride back home. She got on the train and found a seat. The train was unusually crowded and it looked a lot of people had to stand for a long ride. An elderly Asian gentleman carrying a few things in both hands, was looking for spot, started to complain smilingly about the train being so full and stood in the aisle at the back of the carriage some seats away from her.

She expected someone closer to gentleman in the aisle (lots of younger people on the train) to give him their seat.

No one did.

The train started, and it was clear the man was having a lot of trouble standing up. Then at the next stop there was actually an announcement saying the train was full so please give up your seats to people who needed them.

Still nobody moved.

My wife got up walked to the end of the train and asked the gentleman to go over to her seat. She still couldn&#…

Whimsy when I changed my profile picture...

I changed by profile picture at work.



Later in the day, two people on my team had changed their profile pictures to these.. :-)



It made my day!

I changed my profile pic again today. Let's see how fast anyone catches on this time. :-)