|Remembering Megan Miller||February 21st, 2010|
I think everyone looks up to someone and is inspired by someone else. Even if you never met them, their work can inspire you in your own. Even fellow bloggers out there have other bloggers that they look up to and wish they could be as good, or be as creative, or have as good of content as the one they admire. Yesterday I found out that one of my first inspirations on the internet died nearly two years ago. Megan Miller of megsplace.com and digitalreflex.net passed away on June 20th 2008.
I can’t say that I didn’t kind of know, but having an inkling and then finding out for sure are two totally different things. I hadn’t seen her on AIM in a while, but I can’t believe it’s been two years. Where does the time go? It doesn’t seem like that long ago that we were talking about me writing a better blog program than just her using text files. I think she will always be an inspiration to me. It’s weird when I think back to our conversations, over ten years ago she first told me what cable internet was (though it would be years until it was available in my area), and what AOL’s BYOIA was.
Goodbye Megan, I hope you continue to inspire people wherever you are.
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Archive for February, 2010
|The Idiots are Taking Over||February 19th, 2010|
When did people get so dumb? I don’t just mean in a general way, I mean in the last few weeks I’ve read things that seems that the dumber you are the further you go. A few weeks ago I read about a guy being not only arrested, but sued because while he was in the bathroom waiting for his son to come out of a stall, someone was reaching under the stall to touch his child. The father of the child beat up the man trying to touch his kid. He was then charged with assault and the man trying to touch his kid didn’t get anything. What really pisses me off the most? The defense of the district attorney when asked about this case was that we shouldn’t take the law into our own hands. I guess the district attorney would have rather the child be molested while the father watched and did nothing.
The next case of stupidity I read yesterday, a 12 year old girl was arrested for drawing on her desk. The teacher sent the child to the principal and the principal called the police saying that it was part of zero tolerance. Zero brains is more like it. Not only was the teacher wrong, not only was the principal wrong, but the police were wrong in arresting the 12 year old. Why would they arrest someone when there was not even a crime committed?
The third comes from the Alaskan moron herself, Sarah Palin. She’s pissed off because Family Guy made fun of the fact that she has a child with down syndrome. Family Guy has made fun of black people, Chinese people, retarded people, gay people, Irish people, in fact the list is shorter for the people that they haven’t made fun of yet, but Palin thinks that she and her family should be above the jokes. Why would she think that she would be so special to not be made fun of?
I thought after we got Bush out of office we’d be seeing more intellect from people in charge, but it seems that the people in charge are just as dumb as ever.
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|Snow Day||February 10th, 2010|
It’s been snowing all day. I woke up at around 11 and shoveled the porch, and I swept it again around 3. It’s 10:30PM and it is still snowing. I have to be somewhere tomorrow and shoot some video, so hopefully I will be able to get out to the LIE, if the roads around here are too bad though, I am not going to risk taking that long of a drive. Luckily though I don’t have to be there until around 4:00PM, so I have time for the roads to clear.
In work news, I have been swamped trying to finish up a lot of stuff. I have stuff from months ago that I need to finish and other new sites I need to get up. I am trying to do all the old stuff and get them up, but as of right now I am swamped and haven’t had much time for anything else.
Well I better get back to work on these sites. Hopefully I can make a huge dent in one or two before I finally crash for the night.
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