May 2nd, 2009
I almost feel like I shouldn't bother posting after that image. That's another movie ("Leave Her to Heaven") for the netflix queue. I think I should just watch everything that Vincent Price ever thought of doing.
So -- after a couple of weeks, I feel like I understand Twitter. Twitter is IRC, but with a 140 character limit on your lines. You use it for little conversations or to say something to a bunch of people all at once. In its way, it's the single channel format which makes it better in a way than IRC.
You use Facebook for more permanent status updates -- things you're going to be doing, events coming up, and to add applications until your facebook page looks like Homer's first web page.
You use Livejournal when you have a lot to say. In its way, Twitter and Facebook really do LJ a lot of good. It ensures that the posts that do show up are actually thoughtful, long ones, rather than "So, I woke up today -- like I do every day. And I got breakfast -- like I do every day. And then I contemplated the horrors of being single -- like I do every day. Then I bitched about work -- like I do every day...." etc, etc.
My new TV is going to be here sometime between 4:30 and 6:30p, so I'm setting about the task of untangling the mess which is all of my game consoles so that I can pull the TV off the table and free up space for the new one. I think my game console situation will be less crazy after putting it all back together because the new TV is a flatscreen.
The first thing I watch on it is going to be Blade Runner -- if anyone's interested, let me know.
EDIT: Also, if you wanted to know why I watch hockey, look at this. That game ended 3-2 and if Crosby had scored there, it would've been tied and gone to overtime.
As a goalie, I watch that and I know Varlamov really didn't deserve that save. He was playing way too far out to the left, but you gotta love it when a sure goal like that is denied.
I've always thought of Twitter as IRC, rolled up into one dimension.
Pretty much. It's just that everyone's on ignore by default.
A badman told me you got a new vision of tele. Isn't HD glorious? Movies that are already eye candy look stunning. So what are the specs on your new setup?
It's a 42" flat panel plasma display.
All the game consoles that can handle it have been pushed up to HDMI, the Wii's component inputs are in play, and everything else is either composite, S-Video, or coax depending.
Speed Racer was actually the first thing I watched on it, but I've already said too much about that. 8)