September 04, 2005

Okay, I guess I'll start getting back to it

     So now that I've made it over the general shock of school starting again, and I've managed to take a little break to catch up on my lost gaming time (mainly half-life 2 and Killer 7 with an occational dose of Riven), I guess it's time that I get back on to writing on the blog. It'll probably be on and off for a while, but at least it'll be here. Leading into next month I'll try and have it back up to last year's level, but I don't know what kind of pressure I'll be under from this years homework and my college class. So, onto current news!
     If you haven't heard (which isn't surprising considering all the chatter about Katrina and therefore a complete and total lack of any other possible media attention) William Rehnquist died, and now Bush has two open slots which he can easily fill with more conservative members thus moving the country in a direction I don't want to think about. Sigh, how can I (or anyone) get people to look at the bigger picture in life? How can I change it so that more people do look at that bigger picture without sacrificing my own life to it? Am I being greedy by not devoting my life to trying to change America? To move it in a less self-destructive and factionalizing direction? I don't know... I suppose I am in a way, but... it's such a burden to shoulder. Sigh... Besides that Google released yet another application which seems to be part of it's plans to take over most of the internet in a trustworthy and well-known monopoly. This time it's called "google talk", which I imagine will eventually become capable of replacing your phone service given a year or two. If you haven't already seen it you can check it out here. I hate this feeling that Google may turn out to be something like the "lovable monopoly" because they won't have done anything wrong, but they'll still control so much of what we do... The world is a scary place.

Posted by Kickmyassman at September 4, 2005 11:59 PM

If you liked Abu Ghraib, if you loved G'itmo, then you'll LOVE John Roberts!

Bush gave him the one-up today.


Posted by: Louie at September 5, 2005 12:59 PM

Umm... I don't see what the problem with John Roberts is. He's conservative, but not dumb. He's an educated man, and although it's not a great decision, it was definitely one of the best choices among the realistic choices for the justice job. We all knew Bush would go with someone conservative, but he pleasantly surprised me, for once, by going with someone who seems smart and fairly balanced.

Posted by: Sam at September 5, 2005 08:14 PM

Just poking fun. I'm glad he got the bid for chief instead of Scalia, who seemed to be the only other consideration. Gotta love that "originalism."

Posted by: Louie at September 5, 2005 08:59 PM

Ah. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels that way.

Posted by: Sam at September 7, 2005 09:31 PM

Re: Google Talk -- I'm glad that at least they chose to use Jabber protocol, even though they won't allow Google Talk users to message other Jabber servers, and vice versa, which is kind of weird. But nonetheless, you can access Google Talk from Gaim, or Trillian, or any other multi-platform messenger program. And it will get Jabber a lot more attention than it otherwise would receive, which is defintely a plus. And maybe Google will open up to other servers: at least the server, which is the biggest.

If you haven't noticed, I've recently gotten myself a Gmail account, mostly because Gmail plays nice with Firefox, while Yahoo! Mail doesn't. So, while I agree with you that Google is growing at a rate worthy of extra attention, I don't think that its worth damning Google before they lose their good reputation, because up till now they've been following their "Don't Be Evil" corporate manta amazingly well.

Or, to put it another way: I, for one, welcome our new Google overlords. :)

Posted by: David at September 8, 2005 05:08 PM
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