8 years complete!

8 years ago I posted my first post. It wasn’t here, it was at LiveJournal, then I moved to BlogSpot and then to Blogger on my own domain, and finally to WordPress on my domain. Its hard to imagine not having this site for me. I use it all the time, I vent here, I weep here, I post random junk that no one else understands here.
I know I haven’t posted as often or as lengthy as I used to, I’m just realizing that being so busy all the time and not recording it is part of the reason why this isn’t a 10 year post, I want to get back to daily posts and might try to fill in with worthy news and links from time to time, otherwise it will still be sporadic short-ish posts and randomness. (That’s it! I’ll write a post about randomness and how I’m begining to hate the word random!)

It’s great to say I’ve been doing something for over 8 years, I hope you’ll continue to be around to see what happens in the future.

Deepest Sender Plugin

OK so not that anyone really cares about this and honestly I’m not sure that this is even useful. But if you have a WordPress, Blogger, or LiveJournal account and you use firefox there is a new plugin out called Deepest Sender. Basically once you are in Firefox you hit Ctrl+/ and you are instantly able to post to your blog. A bit too geeky? Perhaps, but I’m always looking for new ways to post anywhere anytime…

The Old Blogs are complete!

I’ve been blogging for a long time. I’ve been at Life or Something Close for over 3 years, I’ve been at MB.com for just over 2 and half. Before that I had an old Blogger account and a LiveJournal account too. After much searching and looking I’ve finally brought them all here. I told you some of this before.
But now I can honestly tell you that everything I’ve ever blogged is here. I’ve created a separate category for those old posts on the right hand side, just scroll down and look for the Old Blog posts. From December of 2000, my first semester of college, all the way up to now I’ve blogged… Wow. I hope you enjoy them as I’ve posted them, typos and all.
Leave a comment or two if you’d like, I think it’s interesting to take a look back now and then.

Do you own your content?

A conversation the other day with a few of my other blogging cohorts lead me to think about what I post here.
First of all, I’ve been posting for a long time, years. I’ve been posting since at least December of 2000. That’s nearly five years. Over that time I’ve switched from blogging providers and in the mix ups I’ve lost several months of those posts. I actually switched back and forth so many times in those early days that I often forgot where I was posting and hence forgot all about the posts that I did make. You will notice that now under the archives there are now posts from April and May 2002. These are posts that were found by a fluke on LiveJournal the other day.
Anyway, we were talking about deleting posts and basically taking back what you’ve said. I don’t think I defended my point well enough, at least not to my liking.
My thinking is that when you post something on here, it’s permanent. You have said something to the world, you cannot give yourself the opportunity to take it back. You can’t do that in the real world, why should it be allowed in the blogosphere? I’m not saying that you should eliminate the delete button however; I’m saying that the delete button should only be used in the most dire circumstances (i.e. legal issues, corrections of fact, etc.) But once you’ve posted something it should become part of your permanent record. Those posts from 2002 for example: right now those represent the earliest footprints I have left on the web, they are the raw feelings that I had at that moment, sadly the spelling and grammar are atrocious, but I cannot bring myself to correct them. They are out there for all to see and enjoy or critique. Part of having a blog is having the understanding that the whole world gets to see whatever you show it.
Of course there are many people who blog anonymously, I’m perfectly fine with that, you have a write to be whoever you want to be on the Internet and a blog is a perfect place to be totally anonymous.
The jist is this: Once you have posted, leave it alone, its permanent. You don’t have take backs in the real world; don’t allow yourself to have them on the net. This is your life, own it.

First Post

Well this is the first time i’ve done this so i dont’ really know what i want to put on here. Well my name is Mike and I spend quite a bit of time on the ‘net so this is yet another project that i’m undertaking so that my life on here isn’t as boring as it has been. I’m a student at Purdue University where I’m studying computer programming. I like to go hang with my friends at the mall or just chill at someone’s house and watch movies or something. well i’m done for now. i’ll be back hopefully everyday to let you knwo what’s up. in the mean time check out this page. Digital Blasphemy
Click… I’m out.
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