Category Archives: General

Hello, I’m Not Dead

Hey, I’m not dead.  I know that’s heavy stuff.  Today I logged in and saw the new dashboard and a new feature I really liked.  You can get a chart of the viewing stats for a post (hits for a post).  The dashboard is mostly the same except for a new main page.  Well thought I’d tell you my thoughts and not give you the notion I’m dead.  That’s all for now folks.

Cheers,

gamehawk

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Its Been a While

It’s been a little while since I’ve blogged. There’s not a lot to talk about, but I’ll give you a few reviews and such.

Site:

Instructables: step-by-step collaboration– Instructables is a site with some cool projects. You can sign up and contribute yours. Be careful though, some of the projects could be a little dangerous.

Book:

Carrie by Steven King– Carrie is Steven King’s first novel, and it is a pretty enjoyable book.

Movie:

The Sixth Sense– The Sixth Sense is an awesome movie about a boy that can see dead people. You must watch this movie!

Well, that’s all I’m going to talk about for now. See you later.

Cheers,

gamehawk

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A Few Problems in Google Reader

The new Google Reader still has some little bugs to work out.  For example, this morning I was reading one of my feeds when about twenty or thirty blogs down I had found another of my feeds had mixed with it.  Hopefully Google Reader will fix this, but my new feed browsing experience is getting more enjoyable as I get more accustomed to the program.  This was just a quick little update on the program, nothing more to read here.

Cheers,

gamehawk

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Google Reader Gets Facelift

Google Reader, Google’s venture into an online feed aggregator got a facelift.  I kind of liked the old interface, but this one is better organized.  Once I get used to it I should be fine.  I love Google Reader, and if you don’t know what it is or what it does check out a previous blog of mine here.  I logged in a few hours before the change and logged back in to find to find Google Reader in its new state.  Most likely I was one of the first to know about it.  The reason I didn’t blog about it is because I didn’t feel like it.  Well, thought I’d keep you updated.  This is pretty general and shouldn’t be dragged out so see you later.

Cheers,

gamhawk

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Gas, Get It While It’s Hot!

People are going crazy over gas prices, talking about how low it can go.  I’m wondering about how low it can go.  Sure it’s looking great right now, but you have to wonde how long those of folks at OPEC will let it keep dropping.  The reason I would suggest this is because of the great hugs and kisses the U.S. gave out to Venezuela and Iran at the General Assembly.  Chavez didn’t sound too happy when he called Bush “the Devil”, and I don’t think Iran was too pleased with the talks directed at them over their uranium enrichment program.  These are two of the world’s biggest oil producers, and will they want to keep exporting barells of crude oil for the “cheap” price it is right now?  Probably not.  Of course, you also have the extremist liberals talking about how the falling gas prices are some sort of conspiracy started by our so loved GOP.  It’s an election year and it looks great for them, but are they in on a conspiracy?  Doubt it.  They might have tried to keep the gas cheaper through ethical means of some sort, but that’s a given for any party.  I don’t think they’ll want to keep the oil cheap for long.  There’s one other factor though that I’d like to address.

The second factor is demand, the demand went down so the price went down.  Being Americans we’re all thinking: “Whooe!  Cheap gas, can you spell party!  Let’s go on a big vacation!”

That’s not a good way to think, the main reason it got so cheap in the first place was there wasn’ a lot of demand once summer vacation ended and people stopped taking time off to drive long distances.  If we start going crazy by driving long distances and everyone starts going as many places as they can and going back for more cheap gas, the demand will go up.  You know what that means, higher prices for importing crude oil!

Conclusion, this “cheap gas fad” won’t last for long.  Get it while it’s fresh from the oven, er’ barrel.  Have fun with your new gasoline,  but don’t get crazy with it.   On a side-note, one day I’m ranting about crazy, extremist Republicans, and the next talking about those crazy, extremist Democrats.  My philosophy is that you shouldn’t vote based on the party, but based on the person and how well you think they’d do.  If people really asked themselves that, we could have many better people in office.   I’ll close on that.

Cheers,

gamehawk

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WordPress Upgrades

Login to your WordPress, for novelty if nothing else. I’m blogging about it. The editor now has an HMTL tab instead of that pop-up window. The HTML tab has more functions than the regular tab and makes HTML editing easier.  If you need to add some more stuff it’s right there.  I do believe some of the things should be on the regular Compose side as well.  Thanks to the guys at WordPress for adding this feature!

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gamehawk

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Will Ideas Run Out?

I was pondering something about programming today, and realized it could apply to all of life.  My thought is this, what if, in the future we run out of original ideas.  I mean someone will always be able to vary something in one way or another, but will we start “running low” on originality.  Honestly folks think about it, a lot of times I have an idea or a name for something and I search the idea to see if it’s been done.  A lot of times, it has.  I’m not saying we will run out of original ideas (although we could), but they might be in short supply at some point in the future.  This is something to consider.  Feel free to disagree with me, this is pretty much just general chatter.  Everybody enjoys writing a little rant every once and a while.

Cheers,

gamehawk

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