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Stream of Consciousness Post

Hmmm. Today’s NaBloPoMo prompt is “How did you feel about the start of the school year growing up?” No. I said I wasn’t going to follow the prompts. School is a boring topic. I was lucky though. My brother was, as my geeky friends said, “One of the beautiful people”, so I never had a lot of peer pressure. I was always on the fringe of all the groups at school…

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My geeky friends…lol. What ever happened to “Beetle Bailey“? Why did we call him that? Haven’t kept in touch with any of my school friends. Well, actually there are a few school friends who managed to “friend” me on Facebook. That’s amazing. How did they find me? Its not like I advertise who I “was.” I don’t have my school listed in my profile, do I? Nope. I don’t even have my maiden name on there…
Geeze look at my wall. Natalie needs some LOVE for her Sims. Better send that. Dang, Lana wants to share a special delivery package. I hate those things. Every time I open them I get a freaking brick. Makes me feel like Charlie Brown trick-or-treating and what does he have to show for it? @CB: “I got a rock…”

I love Halloween. Why is that my favorite holiday? Maybe cuz I had so much fun with my school friends on Halloween. The Haunted House, sigh. Makes me laugh even now. Oh the thrill of getting scared to death with gory zombies grabbing you in the dark. Haha. So fun. Or rumbling though my closet and settling on the same old costume, a hobo. How original. Every body always said I was creative. Maybe they were just being nice…

Oooh, Rocky Horror Picture Shows. Every Friday night, we’d go down to the theater and throw toilet paper at the screen. What a mess that theater was. How did they stay in business? How did we always manage to have left-over toilet paper? After the midnight showing of Rocky Horror we’d head over to the music teacher’s house to teepee him. How weird was that? Living two-doors-down from me was a major mistake. Were we too cruel to poor Madrano? There are lots of worse things to have regrets about than a few streams of toilet paper, I guess.
Better launch “Clean My Wall” or I’ll waste the day answering requests on Facebook…
ARGGGGH…

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Dang! Every time I go up to the top menu, that’s when the popup throws me back into Seesmic Desktop app. I really have to figure out how to move that #@#$!! notification box. It’s in the worst place: in the top right corner, so every time I go to my browser menu, I inevitably hit the Seesmic box. I sure miss Nambu. I can still use it, even though they went out of business. No. Gonna force myself to get used to Seesmic or find another Twitter client. I need one that can handle all my ghost accounts. Seesmic doesn’t quite cut it… Can only have two Twitter accounts… Come on! I write for more in my sleep. What was I doing before Seesmic so rudely interrupted… Oh yeah, back to my Facebook Friends list…
Let’s see, who of these are old school friends…Facebook Friends! Ha! They really should come up with a better word for it. And there it is… One of my biggest pet-peeves about Facebook: Without fail there’s a post on the feed that starts, “If you’re my friend….” and ends with they’ll unfriend me if I don’t repost their droll ramblings. In ALL Caps, much less… OMFG!. Friends don’t threaten. Besides, you’re NOT my friend, you’re just my Farmville neighbor…
Let’s see…old school friends on Facebook. Oh, sigh, talk about regrets…Ronnie…I was so clueless. Can’t believe I was so naive. Why in the world would he want to friend me after I treated him so badly? Why did he have such a crush on me? Why couldn’t I give him the time of day? Its not like I was hot stuff in school…

How would I describe my school days, anyway? NaBloPoMo, why are you haunting me? All I really remember about school is that I was in a hurry. I just wanted to get it over with and get on with life and now? I’m still in a hurry.

NOTE: This is my 3-day toward keeping my commitment to post once a day. Have you joined yet?

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Guido the Geek Performs Hit on Twitter?

President Barack Obama talks with White House ...Image via WikipediaWhen White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs admitted his Twitter account had been compromised, a host of feelings popped up for me. Having had one of my websites hacked a while back, I thought well if a site as huge as Twitter could have left its guard down what had happened to me wasn’t that bad. It could happen to anyone. The thought of such “huge” people as Gibbs and Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown‘s wife Sarah getting hacked goes to show how wide spread technology crime has become. Still, don’t you find the media’s attempts to describe technology a bit funny? I do. In a New York Times article — Twitter Is Hacked Tuesday Morning – NYTimes.com — the writer states:

Other attacks, including the first worm to strike the iPhone, launched in November 2009, also paid tribute to Mr. Astley. In rebel-Web parlance, clicking to see Mr. Astley is known as being “rickrolled.” Twitter has since disabled @matsta’s account.

I love that description “rebel-Web parlance.” ROTFLMAO.
The article also suggest a mafia-like cybercrime organization, which elicits in me visions of Guido the Geek completing a hit on Twitter account holders. Is there really a “cybercrime organization?” Well, sort of. There are a few groups who’s sole purpose is to steal identities. That’s what the Justice Department‘s division of  Computer Crimes and Intellectual Property define as cybercrime organizations. If there is a Cybercrime Mob, is there also a “Godfather?”
I know its not funny to those who were infected. The matter might appear less humorous to me if I’d visited twitter that day. Yes, I have a twitter account, but rarely post any tweets simply because I can’t write sentences that short. And, by the time I think of something to say, the subject is too old to comment on. I also don’t read tweets off of the website. Like many, I use an app (I prefer NAMBU) to keep up with those I found interesting enough to follow. However, I can go weeks without even firing it up. But, now that I know there’s a cybercrime mob, you can bet I’m going to follow @guidothegeek so I can keep up with them.

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