I was talking with Casey last night about LJ and it occurred to me that I haven’t posted anything in a bit. We were talking about how LJ is an online journal and should be used as a means to communicate our inner-most feelings and emotions with our friends. I never really saw LJ that way. I used it more as a means to catalog my life and to post generalizations of the activities I take part in. For the most part, my best friends are not on, and/or do not read Live Journal which is one reason I probably never saw it in the same way Casey does. Also, I don’t believe in publishing my private life for the world to see, nor do I see the need to post information on the Internet and then make it Private so only a select few can read. This is why my LJ, MySpace and website are open for anybody to read. if I want it private, I don’t clutter the Internet with it 🙂
Over the past few months, friends of mine have been giving me pointers on how to scam Sprint for a new phone. The only advice I followed was to apply the Insurance on my phone, but I did not bring myself to break my phone just to get a free replacement. As it turns out, I didn’t have to. The screen developed a dead spot affecting my writing/typing on it, so I headed down to the Sprint store and they are ordering me a replacement. Since my phone is no longer supported/carried by Sprint, they ordered me the new one. The PPC-6800 HTC Mogul. It’s a Pocket PC phone, just like mine, but it’s running the newer Windows Mobile Operating System (WM6)and I think it has more memory than my phone did. I should have it with in the week.
Web Cam Connundrum
Did I spell Connundrum right? Oh well.. I finally took the plunge and spend $100 on a Web-Cam. For years, my Web-Cams have been run using Logitech’s low-end $20 and $30 cameras. I used to use the QuickCamVC which was a $20 camera with comparable quality to most $80 cameras of its time, but Logitech could not get the drivers to work with Windows XP. Even in Compatability mode. So at the advice of a Manager in Logitech, I bought their $50 webcam and the quality was EQUAL to their shitty $20 cam. I was annoyed, but it’s the cam I use currently. It’s grainy, the focus is never right, and works like shit in low light. This will change when I get home. I picked up the Microsoft VX-6000 web-cam. It’s reviews claim it to be a GREAT camera, so I’m looking foward to hooking it up and getting away from Logitech altogether.
I’ll post comparisons and reviews this weekend.
1> i dont usually tell the world, but im mentally broken – i leave info on how im doing mentally when i leave a viewpoint – i dont always get it at the time forest/trees thing but my friends do get it and know what to do when they see it – these are usually the posts reserved as private to just the folks i trust….
2> not all my journal is private – i use it to post announcements to the public – clubbing, cons, events, concerts, etc get mentioned if i want to go – too many times ive shown up somewhere and either found one of my friends there or heard later that they wanted to go and if they knew someone was going to be there they would have planned differently….
the people i socialize with the most use it frequently so it makes sense for me to also – when i settle on a system i fully integrate – i dont like to flit from one online network to another – our group is large and wed loose too many along the way – never mind that our group includes folks up to 20 years older than me and they move even slower…
i guess i did too – how did you know the format of that post and what i said since it was locked??!!
you mimicked my entry almost word for word….
In response to #2. I move around a lot and only a small percent of the people I keep in touch with read LJ, so I too don’t use it as a means of communications. My friends also range from 20 something to 40 something, but we all come from different walks, the older ones don’t blog, the younger ones don’t have time or the attention span to follow up on the blog. I have tons of friends, but generally keep a small group of really close friends that shifts from time to time depending on our schedules/availability. Thats why I’ll post occaisionally but there’s no one place anyone goes to follow up on me. if I was to have such a place it would be my own site at http://www.jaypoc.com (Shameless plug) but I don’t have a lot of time to update that often either nowadays.
?? Missed a couple of things? what format of what post? Umm is this a reply to another post that somehow got connected to this one?
nope – this is exactly where its supposed to be – i realized i missed a couple things too when this post looked very similar to mine, title and all, but mine was locked so how the heck did he copy it?
As we discussed, I’ll have to check that out (at work now so I can’t) but we both know it’s because I have half your brain. lol