Ever since moving away to college I have virtually stopped driving. First, in NYC the subway was my chosen mode of transportation. Quick, east, cheap, eco-friendly and always amusing, the NYC has its own culture and vibe. I always looked forward to a good cross town trip on the subway. Now I am living in Santa Barbara and commuting to the city college here. The bus is the most efficient way of getting between downtown SB and Isla Vista. A bus pass is included with tuition and runs every 30 minutes to school and back. It is very convenient and gives me time to finish up some homework or read a book because I don’t have to do any driving!
Monthly Archives: April 2009
MON >> APR 27, 2009
I’m not really sure I understand the whole Twitter phenomenon. For those of you not familiar with Twitter , it is basically facebook…. except it’s just the status part. Users sign into an account for the sole purpose of alerting their friends to what they are doing at that particular moment. I have a Twitter, but I have a feeling it will be short lived. I’ll stick to FB for now.
I discovered a new social networking site (just what I needed right) today called you city. It is still in the beta phase but it seems very promising and facebook has already shown interest in it. It basically is an interactive Sim City program. It is very much worth it to check it out.
I was browsing through the CNN videos today and found this. If you find it interesting, you might want to watch one of my favorite t.v. shows, The Tudors on Showtime channel.
A great parody by John Stewart and friends. Why are Swedish girls so hot?? I gotta get over there for my next trip.
- The is symbol denotes a link to a websites RSS page.
- An RSS feed, when saved into an RSS reader, sends information to you instead of you searching for the information.
- Here it is explained in plain english:
SORRY, SOME IF THE VIDEO IS CUT OFF ON THE RIGHT SIDE, I’M NOT REALLY SURE HOW TO FIX THIS, yet.
- As a fan of anything google, I highly recommend using google reader. GR can also be linked with your gmail account and blogger account, among other things.
- So for now on, when you sign onto the internet, just check your google reader page instead of the countless other pages you would visit.
So I have sunken myself deeper into the internet… I’ve started a blog. My first post will be relatively short. It will be interesting to see how long this whole thing lasts. I’m not exactly sure why I have started this blog, and if the title hasn’t said it clearly enough, this blog is basically a lot of nothing. This is simply a virtual clipboard in where I will post and discuss things I find interesting from various sources, and I invite you to do the same in the comments section.
To start off, I was not particularly fond of blogs until recently. However, I have come to realize that blogs are an invaluable source of information for the things that interest me. Sort of like a party for newspaper editorial columnists, but everyone’s invited. And isn’t that the whole point of the internet, to share information quickly and conveniently?
Here are some of the blogs I frequent:
http://matadornetwork.com/ For the traveler
http://pruned.blogspot.com/ Landscape architecture.
3 lil bi*ches. Blogger won’t let me post a link with a vulgar URL, but visit 3lilbi*ches.blogspot of you’re interested but replace the * with a “t.” A cool blog started by 3 high school friends of mine.
http://www.woostercollective.com/ Street Art: New Art
http://www.thecoolhunter.net/ Hunting cool things
… to name a few.
I will let one of my favorite fictional characters, Hank Moody, rant about blogs. I share some of his grievances:
(please excuse the subtitles)
In a later blog, I will show you how to stay up-to-date with your favorite blogs, newscasts, sports scores, and other internet information in fast and reliable way by utilizing RSS feeds.
This concludes my first ever blog post.