General Rant Technology

Linkage

Sorry for the bad grammar in yesterdays post – my excuse is that I was very tired when I wrote it!

Its been just under two weeks now since I moved my blog over to the new site and I’ve already been astonished by the amount of linkage that has been generated just by switching to something standards-based (RSS etc). The back-end system I was using before was OK but very limited compared to WordPress which seems to becoming the de-facto replacement for the venerable MovableType which has gone commercial. Although I’m still not 100% satisfied with the layout of the new site I still think its better than the old one and will probably continue to develop it as and when I have the chance / inspiration. Now all I need is some more traffic so as to get people commenting a bit more…

Talking of comments, yesterday evening out of nowhere some random person starts talking to me on MSN, the conversation runs like this:

(so)H(so): hu the f*** r u
…@hotmail.com: who is anyone?
(so)H(so): i duno u tell me
…@hotmail.com: i have no idea who u r
(so)H(so): me neither
(so)H(so): hu am i?
…@hotmail.com: at least we agree on that
(so)H(so): lol
…@hotmail.com: so is ‘H’ a cunning pseudonym? possibly like ‘M’ in James Bond?
(so)H(so): nah im ellie howards daughte
(so)H(so): r
…@hotmail.com: ahh, that explains so much…
(so)H(so): rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

I question why the internet seems to be a hotbed of strange and twisted people, whoever this person was they sounded seriously confused! I think in future I’ll just ignore such people to avoid causing them more mental harm. On a side note, why do people seem to regress to apes when talking online? Is it really so difficult to talk properly?! Enough ranting for one day!

Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Tokyo. Prior to this, he lived in China and still returns frequently to continue exploring this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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