Tuesday, November 14, 2006


tabs are making my life easier

So I'm in the FAC today and I'm trying to research election results for one class, write a book report for another, and I'm doing research for this class - when it hit me. Tabs are making my life easier. I never realized it but I almost abuse the tab feature in FireFox. And to think I was ok with 6 versions of IE without them. Hell I can even push the scroll wheel and viola - instant tab.

I was multi-tasking so many things at once that on one hand I was being really productive given what time I had. On the other hand I have no doubt the quality of my work suffered a little. I was opening tabs faster than I could close them. I feel like my online need to multi-task is only strengthening my "ADD condition" in the real world that I share with every other student enrolled in college. When do you start slowing down and take one task at a time? Sooner or later everything is just going to run together making concentration and focus impossible

I was thinking and I wouldn't be surpsied at all if conditions start forming due to even new online habits like something as simple as tabs. Much like the RSI case in the book, technology is enabling us to do so much more but when does that stop being a good thing? Typing so quickly and often that you develope a condition? Having so many windows open that you are clicking, typing, and scrolling frantically - could a condition arise from this?

Perfect example: number of tabs open right now - 5
other applications currently running and in full use: iTunes, AIM, Word (important paper), Ares

How can be produce quality when all we want is everything here and NOW!?

this guy knows what I'm talking about... kinda... http://www.anomaly.org/wade/blog/2005/08/more_human_multitasking.html

Sunday, October 29, 2006




I've known about this site for a while and every once in a while I'll actually get something worthwhile. I've seen everything from free computer mouses to 10 free songs from Itunes. Definintly worth checking out

Thursday, October 19, 2006


The Capitol

Here is a picture I took this week for my J316 photography class...

I really like how it turned out

- E.J.

Thursday, October 12, 2006


Gift of Fire 5.1-5.2

I found this article really interesting because its cool to think about how copyright and freedom of speech had to be morphed and adapted for this huge new Internet medium.

The Communications Deceny Act is just a typical example from many where we had to create laws for the same type of problems we used to encounter in print and even radio. I personally think the CDA is a little too intensive and I can understand why it met so much backlash when it was introduced.

At the same time, a huge emerging medium like the Internet can't be without these steps in place to prevent indecent and lewd material from getting into the wrong hands.

Monday, October 09, 2006


Fun with technology

Its so amazing to me how many new sites pop up on the internet that use the fullest of todays technology and can do amazing things that weren't available to the generations before us.

This is another typical example:

really cool btw, I wanna try this but no matter how hard i'd try i'd get really far behind


Tuesday, October 03, 2006


More sad new from MySpace


I don't understand why huge companies such as Fox are investing so much money is such an unreliable poorly designed site. I have yet to go on myspace without having my computer freeze on me. Coding problems and navigation problems should be taken care of before they start selling TV shows on the site. How know what that will do to page loading and bandwidth

Tuesday, September 12, 2006



This is EXACTLY what I didn't want to happen


Pretty soon you'll be able to play loud annoying music on your page
oh yeah, and hover effects along with pink hearts falling from the top of your page

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