Archive for June, 2001

Wednesday, June 13, 2001

Wednesday, June 13th, 2001

ha ha you jealous little
bitches!  i already got it!  it only took me about 15 fucking minutes,
of course, i had some code i had already written i used.  but now, i can
update this news piece independently of the main web site.  i think it’s
pretty sweet.  next, i’m gonna make a generic work viewer, for articles,
stories, poetry, whatever.  ahahahahah!!


Wednesday, June 13, 2001

Wednesday, June 13th, 2001

that’s right, i’m gonna create some
bitching shit!  i realized with all the content and shit i wanna put on
this site, i have to code the displaying of the page.  so i’m gonna work on
that tonight and if i finish, maybe i’ll have time to start that article.
but knowing me, i’ll find something else to occupy my time, and i will never do
it.  that’s my problem. i start doing something, get interested in doing
something else, and forget about the first one!  just like now, i should be
coding.  leave me alone dammit!


A/S/L

Wednesday, June 13th, 2001

Enough people have complained that they are tired of stupid idiots viewing their web page, or some profile like on picrave then sending them a message asking their a/s/l. The reason for the frustration is obvious to those with a little common sense, if you go and read about someone, then send them a message asking these things, either you didn’t read the profile, or you are too stupid to remember what you just read. However, I have a different complaint with the a/s/l comments. I think the whole idea is just silly.

Here’s the deal for the uninformed. A/S/L means that the one who posts A/S/L wants to know the Age, Sex, and Location of those in the same chat room. How often do you go into a chat room and every 10 minutes or so someone puts this one line, 6 symbol message up: a/s/l? The really competent of those who do this will usually repeat it every 10 seconds or so just to be sure everyone can understand this person is asking this question. Not long after that, you get one liner’s back in response to the effect of 16/M/NY or 18 f tx, and about 20 or so more people putting their respective a/s/l. This is all fine and dandy, maybe once or twice in a night, but imagine this process happens and every person in the chat room post their a/s/l and then a new person comes in. Guess what this newbie will ask, but a/s/l? The whole process repeats itself over, and over and over and… you get the picture.

Curiosity can be blamed for wanting to know this information; it gives a general idea of the crowd that is in the chat room. It is used by members of one sex looking to talk to members of the opposite. (or sometimes the same!) It is used to find people that are in your area to chat with. Used sparingly, and used in an appropriate manner, this information can aid in the process of meeting someone to chat with, or to participate in the current conversation in a chat room.

What I want to know, however, is what is the damn point! People say that they use the internet because of the anonymous nature of it. Yet, they willingly divulge this information when a stranger in a chat room asks. People seem to participate in the act of giving this information out just to feel special, as if, by chance, someone is looking for that exact person to chat with and they are hoping they will find a lifelong friend or love. People think that if they reply to someone asking a/s/l it makes them cool. You know, like how people think wearing a Tommy Hillfiger (and if you think the people who make that shit give a damn about your clothes or how much of a fucking prep you look like, check the link and see what they really care about) shirt makes you cool, or like those chicks, however cute they are, wearing those headsets in the GAP. Nobody gives a rats ass if you think you are cool, and those that really are cool don’t give a shit about those that think what they wear and what they say make them cool. We cool on that?

Whether a person is from New York, or California really doesn’t matter if all you want to do is shoot the breeze. It is not necessary to judge the content of a chat room, because if you ever go to #teen, or #teenchat on any irc server there will always be kids talking about sex and drugs and what not. Even if you are 13 years old and hop into teen chat, just say “I smoked a big one today” and you’ll be everyone’s friend.  

Asking a/s/l may be a way for some losers to start a conversation, only if said loser doesn’t have the intellect to ask about interests, or the like. If you were in a room full of people you didn’t know, would you go up to each one and ask their age, sex and location to initiate a conversation? Hell no, they’d throw you out like the old cheese dip on the snack table! Number one, girls get offensive when you ask their age and weight. That’s a problem in and of itself since it’s only the old fat girls who get offensive. You can obviously tell a person’s sex unless you are at one of those types of parties… and you sure as hell know their current location. In real life, a halfway competent conversation starter would say, “Hi, how are you doing?”, “Hey, do you like this music?” or “Hello, I really like your outfit”.

If the losers who get on chat lines that constantly ask a/s/l were at a party in real life it would sound something like this: “So….(blank stare) … do you come here often?”, “Uhh…do you know where the bathroom is?”, “Hey, i gotta room upstairs if you wanna go check it out…” or “I feel drunk, can you take me home?”. Come on, you know those types. The ones even at the end of the night they are still sitting with the same few people they came in with, haven’t moved from line of sight of the drink bar, and the ones every one says excuse me to as they attempt to get to the bathroom. Do these people ever get dates? Sure, they probably get some slut who doesn’t give a shit about them, but I’m talking about a real date. Someone to actually be proud of and continue an ongoing relationship with.

Going into a chat room and participating in these actions do not mean you are part of the conversation. It does not mean you are competent enough to want to talk to just because you finally figured out the abbreviation of each state. It does mean you have nothing important to talk about. It does mean you are not important enough that people are already talking to you. It means you are not intellectual enough to see what the current conversation is about and add your valuable input. It means you are the one who would be left last in the chat room if chat rooms had hours.


Tuesday, June 12, 2001

Tuesday, June 12th, 2001

damn this work too.  i got home from work,
took a shower, am cooking right now, still haven’t ate yet, and it’s already
damn 8:30pm!  i’m adding to the site as i can, i’d like to code most of
the content in asp, but with all the links and things i wanna do to it, it
might just be easier to create the raw files with frontpage.  i wanna
make content.  one of the main reasons i started this site is to get me
back into writing, which i used to do all the time.  now i don’t have
the ambition to do it.  i’m not in the mood after working all
day.  when i’m not working, i’m working around my house, or
entertaining myself on the computer or something.  my environment is
not suited for writing, i have 4 cats, a rabbit a hermit crab, and sometimes
a dog all inside.  i have more animals outside.  actually most of
these animals are my kinda girlfriend’s.  they make tooooo much
noise.  years ago, when i used to write, i could sit in my room when i
lived with my mom and her husband and tune out absolutely
everything.    when they went to bed it was dead quiet, i
could think.  no one bothered me.  i would write poetry, or
stories, i had a few published, and i really enjoyed doing it.  i
consider myself to be a creative person, and i need to be doing something
creative and in my field of vision to stay focused and happy in life.
so, back to the subject, (i ramble a lot, part of my writing) if i write on
this web site, it will get me adapted to writing again and maybe i can be as
good it as i used to be.  and i decided what my first article will
be.  i really enjoyed vilette’s
article on picrave
.  but i see A/S/L as something different.
i’ll post it here as soon as i’m done.


Monday, June 11, 2001

Monday, June 11th, 2001

i finally decided to write something on this damn
website.  its a work in progress, but i wanted to have a nice place for
friends and strangers alike to go to learn more about me and to check out
the things that interest me.  the cam pic is just a peek into my world,
and if you see me on the cam at a current time but i’m not in the chat, it’s
because i’m fucking doing something on the damn internet.  thats why i
get on the net anyway.  so if you want to get me, the best thing to do
would be to send me an email cuz i check that every so often when i get
lonely.  right now i’m listening to some music from escaflowne
which i’ve only recently gotten into.    ive been staying up
too late recently.  it’s already 11:40pm and i’m tired as hell.  i
gotta get up for work at 7:30am.  my girl’s gone right now, so i’ve
actually been able to do things that i want to do around here for a
change.  things i need to do, things i should be doing anyway
regardless of if she was here or not.  but she will never understand
that.  but i get so caught up in doing them i stay up too late.
damn this need for sleep.  damn this getting old, i used to be able to
stay up till 2 or so in the morning and be able to get up for school, but
those days are a long time ago.