Instant feedback.

One of the things I love about twitter is the instant feedback that you can get when you send a tweet, whether it’s seeing people like it enough to re-tweet it to their own followers, or having someone respond to it. Last night I got both types from a single tweet.

I wasn’t watching the Hey Hey reunion last night, but the regular appearance of the #heyhey tag in my feed alerted me to the fact that quite a few people I follow were. I felt compelled to comment

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I was happy to see my tweet re-tweeted, but it wasn’t nearly as satisfying as seeing the following reply.

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There’s nothing as wonderful as constructive criticism.

Who are you online?

I like permanence. Six years ago I bought my own domain primarily so I’d never have to change my email address ever again. I almost had separation anxiety when my employer gave me a mobile phone, meaning that I had to stop using my old number. We still have the same license plate number that I had when I got my first car 15 years ago. I don’t like it when I have to adapt. The internet has gone a long way to messing that up.

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Bringing the crazy.

I know that lots of crazy shit gets posted on the internet. I know that YouTube comments epitomise this truth better than almost anything. And yet the following comment, posted below a video of  rioting in the streets of Iran left me convinced that there are people using the internet who wouldn’t pass the Turing Test.


So let me just get this straight. There’s about to be rioting in the USA because Obama is so unpopular, and the people who so violently hate Obama, namely  right wing fringe dwellers who not long ago were calling for the “Axis of Evil” Iran to be nuked off the face of the planet, are now great big fans of the Iranian people? Excuse me while my head explodes.


Knowing what an erudite audience I have here I thought it would be a good idea to share this great web site that I found this morning. Booko is an Australian site that searches online book stores to get you the best price on books that you’re looking for. Booko takes into account delivery cost as well as the cover price of the book and it will even let you fill a shopping cart with various books and then compare those across shops to find you the lowest total.

Too late for Christmas, but an excellent resource to bookmark for later.