Saturday, July 30, 2011

Some of the crap we say...

You ever think about some of the crap we say? Special K have an add at the moment where the voice over of a woman says, "it's a woman perogative to change her mind".

Now, come on. Why? Because your a woman? Why do you say your allowed to change your mind... think about it. To me it sounds really insecure to say "I am a woman I am allowed to change my mind!!!!". How would it sound if I stood in the middle of Carraroe and said "I am a man... I am not having Coke after all, I am having 7-Up!". People would look at me and say "crazy damn fool".

So the reason that it is acceptable for women to say "it is a woman perogative to change her mind" is simply because people before her have said it. It is thick. It is silly for a person to stand up and exclaim something like that.

(Of course really it is neither silly nor smart - it is just a meaningless utterance that is given a meaning by those that hear it.)

But it makes you think.. what else do we utter? What other sewage comes out of our mouths? (And before you make reference to this blog ask your self whom is worse, he who feeds the sewage or he who eats it!) How many other things do we say on a daily basis that really means nothing? Now the answer to this is that in one way, nothing we say actually means anything does it? Words only have a meaning becuase we have given them a meaning. Right. But with that said, some words, some sentences are more dangerous than others.

For example, my bugbear in Carraroe is the Irish language issue (didn't know it was an issue - well it is). In Carraroe we "should" speak Irish. Oh! Oh sorry. We should. I forgot that eleventh commandment - "And when thou arth in Carraroe in the year of our lord 2011AD speak Irish or I shall teareth thee a new ass holeth". You see some "shoulds" should be looked at again and questioned. I come a philosophical background where there it is said that "the unquestioned life is not worth living". It is a pretty powerful statement.

Oh course with most of my areguements, the are subjective... if you disagree - good. If you agree - good. All I am saying is this - listen to what you are saying and listen really to what people are saying to you. A shocking amount is meaningless, but it is the meaningless that we live by. Talk about the weather, who died, who is born. But some is not meaningless and it is dangerous, and takes away our freedom and erodes away our rights. Words might flow over you like water off a ducks back but there are other people who place words carefully to make you think that their thoughts are your own. These are the dangerous people. When you have read this please take a moment to think. Is there anything that you disagree with? Does someone agree with it? Why do you disagree with this? Is someone slowly spoon feeding your mind with poison and killing your independant thought?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bounce Rate...

My bounce rate is 70%

What does that mean. Well I have st up Google Analytics and it monitors my site cupantae.ie. Google Analytics set me what country the person that visited my site was from. It tells me how long they stayed on the site. It tells me basically everything that I need to know about the traffic that goes through my site. Now, when a person lands on my site and does not click any of the links on the page, in other words, they do not stay on my site at all (and in my case there are only a few lines of text on the site so I know that they simply find those lines either interesting and they click on them or boring and leave my site) this is called bouncing.

If I have a bounce rate of 100% that means that NO ONE clicked on any of the links on my site! At the moment I have a bounce rate of 70%... so 3 out of 10 people do like what they see when they land on the site and the click on more links. Now, I could make my bounce rate down to 10% if I wanted by putting links to sex sex sex, porn, fast cars, guns... but you know what... I am not that type of person.

Well, yet anyway...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Artifical Intelligence Program on the web...

I love these... some day I will have a conversation with a command line on a computer screen and I will not know if I am speaking to a computer program or real person. This is not because I am weak of mind, but because the artifical intelligence of the computer has become so good you cannot tell who you are speaking to.

To see two of these programs at work go to the following sites:

http://www.jabberwacky.com/

http://www.cleverbot.com/

Enjoy them, take a moment and try to have a real conversation and see what happens. It is fun... but soon it will be so real it will be scary...

Website Updated

I have updated my cupantae.ie website. I have shaven it back, back, back to the bare essentials of what I want on it. I have begun working with Joomla. Joomla is a content management system (CMS) and I think that will use such a program to work with my website creation. What I wanted from my websites was to learn Javascript, PHP, CSS and even if I use a CMS I will still be learning all these programs, as well as learning a CMS.

I have learnt reciently that alot of CMS' are the same in conept, the way that they are set up, so it is of course good for me to begin using one. It gives a fuller picture of how the whole Internet thingy works, which should be handy should the internet ever catch on.

So I have added new pictures to my lonelyatom.com site. Check them out. I was doing my lonelyatoms site manually too, as in typing in all the script by hand but it too time consuming. So again, mostly for lonelyatoms sake I will be utilizing a CMS.

Thats it, I miss writing here. I love it and I miss it.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

34 Years Old + ? Days

Not the most flattering picture for what is a great achievement of a billboard for Linda. Cool isn't it...I, for one, am impressed! Its almost like the letter jump out at you too.... cool!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

34 Years Old + X+Y Days

Its a day down at the beach. there is alot to observe.. look at. there is a seagull standing
down by the sea shore, looking around. hes probably thinking the same thing. there is alot to
see. and it nice and quiet, for some reason, there is no one here. i don't know where they are,
but they are not at the beach, maybe there is a game on or something. i am at the grave yard
beach in carraroe, beside the seagull there are two wooden polls and on the topof them are huge
signs say "Subsea Power Cable" and there is a picture of an anchor with a line through it that
means "Do Not Anchor Your Boat Here - You could feck up either your boat or the cable." Of
course wouldn't you know it, there is a boat anchored exactly where the cable must be. Water
cover I think 70% of the earths surface, why did he have to park exactly there!?

Makes you think about sign though. At this same beach there are more signs "Coasc or Dhumpáil
Fineail €3000" If you put "ail" after english word you have the new Irish language - see - no
need for the Acadamh afterall! But on the other signs on the beach say "No Campfires", "No
Tents", and "No Campervans". I think that is what they say. Thing is they are open to
inturruptation. They are only pictures. Course, maybe they should be written, you know, as in
in words "Do not set up tent here". But then again that is not fair becuase alot of the people
in the state of Ireland are not able to read, did you know that. Rest assured your not one of
them if you are reading this, don't worry. But it is the states respondsibility to ensure that
you can read.

So what would happen if I walked down to the beach, and I could not read - and because I do not
read I would not observe the campfire with a line through it, becuase studies have shown that
alot of people that cannot read are less inclined to observe signs because they are not in the
habit of it. Why would they be, you usually read signs. So you start a little fire, nothing
major, you not going to glass the earth or anything (Halo fans understand this - otherwise look
up the properties of Glass + Silicon + Beach Sand). So there I am with my little fire and a
Garda comes and fines me €3000. Which at the moment I cannot pay so I would have to get free
legal aid. And If i were not able pay for my fine at all I would have to be imprisioned I
guess, which is even more cost to the state. Of i would not be fined and I would be just let
go, which is a waste for the state toput up the sign at all in the first place.

So, even at the beach, when it is nice and quiet, no one around, there is alot to observe. I
observe how there is one sign that is really relevant seemingly that is being ignored (the boat
anchored over a line that could send him to the moon if he snags it) and I see a sign that
there is just too much administration in some cases. Who gives a good god damn if i have a fire
at the beach. And I would clean up after myself - but do you think that this sign is going to
stop people who would have messed up the beach otherwise from messing it up? Of course not.