Unpopular Opinion

These posts seem intended to either… Get people to comment about how other readers have the exact same opinion. or Get people to flail at arguments against it, which makes the poster so defensive the backfire effect solidifies the opinion into no chance of ever being changed. Ever.

Goal Progress

Yesterday was the 182nd day of the year, so at the halfway point, here is an update on my├é┬áresolution progress. Complete unfinished novel series. I finished the Harry Potter series at the first update. The Sword of Truth series is now done. I have most of the Ender’s series books, so I am working on… Continue reading Goal Progress

Google Video EOL May 13, 2011

Google Video told me I have to move my videos before they delete them on May 13, 2011. They suggested Youtube (since Google owns Youtube). Instead of a button to move them all to Youtube with the titles, descriptions, and view counts intact, they gave me a link to my video status page where I… Continue reading Google Video EOL May 13, 2011

Community

Are people in the United States more insular? Is technology getting in the way of us being able to communicate? Why is technology breaking up marriages according to NPR? The line which stood out to me is: But opportunity is a key predictor of infidelity, and social media have increased opportunity exponentially. Just 10 minutes… Continue reading Community

Dorm, Major, or Race

“College freshmen are more likely to make friends with peers they share a dorm room or major with than they are to befriend those from similar racial backgrounds…” I barely remember my roommate from living in the dorm freshman year. He was as much a stranger to me as the person you routinely run into… Continue reading Dorm, Major, or Race