twittering, blogging, and procrastinating

Well, today I sorted out my twitter account – style, colors etc – and started following some people. I resisted the urge to follow ICHCheezburger, MC Hammer, Ashton Kutcher, and Tony Hawk; although John Mayer was an easy pass. I’ve made the somewhat lucid decision to limit my twitterati (is that a word – well, it should be!) to people I actually communicate with and care what they are doing. I am now on “following” terms with engadget. You can already see the MySpace/facebook-esque groupie thing getting well hammered on twitter. Other than the well publicised race between Oprah, Ashton et al to be the first to have a million followers on twitter, it’s a bit ridiculous to see the 1.6 million and counting people who actually believe that Britney Spears is following them in return and actually tracks their twitters.

In the real world, I found a couple of neat css tricks, and re-learnt my command-line Java; as well as consolidating some of my php scripts for dynamic geo-location components for pages. They were a bit of a mish-mash, having been done as I taught myself, and it’s amazing how cleaned up I could get them in relatively little time.

I think tomorrow’s post will be something like “css for the soul” or similar, and basically be a spewing forth of my latest tid-bits of knowledge and cunning tricks and hacks. Not that I’ve come up with much myself recently, it’s more been a pulling together and pooling of the genius available on the web and through Google. Although, I’ve now been tapping into Wolfram|Alpha as well – it’s starting to get a bit of flack, but I think that’s cause it’s in a newbie phase. The whole intent is that it is to be a humanistic learning-engine, so everytime we search it the answers get better….anyway, it can’t do any worse than Cuil has done….I did just go check, and Cuil is still alive, we just hear nothing from it these days.

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About Cameron
I'm a final year Computer Science/Information Systems major. Already finished my BA in Politics/Philosophy. I do web and software freelance on the side, while I finish studying. Hoping to be self-employed by the end of my degree, otherwise off into the real-world I go....

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