I only friend people I really know– I actually only friend people who I am willing to go out to dinner with so my standard is actually higher than this. There are several people who I’ve not friended because I don’t want to eat dinner with.
Facebook made me do it– I refuse to do something on facebook just because everyone else has done it. I won’t play the name game or 25 random things (that’s probably more because I’m lazy than anything).
Wall to wall flirting isn’t cheating – It’s horrible the way some people flirt and friend so outlandishly on facebook where they would be embarassed to be caught flirting in the same manner in real life.
I use facebook to keep in touch with people – I have to agree with Newsweek– I use facebook because I’m nosy (yes, I said it, now you can admit to it, too).
I’m so over facebook– I really am moving in that direction. More now than last week and more next week than now. When your grandma chats with you on facebook and asks you to post a link and then your 6 month old nephew friends you, it’s time to find another place to hang out.
I’m not so competitive– I hate most games- board games or computer games so I don’t care if you beat me. I don’t really know why I hate games. Just playing them really tires me.
Facebook is my friend– Ok. I know facebook isn’t my friend (just look how they flip flopped on their terms of service this week), but I can’t say it’s a business either or at least a successful one. On the other hand, I sure wish that I had come up with the idea and launched facebook or at least something similar where I could sue facebook for stealing my idea.
I finished my ubuntu experiment today and went back and wiped my family computer and reinstalled Windows XP. It’s not that I didn’t have a good ubuntu experience, but it’s just my family kept wanting to install programs that only ran on Windows. I finally gave in when my daughter got a Barbie MP3 player for her birthday that only ran on Windows and my wife and I didn’t want her monopolizing our laptops to play with it.
In review here’s how our four months with Ubuntu went…
Easy to do a basic install and update. Took some work to get my pci wifi card, but installing a wireless hp deskjet was easier on Ubuntu than windows.
Everyone could sit down and use it without additional instruction– even my three year old.
Did all the basic great– web browsing, opened word documents, spreadsheets, powerpoints.
Ran all of the above much faster than Windows XP on my family computer with less than a gig of RAM.
Free operating system and free software– even used GIMP to edit photos.
It’s a cliche, but it’s true for me– there and back again. I have bounced around between a couple of places and a couple of different types of jobs. Everyone once in a while I’ll throw a new place in the rotation and here I go again back to a new place that I added last fall.
It’s a long story that as I gain some perspective I hope I will be able to tell it all, but the short of it is soon I will be at UAMS in Little Rock running their Web Center helping them to launch their new consumer site and get a CMS running to standardize their edu site. Continue reading “There and back again”→