the death of email?

email

yea, this topic has been beaten to the ground many times by a lot of bloggers.  and yet i still use email every single day.  if it’s dying, i’ll be jack kavorkian and help make it as painless and easy as possible.  but what are we really replacing email with?  instant messages and social networking status changes?  could you really do the same thing on aim or twitter that you do using email?  i’m going to go with a big resounding “no” here.  perhaps email isn’t dying.  perhaps online communications are just evolving into more distinctive and customizable forms.  so in the end, you have an idea that you wish to convey to the world.  depending on the idea content and the scope of social interaction you desire, you can choose a medium of communication that is custom-suited to how you want to interact with the world.  whether that be email, instant messenger, twitter, facebook status, myspace status, etc.  this reminds me that i wanted to look for a program which could handle all forms of online communication.  digsby was an interesting experiment, but was far too buggy and left a huge footprint on my system.  anyone else have any ideas?

wii will wii will rock you

wii

And yes, I have finally gotten off my lazy butt and gotten a wii from amazon thanks to pigz and his wii alerts that gave me a five minute purchasing window.  So far I have wii sports, super smash bros brawl, and super mario galaxy.  I spent some time playing all three, but the majority of last night was devoted to super mario galaxy.  Although childishly simple, the game is still pretty fun.  And getting used to the wiimote is a joke.  I was using the remote and nunchuck like a PRO after the first five minutes.  I might post my wii code on here later so friends can register my wii on theirs.

art-o-whatwhat?

dj grun

This weekend started off with Art-o-matic in DC to go see Bob spin a late night set.  I got there a bit early and explored around a bit before the show started.  I’ll go on the record as saying that I think art-o-matic has to be a multi-day experience.  There’s just too much art to absorb in a one-day span.  Eight floors of craziness.  Later on in the night, we went out to the cat.

shell

and somehow in the night, I got to see this badass pez collection in someone’s crib.

pez

good times all around.

this isn’t my life… THIS IS SPARTA!

I’m often surprised at how some things turn out in my life. Everything will be the same, normal routine for weeks, even months, and one day it all changes and your world is quite different than what you’re used to. But enough of that mindless inspirational dribble…

For Peter’s birthday, we got to try out Chima, a brazilian steakhouse in tyson’s corner, which had an amazing selection of meat that was brought around to the tables on skewers. Although the food was amazing, I don’t think I quite got my money’s worth since it was $50 per person and I seriously doubt I ate $50 worth of meat there. Definitely overpriced, but the atmosphere was extremely relaxed and the food was great. I highly recommend the salmon and filet mignon.

So I’m also pondering whether or not to delete my myspace account. I’ve been on that site since close to the beginning and was actually the motivating force for many of my friends to get on it and begin their exuberant lives as myspace addicts. I feel that myspace has jumped the shark long ago and is now just drifting in a slowly dying orbit dwarfed by the superstar facebook (which also seems to be on its way out). Anyway, seeing as how innovation is prompted by necessity, it’s time to make myspace realize that they suck something terribad and need to acquiesce to fate. Therein lies the foundation for myspace deleting day, which is gonna be on June 1, 2008 for me. That gives me one month to convince as many people as I can to delete their myspaces too, or have someone convince me not to delete mine. Let’s start making the world a better place. a myspace free world sounds like a great way to begin!