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August 2005

My DiaryLand Diary

Many people have asked me, 'Scott, when did you first start blogging.'

Right before I punch them in the throat for making eye contact with me (always a dangerous proposition) I reply, 'Oh, I don't know, 2001?'

Turns out that I started blogging on June 6th, 2000 at 2:26am. How do I know this? I recently rediscovered my Diaryland site, and that is the time stamp on the first post.

Here is the first thing I ever wrote on the web:

Hello all! This is my first entry. I very much doubt that anyone I know will be reading this. Or that anyone will be reading this at all for that matter.

I took a moment to look around this here site and there must be thousands of dairies on here! And that is just this site! The internet is crowded with such pages. Why would anyone read this one?

I am not sure why. I suppose there is a chance that the "cosmic forces" might have brought you here for some kind of enlightenment. Well sorry, but I am all out of enlightenment.. would you like a Tic Tac?

Anyway.. since you are probably someone who knows me, do I need to tell you all about me? Well, I will since anyone who knows me is utterly fascinated by me! I mean, who can blame them?

I am 23, I work at Columbia Business School and I am a darn nice guy. I like to read (a little bit of everything but I shy away from crap). I like to write, but I have found that I just can't find the time to write. Does that mean that I was not cut out to be an author? I doubt it. I am going to try and write more, I will keep you posted.

That reminds me... if you are reading this, drop me an email and tell me why!

I live in Yonkers, NY. I have a wonderful girlfriend, who lives in PA (which sucks.. not the state but the fact that I am not with Elisa (that is my lady's name) but it is only for another year).

That is about all. There is more I can tell you, but I like to be mysterious (that is a boring person's way of saying, I have nothing left to say).

FIN

5 years, and not too much has changed. I no longer work at Columbia, I'm 28 now, I live in Philly now, and Elisa and I are no longer an 'item,' as the kids say (hey, they said it in the 50's).

The more things change the more they stay the same, huh?

I'm going to be getting my posts off of my Diaryland site and onto this site, most likely using the orignal timestamp so I can have all my online writing in one place (well, most of my online writing that is).


You don't bring me posts any more...

Sorry for the lack of posting, folks. I know, I know, the only thing worse than not posting is to post about not posting. However, I have been blogging just not on Blankbaby.

As many of you know, and few care about, I am a paid Apple pundit over at TUAW. That means that I need to post a certain amount per month (there's a contract and everything!) and I was a little light on the posting over there during the middle of the month, so I need to make up for it... and there are only 2 more blogging days in August (is it already the end of August? That's crazy).

Anyway, I know that most of you care very little about Apple, but you all love me like the gigantic piece of delicious man candy that I am, so you might want to see all my TUAW posts in one place.

Probably not though, and that's cool too.


I'll admit it, I skip the politics

I read lots of Philly blogs (as provided by Philly Future, the blogroll, not the blogs) and there are lots of politically fueled blogs in Philly. I think this is great, but politics bore me.

So, I'll let you in on a little secret of mine; as I read Philly's blogs I skip over political entries. It makes reading them much, much faster.

I'm sure there is someone out there that is subscribed to Blankbaby and they will skip this entry, so I don't feel bad.


Google Talk

talk_logo.gifThe rumored Google Talk is a reality! Sadly, the application is PC only, though since Google Talk uses Jabber I can connect using iChat. Sweet.

The good folks at DownloadSquad have a review for your reading pleasure.

Oh, and for the non-techies out there GoogleTalk is Google's instant messenger program. If you would like to chat with me over GoogleTalk I am sure I will be on it tomorrow (my gmail address is my first initial plus my last name @gmail.com).


Hey, you know who you remind of me...

images.jpgWhenever someone says that to me I know I'm not going to like where the conversation is going. Why? Because it never goes like this:

'You know who you remind me of Scott?'

'No.'

'A cross between Brad Pitt and Sir Isaac Newton.'

For example, the other day I was meeting with a consultant at work, someone I had met before. I was re-introduced to him and the woman re-introducing me said, 'Oh, you know Scott, right?'

The consultant replied, 'Of course I know, Scott. He always reminds me of Wayne Knight's character in Jurassic Park.'

Uuuh... what? You mean the fat, evil computer guy that shut down the Park's defenses so he could make some money and was directly responsible for dinosaurs being reintroduced into the wild and many deaths? That guy? Oh, consultant, you always know the right things to say.

After he said that there was an uncomfortable silence, which the consultant tried to fix by saying, 'No, I just mean he is always like, 'No one touch my systems!''

Ok, well that's much better than. Thanks, consultant!


Blankbabied in the Wikipedia

Blankbabied

Sadly, it is marked for deletion because it is a Neologism (i.e. the coining of a new word or phrase).  Thanks for trying, Frank!

Now, one of the coolest things about Wikipedia is that it is self policing, so this article was marked for deletion within minutes of Frank creating it.  Apparently for every article that is up for deletion there is a page for voting about whether it should be deleted or not, and the page for Blankbabied (this link will probably cease to function shortly) is amusing:

Deleteblankbabied

Now, the deletion pages starts out in a good, academic tone and then degrades to 'Delete, delete, delete,' and concludes with the good Doctor calling all of this 'nonsense.'  It doesn't take an advanced degree to know that this is all, in fact, nonsense and that's why it is so much fun!

I have no doubt that one day Blankbabied will be in both the Wikipedia and the Oxford Engilsh Dictionary.  Mark my word, dear readers, it will happen.