keeping things simple (hopefully)
May 22, 2008
Filed under: Thought Provoking — Jason @ 10:43 pm

Yesterday I stumbled across one of the most moving lectures I’ve ever seen. Randy Pausch, a professor of Computer Science at Caregie Mellon, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was told he only had 3 to 6 months to live. This lecture follows that diagnosis.

I would be doing a disservice to this man by trying to sum up what he departed onto his audience so I encourage you to watch it. It’s an hour and twenty minutes long, but just watch the first 5 minutes… I’m sure you’ll stay for the whole thing.

January 10, 2008
Filed under: Funny, Thought Provoking — Jason @ 1:29 am

Browsing around Facebook and LinkedIn today I noticed that there are some people that just have way too many friends. How many people can you possibly be friends with… for real? And then a funny thought came to my mind:

“The more friends you have within online social networks and mmorpgs, the less likely you are to have real friends in the real world.”

I name this The Law of Inverse Online Friends. (If anyone can think of a better name, please share it with me)

Now, I know people may get upset with that law because of 2 things: First, that is definitley not a tautology (in the logical meaning) and second, who am I to say what a ‘real’ friend is? If you are one of those people, then relax, you are exempt from this law. Just take the stick out of your ass and get a life :)

[update:  Since the posting of this article, I have quadrupled my friends in facebook... ]