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December 10, 2009

hi there blog

long time.

i was just reading over this article on cnet from yesterday and couldn't believe it's been 10 years since i switched over from a finance intern to one of the tech interns at an internet start-up. that was a crazy time, seemed like every day there was a new ipo, and people would just become millionaires in the course of a day from their stock options. i was pretty psyched for redhat and va linux. i thought linux was gonna take over... but the way it's played out to today isn't how i imagined it. lots of businesses use linux these days, but desktop linux is still a niche market for ueber geeks it seems... despite the fact that it's free and open-source and all. it is getting better though, thanks to the likes of companies like ubuntu. who knows, with the growth of google's android, lots of people will be running on linux and won't realize their running on one of the most powerful operating systems in the world.

December 27, 2009

spelling

now i'm not saying i spell things correctly all the time. i tend to make mistakes, but i really do try and catch or correct them prior to sending a message, posting a comment, publishing an entry. depending on who i may be speaking to or emailing, i may even misspell words on purpose because there may be some significance to it, but it's understood by the other party that i'm doing it on purpose. however, when posting to a public forum, i feel pretty strongly about spelling things correctly so one doesn't look like a complete idiot. can i just say that it seems more often than not i cannot help but get mad when reading comments these days especially from things published as news or news commentary. things like healthcare reform, the war, and other social issues are important. if one feels the need to argue their point, i believe they should. what really gets me though are those who argue their point and want to be taken seriously when they keep spelling the same word(s) wrong. i've seen some misspellings that are just way off too! if an individual had a basic grasp of the english language, and spelled by sounding the word out, they would not even think about putting that extra letter in. aside from these social/political topics which get people riled up and commenting, sports also seems to be another topic which gets people going. i've seem some butchering of spelling in some comments. for example in this article i found this awesome comment.

It is true no Super Bowel coach won a Super Bowel with another team, but Mike Holmgren and Bill Parcells did very good with other teams (losing Super Bowels with other teams). We need a GM!
Posted by: TheFootballExpert on Dec 27,2009 at 02:13 am

ok guy, maybe you should become an english expert instead of remaining a football expert. having interchangeable super bowels with different teams is kind of disgusting. additionally, i feel quite bad for holmgren and parcells for having good (super) bowels with teams and then losing their bowels (in a super way, must have been painful btw) with other teams. can one person's argument for a gm be taken seriously when they're talking about bowels? it's frickin BOWLS!

the ones that get me the most though, are when supposed "americans" create signs for rallies to keep out immigrants, and they completely butcher words or can't even differentiate between words like 'there', 'their', and 'they're'. these people are angry because immigrants are coming in and taking jobs from "real americans" (which in a lot of cases are jobs which "real americans" refuse to do), and yet the "real americans" don't even have a basic grasp of "real english"! how ironic (or moronic) is that?!

/rant

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