Monday, 23 January 2012

Round Rage

I think I need to put more references to SOPA/PIPA/ACTA/Anonymous into my posts. My page views were through the roof yesterday too (sadly not my earnings but that's a whole other matter entirely). Though now I'm going full tinfoil hat mode and suspecting the eff bee aye. It's not like I'm a political activist or hacktivist though, so I guess I have no reason to be worried. Though going down for advocating free speech and becoming a martyr is somehow one of my dreams. Anyway, here's a nice little round up for you.

On Monday (because there was no round up post last week) I revealed the winner of the writing giveaway to be Kbbuddingwriter. I also still owe Hazel a guest post. The actual post itself would wait until Thursday though.

Tuesday I shared 3 simple recipes with you. How to cook scrambled eggs in a microwave, how to cook spaghetti in a frying pan (with water not fat or oil) and how to make tuna burgers.

Wednesday I went in a bit on how I'm at my most creative when I'm very tired. When my mind is just free to wander because I'm not holding it back. I also talked a bit about how I hate sleep anyway.

Thursday was the winning post. It was basically what went through my head in a five minute time period. Though I overran and altogether it was about 8 minutes. Despite my own feelings about being so personal it actually got a pretty good response. So thank you everyone for supporting what was difficult for me to write and post.

Friday I talked about the end of Megaupload, why it was a travesty, and internet censorship in general. I'm proud to report my brethren that SOPA and PIPA have been shelved. I don't think we've seen the last of them though. Until then we have ACTA to worry about too. Something that's actually been around a lot longer, and people are only just taking notice. The battle never ends, and neither does the lulz.

Saturday was the next instalment of Trent's adventures. The working title is now Immortal Space, and I'm going to at least try to start linking to earlier chapters. Would have been easier if I did it right from the start but oh well.

Sunday I shared a song that someone posted as a comment to Thursday's post, and a video from someone to Anonymous thanking them for what they had done, and declaring his support for them. I couldn't resist, in light of what had gone down during the week.

Here's hoping I can come up with some ideas for this week.

48 comments:

  1. Another wonderful week and wrap up.
    Just shows your diversity

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    1. It does show a level of diversity, never thought of that.

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  2. Good round up of news and items maybe we missed....

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  3. I really liked Thursdays post and thought it was great. I also tried to make the scrambled eggs in the microwave and they just turned out weird...... That's right. Somehow I managed to mess up scrambled eggs! Ah well, at least I can still make great ones on the pan. Hope you share up more recipes soon!

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    1. I don't have anymore recipes lol but I'm glad someone tried them. I managed to make scrambled eggs by accident while trying to make an omelet so there's no shame in what you did. Glad you liked Thursday though.

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  4. I haven't read the Thursday post, so I clicked it. Definitely a winning piece. Tried the recipe you've shared, too. Thanks.

    Great week, Mark. :)

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    1. Thanks, and I responded on Thursday too ^^

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  5. about ACTA, people always just focus on whatever's the big news and just go along with it. people seemed to forget about ACTA so fast.

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    1. Well ACTA needs to be the big news again.

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  6. That's a great week of posts! Your tenacity is an inspiration to me. It's been quite some time since I could read a weeks worth of your posts on the day they came out, so 2012 is rocking so far.

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    1. lol thanks. I've never considered myself tenacious. Versatile yes, tenacious not really. Actually I can quite the opposite of tenacious. I'm easily bummed out and can give up too easy.

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  7. I think Thurs was the winner indeed. It's also a kick ass day of the week.

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    1. Thursday isn't bad, but I like Wednesday.

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  8. A post a day. I'm very impressed. I've never tried that before.

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    1. I think I've been doing it for five months now but there are people who've been doing it longer than me.

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  9. I'm so glad SOPA and PIPA are gone for now. It's amazing how many people took action and spoke out against it. I have a feeling as long as the Internet exists, there will always be SOPAs and PIPAs and ACTAs until we the people lay our damn foot down. And on that note, agreed that Anonymous needs much thanks. I think a lot of people don't understand how powerful these guys are or how much they're trying to actually help the Internet.

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    1. They don't but they should. They're our champions, our fighters. Regardless of how they started, what they have become cannot be stopped. They are the closest to internet superheroes there is.

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  10. Thanks for the round up! I missed the Anonymous video! And now I got to see it! Thanks!

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    1. Haha glad someone gained something from this.

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  11. you could make some kind of a scavenger hunt, one clue each day, then the winner gets a round of applause from everyone

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    1. I have cunning but I don't think anyone would get it. Or I'd be able to do it.

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  12. I'm glad you do these round-ups. I didn't get online yesterday so I missed the Sunday post. I left a comment on it for you. Keep us updated on things like this. It helps all of us.

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    1. I'll try, I have one coming up in a few days you'll enjoy. Well, you'll thank me for at least. It's not good news.

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    1. I think last week was pretty good actually. For the most part. We stopped SOPA and PIPA and proved the internet can stand up for itself.

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  14. *gives you a round of applause for a good week*

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  15. thanks for this round up. I was a little MIA last week. SOPA posts bring big numbers because everyone online cares about this stuff.

    Also, diggin the song from yesterday.

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    1. Well I only shared one of them, God only knows where everyone else was appearing from. I'm going to choose FBI to suit my ego.

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  16. More recipes, I say. You have no idea how much my skinny ass loves to eat. I used to eat eight meals a day, but my doctor told me my cholesterol was through the roof. It's better now. I miss my eight meals a day. Ten on weekends.

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    1. lol that sounds like a good food regimen. I would share more but I have no more sadly.

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  17. I SO know how to kick off this week.

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    1. >_> Yes it's happening tomorrow lol.

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    1. Even after the post is done everyone fixates on those -_-

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  19. You could try living for a cause instead of hoping to die for one.

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    1. I hope to live for it sure, but some causes you do more dead than alive and if the cause I'm living for is what is killing me then I can die happy.

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  20. I doubt that you'll have a problem coming up with ideas this week

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    1. Well you have an advantage there because I already said on Facebook I'm now set for the week lol.

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  21. "The battle never ends" Word, this is just the beginning we will be seeing a lot more of these bills in the future.

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    1. Make sure to join the fight against ACTA

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  22. Great wrapup! I'm sure you can come up with awesome posts this week. :D

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    1. I have some ideas yes, they may be awesome, but they won't be much fun.

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  23. I got a kick out of your saying that "going down for advocating free speech and becoming a martyr is somehow one of my dreams."

    Also, I still think that making scrambled eggs in a microwave could pose a health risk.

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    1. Only if it explodes. Oddly enough it really is one of the only ways I want to go.

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  24. Exact opposite for me. My earnings had a little spike while my views dropped.

    Also, don't forget to mention CPIP. This is a bad one too.

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    1. Needs more Anonymous. I couldn't find out anything about CPIP. It seems to be some sort of Club Penguin improvement or the Chinese political party. I don't know if I should be worried I couldn't find anything out or not.

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