Monday, 6 February 2012

Weekly Round Up

It's almost slightly amusing my page views were not in fact through the roof yesterday. Either I didn't mention Anonymous enough or the FBI have decided that I'm just not a threat. How little they know me. Anyway, before I do this round up, I want to share Henry's comment from yesterday:

Every time you've mentioned Anonymous in an article you've kinda touched on something that I wanted to comment on but I kept backing off, assuming you knew. But, just in case you don't, I'll just say it now. 


I think you have the wrong idea about what 'Anonymous' is. You keep talking about it like its a finite group of people. That's completely wrong. 


Anonymous is You. When you want to be.


You and I have blogs, sort of like virtual houses with addresses where people can find us, yeah? But that link doesn't stick to all your online activity. When you want to, you can don the Mask and become anonymous, too.


Maybe it's just a small failure of communication and you already have the right idea, but I just wanted to make sure that you weren't slipping under the impression that Anonymous is some kind of underground group that's fighting for your rights and that you are just a supporter, cheering them on from the sidelines. 


YOU can be Anonymous, fighting for OUR rights.


Anonymous isn't exclusive. It isn't hierarchical. It isn't centralized. 


It is us. If you want to be.

My response was as follows:
Nah dude I did know that. I have donned the mask in the past. Sometimes they move too fast for me to keep up though. Everyone and anyone is Anonymous. It's not that you can be, it's that you ARE. Sometimes I just accept my role as a supporter, but when I can, I will happily join and fight the good fight. But you have cleared that up for anyone else who reads here too, and don't worry next week I am encouraging activity. I guess actively encouraging just wasn't a step I was prepared to take yet. But I'm encouraging peaceful protests, not hacktivism. I don't have a problem with how Anonymous does their work mind.

I stuck it in bold because it's something we should all remember. We are all Anonymous. We can all don the mask, we can all fire up the cannons, we can all order pizza, or at the very least we can all spread information and awareness. Now that I've given you something the length of a post, let's get started on the actual post huh?

Tuesday; I laid out some of the details of Black March. The month long boycott of Hollywood. I'd love it if you participated but I can understand if for some reason you don't/can't.

Wednesday; I talked about how I'm due in court at the end of the month to testify and give evidence against the people who broke into my house last year. I'm still wondering if I'm actually going to be honest, I've still not had any word back at all.

Thursday; I went into how I'm not a very social person, and the surprisingly low number of friends I have.

Friday; I responded to being tagged by Fang, and stated 11 things about me, answered his 11 questions, and came up with 11 of my own for any who want to answer. I also gave out a lot of internets as a lot of people got the Spinal Tap reference. You're all part of the cool kids club.

Saturday; was another chapter in the life of Trent Saxon, spacefarer. I've taken the comments about speech in, and will space it better. At first I really didn't want empty space, but empty space is better than a wall of text.

Sunday; I posted a comic by webcartooning mastermind Zach Weiner about how people are citizens on the internet too, and how bullshit all the things that governments do are. I don't think that's a real sentence. Also included is a video of Anonymous' message to the leaders of the world.

Happy holidays. I don't think it's actually a holiday but someone said they wanted the day after the Super Bowl to be declared a holiday. Maybe if we all act like it is one they will make it one.

53 comments:

  1. I had to go back and read some of those as I didn't blog last week. Congratulations on the 300+ followers!! That was a good point Henry made. We can't just lay down and take this. The internet is our wild west and we need to keep it that way. I'm all for boycotting.

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    1. Congratulations, you are now Anonymous. Thanks as well :) Thanks for going back and rereading too. Yay people do care :D Though I already knew that.

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  2. The Giants winning is nothing to celebrate :P

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    1. I didn't even know who won. I think the point of it being a holiday is that you drink and eat so much you need a day off to recover.

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  3. Be more aggresive if you want the FBI to come to your doorstep! :D

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    1. I'd rather not have them at my doorstep thank you very much :) I just want them to lurk and give me page views. Plus it proves that even though I've done nothing wrong, they're watching my every move.

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  4. While I CAN indeed be Anonymous, I feel like I don't really qualify to be Anonymous, as I'm not well informed, I know enough about computers to get by, and I really have no power. It's like saying we can all be Batman. Well, if you're 300 lbs and can't walk upstairs without getting winded, sure, you can TRY to be Batman, but maybe you should just leave the Batmanning to Batman. And yeah, I just used Batman as a verb. BOOM.

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    1. I've never seen someone use Batman as a verb and I'm so damn happy I have. That's the kind of view I took here. I do what I can, but they can do so much I can't. If all I'm good for is spreading information and awareness, then that is my job and I'll do it. Using Batman as an example, I guess I am Anonymous' Alfred, while aspiring to be Nightwing. No one wants to be Robin.

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    2. If you feel like you aren't informed, change that fact!

      As for being 'qualified' or not, I'd have to point out how poorly some of these law-makers and leaders perform once in office. Lack of qualification doesn't stop them so don't let it stop you!

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    3. Bwahahahaha. 'Tis true though. It's not too hard to get informed these days. Especially if you follow me on Twitter because of how much retweeting I do.

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  5. Haha, yeah. We could call it, "Whatever you want to call it" day. That way everyone greets everyone else with a different holiday that fits them.

    Mine today would be "Hey Mark! Happy Hide from the world like a ninja day"

    What would you name yours?

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    1. I'm happy with "Hide From The World Like A Ninja Day" personally.

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    2. Good. We'll both be celebrating it today. Cheers on this most gracious Hide From The World Like A Ninja Day!

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  6. I think the power of the internet is very intersting - I'm always curious how people will use it.

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    1. Mostly it is used for good, so that's nice to keep in mind.

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    1. Thursday seems to have become my emo day.

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  8. Wow, a spotlight on my comment. I am honored.

    I dunno about making it a holiday. Half of the fans wake up disappointed the next day, you know?

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    1. You can all celebrate the fact you drank and ate so much though. That comment deserved a spotlight, so it got one :)

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    1. Possibly the shortest comment I've seen from you.

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  10. Somehow I missed a day (Wednesday). How scary you have to testify against someone for breaking in to YOUR space. Hope it all turned out ok.

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  11. Super Bowl? Didn't know about that. I've never liked handegg. :p

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    1. I'd probably have some more respect for it if they called it Handegg and accepted it.

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  12. Honestly, the FBI traces me on the internet. If you remember a while back (last summer) when there was a DDOS on the FBI/CIA sites, I went to both sites to check if they were actually down, and sort of f5 bombed the FBI site to try and get it to load. Well they traced it as a minor DDOS, and I get followed on the internet. FUN FUN FUN! But no really, all they have access to is the websites I visit.

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    1. I hope they don't have that on me lol. That seems way too far to me.

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  13. Wow you surely had a busy week.
    I did not watch the Super Bowl but if they want to declare the day after holiday, i could always use the day off:)

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  14. There doesn't seem to be made Giant's fans around

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  15. Yay! Great week! :D
    And yeah I do need to fight for my rights... but The Vow just looks soo good...

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  16. Henry has a point. And what a week! :)

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  17. Happy day after the superbowl day!

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    1. Well "Superbowl Sunday" is pretty much a holiday by now, "Superbowl Monday" can be one too.

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  18. Anonymous is, in my opinion, the "face" of the internet. Anyone from anywhere, there may be some who really don't like something as it threatens their interest. They are in their right to say it out loud, one way or the other.

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    1. That is pretty much it really. Anonymous are the citizens of the internet fighting for their rights.

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  19. I don't know. If I truly wanted to cause havoc and get away with it all I'd have to do is claim to be Anonymous, leave a few memes in the chaos and no one would be the wiser.

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    1. Well then pick your havoc well.

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  20. I didn't know that about Anonymous. I thought it was a finite group of people. Interesting.

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    1. It encompasses thousands, possibly millions, but anyone and everyone can be Anonymous.

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  21. Happy Holidays to you too!
    And I like how you recap what you wrote about all week, makes it easier for people like me to catch up!

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    1. Well that was the main point :)

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  22. You are anonymous. I am anonymous.. Everyone can be anonymous. I'm more of a supporter, myself. If there is something I truly believe in, I will stand up and fight. Of course, only peaceful protests.. :p

    I'm thinking of joining the Black March. I actually tweeted this and I've got positive responses from some of my friends. No downloads or buying of books, movies or music for 4 weeks. I can do that. :)

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    1. Anyone can do that :) I'd like to add my support to your friends support :) Of course you should pick your battles and be aware of just what you can do too :) No sense in getting caught because you didn't know what to do. Leave the big jobs to the people who can handle it.

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  23. Yes, I'm finally in the cool kids club! Now, someone point the way to Tiffani Amber Thiessen.

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  24. "YOU can be Anonymous, fighting for OUR rights." I think this is great... Now I can scare bullies off by telling them I am a member of Anonymous, and imply I have my own personal army to back me up..yay!! Oh wait..then I wouldn't technically be "anonymous" anymore, would I?...oh drat.. back to square one.

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    1. Well they aren't your personal army anyway. You could always say you have friends in high places.

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