Random Post is Random

Happy Independence Day, everyone! (For everyone else around the world, happy Monday.) Just a bunch a random thoughts.

  • The Mets avoided getting swept by the Yankees Sunday. Jason Bay got the game winning hit. I think his 18 month hitting slump is over, and his confidence at the plate seems to be coming around. The game also pointed out that Derek “Old Man” Jeter's absence was obvious, when his replacement, Ramiro Peña, booted to chances that Jeter would have made, one of which would have ended the game in the ninth inning. Hope he enjoys the bus ride to Columbus.

  • I'm still learning how to use my new web editor, Sandvox. I was hesitant to pay the $75 for the software, but I've been truly impressed with the number of themes that I can choose from, all the social media plugins, and their online support is simply amazing.

  • I'm not on Google+, yet. It all looks cool. It kills me that, as a geek, I'm not in on the new cool internet toy. Given that I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook, I look forward to seeing if G+ can be a Facebook killer. The downside is that Google's beginning to slowly own everyone's soul personal information, and this will just add to that. I think the difference is that Facebook wants your specific information, down to what you're wearing while using the site, whereas Google strips (or at least I hope they do, they say they do) your specific information down to your demographics, and your surfing habits. It may be true for Facebook, but the way they respond to privacy concerns seems flippant. My rule of thumb about the internet is this: don't post anything that you wouldn't want to see on the front page of your local newspaper.

  • Yet another group of hackers have pranked a major website. The “Scriptkiddies” hijacked Fox New's Political news Twitter feed, and posted tweets that said that President Obama had been assassinated. Nice. Sorry, but this is behavior that seems even beneath the level of even a twelve year-old. I'm no fan of Fox News, but damn guys, create a strong password... srsly.