Archive for March, 2011

I’d like to share a word with you

Monday, March 21st, 2011

The word for the day is: perendinate.

It’s a really neat word; it’s a superlative of procrastinate.

To procrastinate is to put off until tomorrow.

To perendinate is to put off until the day after tomorrow.

Truly the technology is improving.

However, there is one drawback: Us perendinators are really stuck trying to figure out what the heck we’re going to be doing tomorrow.

 

 

He’s b-a-a-a-ck

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Okay, I realize that I come in way down in the standings for maintenance of a blog site, but I’ll try to plead innocence (not innocent) to the charges. It all started out properly enough. Originally, I knew that I should get into this electronic stuff and should be hip and up to date with all of this web presence garbage.

So I went ahead and had a friend get me up with both a web and a blog site. The operative expression here is “had a friend do it.” I suddenly found myself owning all of these neat things that I didn’t know a thing about. I immediately went into the second stage of web presence: fear of the unknown.

I would occasionally peer in suspiciously at the site to see what the hell it was doing. I would put on rubber gloves before I even touched the keyboard to make any entries, afraid I might pick up some sort of electronic cooties from this strange little beast I had launched. I decided it was something best left alone until I was sure it was properly housebroken.

However, circumstances began to rear ugly heads a few weeks ago. Apparently there’s something you can set to allow people to register with your blog site.  A few folks had done that early on, but I kept a modest distance away from those things, judging it a proper, hygienic practice to quarantine myself from a potentially infectious area. Things changed as I suddenly began getting bunches of people registering on the site. When it began to be hundreds in a day, I realized there had to be some sort of predatory thing happening, so I dressed myself up in a clean suit and wandered into the site, determined to figure out how to stop this cascade of registrants. I was able to figure out how to turn off the function and how to purge those people already in there.

Out of this necessary act of self-preservation, I learned how the heck some of these things on the blog site worked. So I’m setting about trying to be a little more regular with posting my thoughts on this site. I’ll make no promises about how frequently I will put things out there, but given my past record, anything is bound to be an improvement.