Anyone try turntable.fm yet? You can chat and DJ for each other in a room. I’ve been on and it seems pretty interesting. I believe it’s still in beta right now and open only to those who have Facebook friends who are already on. So all my facebook friends can log on now. Let me know if you want to DJ for/share your music with me. :)
Ok, so maybe it’s not THAT new, but it’s new to me because I haven’t played with Flock since version 0.0001 beta. Apparently, I got Joey hooked on Digsby. Not sure why he likes it so much. Now I have another thing to introduce to him.
Joey, meet Flock: the social web browser.
Not sure why I decided to have another looksy, but I’m glad I did. Essentially, it’s a tricked out version of Firefox that gives you quick access to most of your social networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, webmail, Picasa, you name it, it’s there.
There’s an integrated RSS reader and blog publisher too (although I don’t like to use it because I can’t, or haven’t figured out how to, upload images onto my server with that tool).
Many of the Firefox extensions seem to work, which is the only reason why I’m willing to give it a test drive.
Is anyone else using it or giving it a go?
Boy was the spirit of the Olympics ever-present at the Torch run protests today! Everyone showed strong team participation and competitiveness. Check it:
Team Darfur (represented by the green balloons):
Team Vietnamese Fisherman:
Team Friendlies (yes, that’s what the Mascots are called):
Team Lion Dancing:
Team Fudan (represented by the blue flag-i have to give a shoutout to the university where I was last summer):
and my favorite, Team Athletes:
Where did all these people come from? How did they start “cheering” on their respective teams? Where were they before all this? Are they JUST starting to protest now? I felt a little left out, like I should have been holding a sign or something.
Here’s my chat with Melissa after we left:
Me: I just bought sek lau jup (guava juice from a store in chinatown)
Melissa: I just bought a mocha
Me: guess that means I’m pro-China and you’re pro-America.
Can I just be pro-people?
Now in public beta, Digsby offers IM, email updates, and social networking, all wrapped up in one. You can chat on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and Google Talk with one buddy list. Too bad there’s no support for Skype just yet. Digsby will also alert you of new email, and events in Facebook and Twitter. Looks good to me so far! Anyone up for some twittering?
- tell everyone i said hi, if they remember me
- no problem. they remember you!!!
- yay! i'm the chinese girl who can't speak chinese
- haha, no, you are the nicest girl who never sings
WARNING!!! The following contains atrocious verbage:
obviously close friend (maybe too close): last fri i went to peet’s with my friend after work. i didn’t really have a big lunch so my stomach was kind of empty. i ordered a medium coffee… ohhh boy…. we sat and chatted for about 45 minutes and then the rumblings began. it got so bad i suddenly just said to my friend "sorry…i have to go." and ran out of peets. hahaha.. i drove home, ran to the bathroom…and pooped it out so fast you wouldn’t believe!!!!!!!!
obviously close friend (maybe too close): seriously jennifer….rocket missiles…out of my butt. it was insane
obviously close friend (maybe too close): :D
obviously close friend (maybe too close): have a lovely day
obviously close friend (maybe too close): :)
obviously close friend (maybe too close): hahahhahaa
obviously close friend (maybe too close): muuuuaaahh h aha ha ha a
me: WHAT ON EARTH???!!!!!l@!l@!l@
obviously close friend (maybe too close): :-h
obviously close friend (maybe too close): hahhaha
obviously close friend (maybe too close): just wanted to share with you
me: i’m going to blog it now
obviously close friend (maybe too close): hey!!!
me: too good not to share with the world
obviously close friend (maybe too close): no blogging!
obviously close friend (maybe too close): zip it sister
me: if you’re going to share that with me, i cant keep it to myself
obviously close friend (maybe too close): whatever… that’s a breach in confidentiality!
me: whatever, i’m sure there are people spying on this conversation as we type
me: sharing that kind of stuff deserves no confidentiality
me: you inflicted pain and suffering on my eyes
me: the world can share in my suffering
Update (2/16/06): My friend in BJ said he was able to get on to the AOL site, so it seems that they’re AOK!
For my LA trip last week, I rented a car from SFO. While picking up the rental car, the guy directed me to this bright red car (economy size, of course). He asked if I was planning on touring around the city. I told him I was taking a little road trip. He said, “In this car???” Haha. Hey, you can’t beat the price of $14/day.
Yep, went to Santa Barbara and LA in that tiny body capsule. Every time a car passed me, I had to hold the steering wheel tight.
Here’s my travel lineup for the next week: Continue reading
When I got home from work today, it was non-stop chatting. I finally had the pleasure of meeting Nosebleed and Avida (well, their voices at least) through Skype. Wonder how Skype compares with the Gizmo project. I couldn’t do stuff like this before because I never had a mic until Zhart got one for me when he was in Hong Kong. Apparently, you can buy credit to call landlines or mobile phones all over the world for pennies per minute. Seems to be a little better than getting ripped off by those phone cards you buy from Chinatown where it says you have 300 minutes, but in actuality, you have only 20 minutes. It might be better than buying a $20 phone card and you try to use it sometime later and find that it expired. Trust me, I speak from experience.
I’m tempted to try it out because I feel bad for not calling my friends over HK, especially during the holidays. The connection is awesomely clear. I was conferencing with 3 people tonight and the people on the East Coast sounded like they were right next door. Free voice chatting, what are you waiting for people? SKYPE ME!
I was just playing around with some stuff this weekend. There were 2 things I wanted to get back online: the gallery and the forum. The pictures that I take are usually stuck in my computer so this gives me a chance to at least share it with other eyes. The forum is just a place to waste time…hehe. Nothing too serious, but I kinda miss all the chatter of the community. Things haven’t been the same since I left Tripod. Maybe this teaches me to stay at one place. No more stupid free stuff where I have no control.
‘Apprentice’ Chris arrested I knew it was going to happen sooner or later with that guy’s temper. He should have been voted off a long time ago.
I’ve been having problems browsing during the evenings. I’d be able to get online to chat, but couldn’t access any websites. Both Jerry and Morgan suggested it might be a dns issue. So I called up my ISP and was diverted to several different phone numbers where the people had no idea about what was going on. After being put on hold for about a 1/2 hour, I finally spoke with a guy who helped me clear up the problem. It turns out that my computer was pointing to some random dns server. So it was a dns issue after all. Thanks to the guys for their help.
I love going to Peet’s to buy my coffee. I just go in there to buy a pound and they give you a free cup. “Free”…my favorite word. With “sale” coming in a close 2nd. So Chinese.
For Gordon: Britney Spears is pregnant
Check it: #coffeehouse on irc.freenode.net is now in effect.
#coffeehouse exists so that readers and friends of The Torn Identity have a place to hang out and chat with each other in real time. I used IRC way back when the “internet” first started, back before all the IM came out. Feel free to use the channel at any time, whether I’m there or not. It’s for your enjoyment, after all! In all honesty, I don’t know if anyone’s going to check it out, but I thought I’d play around with it and get back into the whole IRC thing. Feel free to invite your friends. Cheers!
craig: chat chat chat
beej: chat blah chat
craig: blah chat chat
beej: chat chat chat
craig: brb…gotta go poo
TMI!!! Why do people feel they need to tell me exactly what they’re doing??? Thanks a lot Craigers…
I’m trying out a new chat client called Miranda Instant Messenger. The program is supposed to be smaller and faster than Trillian. You can also customize it by installing your own plugins. Both of these multi-network chat clients are still working on their patches or plugins for Yahoo (unless you’re a paid Trillian user). It’s a race to the finish! First one to come up with the Yahoo patch gets my vote. Hehe…
late night chats on aim
Topic: Female leaders, preachers, teachers, pastors… Biblical or not?
Why does this topic keep coming up? Once again, thanks, Rona, for making me look deeper into the Word.
I did as much work today as there is the sunlight in Alaska during the winter. Let’s just say it was too cold to move. Yesterday, I woke up early to meet this girl from my class. We were supposed to work on our presentation but she decided she needed to run errands instead of being on time. She came an hour late. GRRRR……We didn’t get much done that morning. I don’t think she read anything cuz she had no idea what we should talk about. After that, I rushed off to the child study center to run some tests on my preschool kid, Grayson. I played with him for a while, ran the tests and played with the kids some more. They all were so excited. I’ve never played with them that much before. I said bye to Grayson before I left and he leaned over, wrapped his arms around me, and gave me a huge kiss on the cheek! How cute is that??!! I didn’t want to leave. But my time was up and I left to eat lunch at this great Chinese restaurant in Pacifica.
After lunch, I took gong-gong to get Krispy Kreme donuts. MMM….That was his first time there. We bought 6 dozen donuts. I took 2 dozen and he kept the rest. I, of course, did not eat them…must…resist…
After doing the usual park thing, I headed for fellowship where we chatted into the wee hours of the night. And I still had to drive home! So after a long and activity filled day yesterday, it was nice to sit home watching and listening to the rain. So there you have it, the life of a student, or should I say, lack thereof.