A little tech rant

I've been doing a lot of reading on Web 2.0. Have been for a while. This site just cracks me up:

Web Two Point Oh!

Refresh at least five times. It's a little dated (Dec 2005), but still a cool little program.

About 4 years ago I realized that, in today's world, if you can't talk tech to the computer jocks in your office, they'll walk all over you. So I started doing some self-education. How? I'd read ZDnet News (news.zdnet.com) everyday. Even if I didn't know what the stories were about, I'd still read them. I figured that over time I'd learn and understand more. It is basically 20 stories a day about the tech industry.

It came in handy when Firefox first came out. I told our network guy I wanted to install it on my computer. He said we could only have approved programs and they didn't want anything running that might compromise the network. I responded "Then why do you let people use Internet Explorer." (zing!) I went on to say that since it is not tied to the OS then it is less likely to introduce malicious software. He didn't have a response other than no. I installed it anyway.

So anyway, if you read up on the tech industry, Web Two Point Oh! is pretty funny. If you can't explain things to the office tech, you won't get what you need.

If you surf the `net using IE, you're a moron. Get Firefox or try Flock or a lot of people use Opera


My popularity soars!

The readership of this blog has skyrocketed to a confirmed number of 2. This has totally overwelmed me and I can only thank my parents for the strong foundation they gave me. Like myself, my readers have opinions and aren't afraid to express them.
I am anxious for some real blogging on your part. If you are going to have website worthy of a bookmark you should add to it at least once a week.

In Search of Ranganathan: After a year, a test post.

I'm bookmark worthly! Joking aside, Wooden is quite right that ISOR needs regular posts. But as I've written earlier, there is some underlining "bloated ego problem" that would motivate someone to blog. I have trouble believing that my bloated ego doesn't extended to "people need to read what I think" when it has always embraced "people should listen to what I say." I'm working to rectify this shortcoming.

Of course, reading stuff like this make it difficult to turn my blogging around:

How to Dissuade Yourself from Becoming a Blogger - WikiHow


Oh my, two post in one day.

Okay, where the trackback area? Right here? http://www.churbuck.com/wordpress/wp-trackback.php?p=618

or here


After a year, a test post.

Yeah, I'm just seeing if I can really start blogging, like the blogest blogger of the blogosphere. So you can check out this great article that totally proves some point I would make if I was actually blogging right now, instead of testing the wysiwyg editor, which I should have done last year.

I found it odd that my profile picture needs to be hosted on the web, but I can upload a pic from my desktop for posting in a blog entry. Seems like that feature should be in both places, no? I have to check that again during my copious free time.

Please comment on this entry before I delete it.