the rebirth

My parents’ wireless connection was so painfully slow that all I could accomplish with working on this yesterday was setting up a new theme for this blog. Fortunately, my host had an automated WordPress installation option so I was able to do that at work on Friday. I think I have this set up the way I want so far with a few things that still need some customizing but they should be soon.

The computers here at work are firewalled, so a bunch of websites are inaccessible to improve productivity and keep viruses and malware from entering the system. I support it to keep the kids off MySpace. Unfortunately, that means I wouldn’t be able to access my account which holds my blog. Then again, I *don’t* do MySpace at this job for the obvious.

I am truly happy that they blocked MySpace, because I was getting frustrated watching people surf profiles and post bulletins and comments all day instead of working. In that sense, I am supporting the man but if I was in a managing position, then I would see it as time and money going down the drain due to the counterproductivity. I would even consider it stealing from the company.

Now for the hypocrisy: They do allow us on the internet and allow us to use the internet between page loads to keep ourselves occupied. They let us play games between page loads. This job is lax for the most part and not uptight about us being off-task unless we’ve been off-task for an extended period of time. And that’s okay.

Since my other blog is inaccessible here, I have no access at home, and I no longer work the after hours job, I’ve decided to set up Modern Soapbox to post my heart out. My view on MySpace is also not in its favor, because that online community has become an absolute mess and everyone there trying to be individual and original are doing the exact opposite. I agree that the site is an excellent networking site, but no one there is truly anybody if they rely on that site as their online presence.

I will be slowly moving out of MySpace. I will keep my profile but will stop maintaining it not completely but mostly just adding people I know if they want to be on my friends list. I will stop blogging there for sure, because I now have this & it is more powerful and accessible.

On that note, I will also be mirroring all of my MySpace entries to Modern Soapbox slowly but surely. I will also be moving all my MovableType entries from the days of SiggyRev for those who ever care to read them for nostalgia.

After work agenda: Mondays @ The Crown (as usual)