the end of radio silence

Over three months have gone by since I last updated this collection that I have been consistently maintaining for over five years. The neglect was not intentional, and I haven’t completely lost my passion to write new content on here infrequently.

I can’t say that I have been busy, because I have just been going through similar motions day after the day these past few months. I don’t plan on ever abandoning this as long as my fingers can touch keys to put together sentences on a glowing screen and the ultranet continues to transfer ones and zeroes back and forth between its many machines that maintain its existence.

I have definitely been in a creative dry spell lately, and I have been content with just being on this planet earning my keep. I hope to get back to updating this again at least once a month and hopefully more, but I’ll just have to see how the days go and if I’m up to it. 2012 has arrived. The web is moving and growing faster than ever. One day, the blog will be a vintage communication that will always continue to be around.

Print, radio, and television have a tough enough time keeping up with the speed that information circulates, but they have successfully adapted to the change in the exchange. Blogs can be updated just as fast and often as wall posts and tweets but require more effort to fulfill the format obligations.

I will still use this as my primary outlet when I feel like punching out some rants into the blogosphere, so check back every now and then. Thank you for reading this as long as you have, and please continue to do so. You’re always welcome to it. Peace out.

the how to

With a paid subscription to WIRED magazine, readers are given a free gift. One of the gifts is How To, a guide published in August 2007 on how to do a multitude of tasks.

The contents are divided up into three sections: how to work, how to live, and how to play.

Some of the articles include:

  • Popularize a Meme
  • Multitask
  • Ace a Press Interview
  • Get Promoted
  • Actually Work From Home
  • Dress Like a Professional
  • Use LinkedIn
  • Outwit a Mechanic
  • Wire Your Car Stereo for an iPod
  • Change Your Oil
  • Get 50 MPG in a Buick
  • Get a Boost in the Blogosphere
  • Get Backstage at a Concert
  • Order a Drink
  • Launch an MP3 Blog
  • Lay Down Tracks On Your iPod
  • Convert Video to Play on Your Mobile Gadget
  • Make Old-Timey Photos
  • Get More Out of Flickr
  • Take a Killer Portrait
  • Rock at Guitar Hero
  • Karaoke Like a Superstar
  • Beat Donkey Kong
  • Win at Scrabble

Some of these may seem easy to figure out for yourself, but this guide has some useful insight. One tip I found interesting was that you can maximize views on your eBay auctions if you list them so they end on a Sunday between 4 and 10 pm Pacific time.

The original advertisements were replaced with other scans for entertainment purposes only. Enjoy.

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How To

How To
Wired, August 2007
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