Ubiquitous Academicians

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Hello all!

I don’t have too much to say today, because I’m extremely busy. However, I didn’t want to start off on the downward spiral of not writing. Therefor, I’m going to throw out a discovery I made today, with the help of http://www.stumbleupon.com/

http://www.lookatbook.com/

It’s an interesting art project, created by four artists from New York and N. Ireland. I’d encourage you to check it out – the art is astounding, and some of it extremely thought-provoking.

Now that I’ve made this small contribution, with which I have shifted the responsibility of entertaining you over to said art project, I will clear up a small issue.

You are probably wondering why “Ubiquitous” proceeds “Academicians” – there are two of us, and we live very close together. Therefor, the ubiquity is not physical. Neither are our posts anything close to ubiquitous – sparse is much more accurate. This makes ubiquitous almost the opposite of what we actually are. So, why is it there? Well, for one thing, we like the flow of the title. For another, we like to consider ourselves ubiquitous. Thirdly, at some distant point in the future, we may have far more academicians writing for us, to the point at which our writing staff become ubiquitous.
Call it foresight.

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Written by Ethan

April 3, 2008 at 4:29 pm

The Academician Lives!

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Well, one of us at least.

Don’t let me fool you – Nick is still alive and kicking; he merely has followed his all-too-normal procedure for blogging: Don’t. Oh well. At least I’m still here, even though I’ve been absent.

A few news items on my “home front:” I purchased a new laptop! Toshiba Satellite A215 – very nice. I’m extremely pleased, not only because I can surf the web anywhere I want, but because I can write almost constantly, whether it is here or in my word processor, with a goal of publishing something.
Anyways, I’ve been customizing it over the past couple of days, and downloading useful tools.
Let it be said here and now: When it comes to computers, I’m no minimalist. Here’s a short list of things I’ve added so far. It’s short, but with time it will grow.

StumbleUpon (http://www.stumbleupon.com/) – It’s a great little toolbar that allows you to – in addition to being a social network of sorts – list some interests, and then see what others with similar likes and dislikes have found, and rated. All with the click of a button.
I’m very pleased, and have already discovered several interesting new websites and blogs.

Mozilla Firefox (http://www.mozilla.org/) Duh! Only the best browser out there! Not much else to say, except that it brings me lots of other useful gadgets, such as:

Mozilla ScribeFire (http://www.mozilla.org/) Which is what I’m using now. Basically, it is a blogging tool that stores your blog(s) information, and, with the click of a button, has you typing away at your next post. This post, in fact, is my main test. Synopsis: Very nice.

That’s all for now, other than my IM systems. I’m off to check out Skype – but I’ll write again soon!

Faithfully to my readers,

Written by Ethan

April 2, 2008 at 12:26 pm