Archive for December, 2012

Posted: December 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Humans are fear filled creatures. We fear change, and we fear anything that may cause change. We fear the unknown. We fear ourselves. Our nature is to fight what we fear. We burn, we destroy, and we keep out ideals ours. We all fight, some just choose their battles better than others. We justify our fighting in the most interesting of ways. Some say it is to protect themselves, some to protect others, and some simply because they enjoy it. Some of us even take the lives of others. True evil is the power to kill people. Any man who finds himself with that power is cursed. No matter how you use it, anything obtained by killing people can never bring true happiness. It may only bring more killing, more anger, and more hate. Yet there are few people who question taking a life, however many question putting your life at risk to save another. There are those that risk their lives every day to save those of others, and each one is greeted with choruses of “Why would you do that?”s, and “Are you crazy?”. In other words, people have an unspoken rule that we should all look out for ourselves and not worry about others. My question is, do you need a reason? Do you need a reason to save someone’s life? People kill each other and I don’t understand why, but for saving a life, is a logical reason necessary? Possibly humans can exist without actually having to fight. But, many of us have chosen to fight. For what reason? To protect something? Protect what? Ourselves? The future? If we kill people to protect ourselves and this future then what sort of future is it and what will we have become? There is no future for those who have died. And what of those who did the killing? Is happiness to be found in a future that is grasped with blood stained hands?

 

Possibly humans can exist without actually having to fight. But, many of us have chosen to fight.
For what reason? To protect something? Protect what? Ourselves? The future? If we kill people to
protect ourselves and this future then what sort of future is it and what will we have become?
There is no future for those who have died. And what of those who did the killing? Is happiness to
be found in a future that is grasped with blood stained hands? Is that the truth?.

The internet is a big place….

Posted: December 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

And within its infinite size lies the answers to every question ever asked, and a solution to every problem there is. From solving spacial issues, to creating a program that would more effectively distribute doctors in hospitals, to conquering the universe, it is all there. Most of it is free and easy to access. Just a simple search can show anyone just what they are looking for. There are other times when a sum of money is required. The issue lies in that many people are not willing to pay the sum, or they are being charged an absurd amount of money. this is where your next door neighbor (or even you) can become what is known as a pirate. Pirates do not bother to pay for the software they are using, they simply aquire it by other means (Usually a torrent, which is where a computer hosts a file for download and is accessed by other computers who take the same software.). This is obviously illegal, because it is a form of stealing. One of the opposing arguments states that software costs very little to make, so therefor is should cost very little. This is often not the case. For example, decent video editing software can cost several hundred dollars, and (beyond the payment of employees) is only profit. So the question is, is it wrong of the companies to charge exuberant amounts, and does that make it right to steal their programs? It is said piracy is a victimless crime. It takes a copy of what already exists, leaving the originals untouched. Is it truly victimless? What is to become of the people who make the software, that need the income for their families? Who is really hurt by piracy? Is anyone? I suppose there is no way to know, until this issue becomes an even larger problem.

But there is a bit of an issue. it is far too small. I have so many people to thank, and so much that i want to say, i just cant fit it all in a 2.4×1.8 inch square. Not that i had much choice, so i began to browse the internet in search of things to put in it. My friends have all had great ideas, but i cant copy them. All my ideas had to be thrown out due to size requirements, so i sat down to think about it some. As always, my thoughts led me to the internet. The internet is infinite in size, which i needed to make use of, but i couldn’t think of any way to make that happen. I went out for a bit, and i saw something known as a QR code. This is a visual way to navigate to a URL, and was the answer to my prayers. I used Google to find a QR code generator, and I am working on a website to attach to it. Instead of trying to fit everything I have to say into such a tiny space, I will use the infinite space of the world wide web to be able to thank everyone and anyone I want to. The best part is, all of this space and use of technology doesn’t cost me anything! All of the space online for my digital square is free, and the technology to convert the URL to a visual representation is out in the wild world of the internet for free! There is a free tool to accomplish anything in the world out on the internet. I will discuss that more in my next post, but the sheer volume is astounding. These tools truly allow people to accomplish great things, or for people like me to make creative solutions to complex problems.