I just want to say whoever made Cal Poly Memes is my new internet hero. Then everyone who jumped on the bandwagon are my other heroes. (Read As: Reddit had the memes first but I didn’t notice until it was on Facebook and I’m sorry, don’t hurt me!) I was on Tumblr around 1 a.m. […]
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Notice Anything Different?
I’ve been doing little tweaks here and there on site as well as implementing new things. Here’s a nice list of them all. There will be more to come, but who knows if I’ll disclose them. “What’s Your Rant?” is a new page where you can contact us or leave a comment about…well, whatever you […]
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Questionable URLs: Is it Christmas yet?
You know how much it costs to own a domain? Well, it really depends on if it’s taken already and if the person deems it valuable. There is actually this odd business of buying up unused domain names and sitting on them until someone comes around wanting it, and then you sell if for thousands […]
Internet Humor: Macro Memes
Sometimes, it’s hard to explain memes. Then there is the image macro memes. The basic formula is taking an image and superimposing text (traditionally with the font Impact) on top of it. Pictures and captions, it’s the bread and butter of internet humor. There are some reoccurring characters in macro memes. I’ve compiled some of […]
SOPA: The Death of the Internet
I went to bed fearing that I’ll wake up with Stop Online Piracy Act firmly in place. It is a frightening new bill that basically allows copyright holders to censor websites. Not just a page, but the whole site. Here’s some boiled-down bits of SOPA, all pulled from a wonderful primer on the subject by […]
NaNoWriMo already? S**t!
Aw shoot, it’s November 3rd! I am 3,334 words behind schedule and I’m wasting my time writing this blog instead of the next great American novel for National Novel Writing Month. Okay, not really writing the next great American novel. But I am 3,334 words behind schedule in completing the 50,000-word (175 pages) first draft […]
Oh the Places You'll Go! (On The Internet) #2
Because I liked the first so much, here’s a second installment of Oh the Places You’ll Go (on the Internet!). These are five places I find fun or interesting, or even both. It’s all subjective opinion, so you’ll just have to click the links to see if you agree or disagree with me. Etsy This […]
Webcomics: The New Funny Pages
On the internet, you can find self-published comics of any style—whether it be the strips of Sunday newspapers or the full pages of comic books. The internet offers a variety of genres, styles and tastes of comics. For every comic you find, there are 20 more starting. Some update every day, others go months without […]
Please Anon Responsibly
Anonymity is a tricky thing when it comes to the Internet. On the one hand, you have a way to practice free speech without repercussion. On the other hand, you have a free pass to never taking responsibility for your words. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) protects the rights of anonymous people online. The article […]
Oh the Places You'll Go! (On the Internet) #1
I’m not quite sure what the Chief wants me to write. We were kind of given free reign when it came to writing our blogs. Since my blog is about the internet, I have a problem with coming up with topics. It isn’t the issue of there not being enough topics…it’s an issue of where […]