Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Qassia Beta Experience: Just Like Wikipedia

Is Qassia like wikipedia?
No, Qassia is NOT like wikipedia. Although it seems most of the users are used to wikipedia or article entry style websites, Qassia has something very promising to offer other websites don't. Something personal.

I understand they're still in beta, so I want to share some tips! They should have a more defined section (not more complicated, but with more examples of acceptable content so users know what kind of things they should approve and for what reasons. Keep the general, add a link to "more."

Also, I'm sure that a lot of users are just clicking through articles to approve them and to a small degree I can understand why... Because they get credits and there's rarely a "tid-bit" of information submitted on that site, so you have to read sometimes over 500 words to read, yet you get the same amount of credits for grading a 200 word submission as a 500 word submission. There should be a (lenient) counter that makes a person stay on the page they're grading a certain amount of time to grade the article. The length of that counter should depend on how many words are in the article, but should be lenient, because the people who read fast shouldn't be scorned and the people who want to cheat will find a way anyway, there will be other ways to find people who are hacking at the system without hurting the people who are not hacking up the system. Putting a short time counter on the page will just encourage people to actually read what they're reviewing, they'll figure "well i'm just sitting here waiting for it, i might as well read it."


Sunday, January 13, 2008

Food So Good

Have you ever had food that was SO good you wanted to throw up, just so you'd have room to eat more of it? Well, I'm on a mission to find those foods at one of my new blogs, Consumable Reviews.

Friday, January 11, 2008

User Friends

Many of us have had friends out there that are "users." They just use their friends for money, car rides, drugs, and attention just to name a few.

As we gain wisdom, those people become easy to point out. However, there are some of us, probably many of us who have had friends who have hit rock bottom before, at least from our friends perspective. We've helped those friends many times.

Eventually, it gets to a point where those "friends" are constantly hitting rock bottom, every time we help them up, they fall down again, dragging us, our family and friends with them just a little bit each time, some times a lot in just one time.

I've realized that not only is it hurtful to us, the helpers, it's also hurtful to those we help, because they fall a little bit further each time, knowing that they don't have to rely only on themselves to pull themselves back up.

In my opinion, feeling guilty for not helping friends that I've tried to help before is wrong. I'm not letting my drug addict friends drag me and my family down with them, especially after I've tried helping multiple times. Because they take advantage of our kindness, I believe that makes them the worst kind of person and the least deserving friend, even if they can't control themselves because of drugs. I don't believe that "can't control myself because of drugs" crap. I do believe "I don't want to control myself because I enjoy the drugs too much" crap though. Anyone who says they "can't" can go suck an onion.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Fisting... The Good Old Days...

Well, I've never done that. But I have a feeling this fisting article is going to be a good old classic. I tagged this with Art and Creative Writing, because even though it's not my work, Advertisement creation is still an art. It just happened to be funny art this time! :D

Sunday, January 06, 2008

I Posted over 343 Articles in One Year!

179 on Funny Guy (
73 on This blog (That Which is Written)
57 on Computer Graphics and Web Design
34 on the Cool Sites blog

Total: 343!

I have a few more blogs than that too and if you consider posting art a type of blogging, the total is very likely over 400!

I feel accomplished.

I would also like to add that probably 90% of that was done in about 2/3 or 3/5 of a year.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

On Mars We Shape New Lands

On Mars: While they bicker and kill themselves over countries they have already destroyed for reasons which they don't remember or never knew, we shape new lands here. It is ashame they squabble, for their thoughts could help build the human empire, rather than be a shameful page in the history texts, in the chapter of the final dark ages.

Writing Off Topic

In response to this...

So anyway, I was on this buss right, and in the dream, I leaped from it and jumped on top of a train station, from there… I began flying… Then I woke up…

Oh sorry… That whole writing “off topic” thing probably doesn’t apply for comments does it?

I do that too though… I actually started MANY blogs which are hard to keep track of and updated so I wouldn’t be writing off topic. Now my topics are becoming more general so it’s kind of hard to actually write off topic… So I can write more on one blog and stop spreading my brain juice in places on the internet that don’t need it, even though the internet would probably stop working without my brain juice, because it’s just so sweet. T’would be as a bee hive without honey! T’would be most disastrous! That’s why I save my boogers. Not for me, but for the world!