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Motivating the Internet and TV

June 10th, 2007 Posted in Life

Where I need to be, I would try to write this in like poem form, just for the fun of it, but poetry and me are oil and water, so its best I not taint the internet with such a disgrace.

I’m not sure exactly where I’ll head, its dark down here in the basement. My father likes to save money by only turning on a few lights and he was the last one to adjust the lighting down here. The dark makes me feel sleepy, even tho there is plenty of time to work.

Again I find myself having motivational troubles and I really dislike it. As always there are plenty of items to do, but currently I’m feeling limited by resources. Designing a site based on css and all the fancy div’s and stuff isn’t something I’m great at (I can make tables great!), I can manipulate existing designs, make some pretty substantial changes, but I’m not prone to start development from a null page. Ideally it would be a learning experience for me, and I have no doubt it will, but the whole learning stages aren’t great. Its difficult to find tutorials to do exactly what I want, maybe because I can’t express it in words correctly. Alas I’ll continue on, one Div at a time.

A constant bother of mine is the slow internet speeds. Which has pushed me into looking at some fancier routers and hubs that I really don’t need. I’m interested in some qos traffic shaping and static routing, unfortunately my dd-wrt switches and netgear wgr614 at the head of my network are ,more a less, stupid. Note the comma use there, I was going to neglect them but decided to add pieces of punctuation to help readers.

I’m almost tempted to say I’m currently bored with the internet, I have a feeling MassMutual is having a lot to do with this. I like being able to explore things, experiment, find better solutions and develop my own approach to problems. I’m not a fan of being told what to do, restricted, given a set of instructions to follow, etc. Especially when I haven’t done anything wrong in the first place. I could see restricting someone who has made mistakes, but not off the bat. I could really go for some trial and error or something. Part of me wants to do some math at the moment, but I don’t have any good math problems to work on that wouldn’t be better addressed online. I feel like I’ve currently expanded my horizons as wide as they can at the current focus level, and I need to zoom out a little more to expand bigger, but there are forces keeping me zoomed in, work, summer vacation plans, the lack of financial resources to buy computer related products, the region I’m currently ins slow internet, etc.

For example, I think one of the next big things in computers will be personalized servers, people will have their files stored in some type of server array and everything will be accessed over a high speed network, there would probably have to be a local cache of a few gigabytes, and really fast internet to make it feasible, but I think its a possibility. Now to play around with this I need fast access to a server, which I can secure locally with the NSB1 project, but the routing path throws me to boston then back to western mass; I’m thinking there must be a way to static route though a local hop we share in common, requiring some network hardware capable of issuing those requests. I’d also need lots of storage space and related items.

I’m also interested in getting into video again, I mean I do video at RPI TV but it hasn’t reached maturity yet; I go into a place like the local PEG station and it makes me want to jump in and help out, something RPI TV doesn’t inspire in me as much. Most likely because the complexity of the RPI TV operation is very limited.

I guess I’ll go to bed, I really don’t have anything better to do at the moment, maybe I should go buy a good book. I can’t remember what I’ve read and not read. Who knows. Ok, I’m gonna buy a bunch of books maybe. Amazon is cool with dat.

  1. One Response to “Motivating the Internet and TV”

  2. By katie on Jun 11, 2007

    dork…u can read MY SUMMER reading with me, ha ha.

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