the noise of small birds

Well you can’t spell twitter without twit and I have been quite resistant to the so-called, _”social media”_ but since my studies are wrapping up I have a little more time to really get down and grok what twitter is all about. However I maintain that I am never going to use facebook.

And so, like your dad, I just signed up for twitter, several years after even the techno-lumpin. Actually, that’s not true, I did infact make an account over three years ago but I used it once and didn’t see much point to it, stopped, and I guess they delete old accounts. Or at least old accounts of non-famous people, because I noticed that whacky old <a href=”http://twitter.com/#!/Kimi_Raikkonen”>Kimi Raikkonen</a> did the same, used it a couple of times then gave up years ago. I guess I thought it’d be another thing that’d have me potentially neglecting this website more than I do now. Plus it’s essentially the same thing any way — blogging — except on an ADHD scale. Communication for the always connected foreveralone.jpg generation.

Actually, come to think of it, maybe back then it was the name that I couldn’t get past. It sounded so dippy and gimicky, like it wouldn’t last long. Like the name of a Linux computer program eg. Jabber – the AIM clone. But I guess twitter is an apt name. Noise emitted by small, near-mindless creatures.

The internet’s supposed to be all about democracy and everyone having their say but it always seems to work out pyramid-shaped and this is no different. ‘Following’ my heroes in text form brings up the possibility of something terrible happening, like finding out that someone I think is really cool “had fish and chip’s” or instead of writing definitely they write ‘defiantly’ or ‘definatly’.

Anyway, my twit is yaksox, but it’ll be just as dull as everyone else’s.

got a new phone!

<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnybreaks/5455459464/” title=”cyonphone by esquimauxpie, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5296/5455459464_e348b07ae6_o.jpg” width=”285″ height=”629″ alt=”cyonphone” /></a>

I got a new phone a few weeks back. This foto was intending to show both the phone and the colour of the trees outside on that bright summer’s day, two days ago. Regrettably neither have really come out. My girlfriend helped me get the phone, but it still took 3hrs with all the processing. And it’s still not in my name because the contract was for 12 months but my visa at present is not valid for 12 months. Also, their computer system wasn’t equipped to handle an anglo-saxon name – too many letters – so the bills couldn’t be drawn directly from the credit account; instead they will send a bill in the post each month which I have to take somewhere to be paid.

I’ve been getting a lot of wrong numbers. I get calls from people who I don’t know and can’t understand. They say Hello? Hello? and I just listen silently. They hang up. At first it bothered me because it would break my concentration with whatever I was doing (Hammy) but I’m starting to enjoy it. I may start heavy-breathing.

I wish the buttons on the phone were a bit bigger.