Saturday, 28 January 2012

So, ACTA huh?

As I was roaming YouTube, like I tend to do when in need of a break, I came across this video that explains in detail what ACTA is all about and exactly how bad things around the internet are going to become.  We can basically bid farewell to freedom of speech and creativity.  I will let the video do the talking, so please just take 6 minutes out of your life to educate yourself.

See, we're screwed aren't we?  This week a treaty was signed regarding this mess, and unfortunately, my country made some bad decisions and signed as well.  The final judgment will be delivered by the European Parliament next June.  

In the meantime, here is how chatting in the future will become if ACTA happens:

A: I'm listening to the radio at the moment, this song came up which I really like.
B: Which one is it?
A: I'm not sure who sings it...
B: Well, what are the lyrics?
A: I can't write down the lyrics online!!
B: Oh right....
A: ...
B: ...
A: Well, it was nice talking to you.
B: Yeah. Bye.

Here comes the waiting game.

P.S. Sorry for the randomness of this post.  I'm facing assignment deadlines but I wanted to spare a couple of minutes to write a blog post. And the couple of minutes are up as of now. B-

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

So I was watching this video...

Charlieissocoollike posted a video a couple of days ago:

It's basically about what goes on when you come across a new blogger or vlogger online and the relationship that starts from there, the joy you get at watching their videos or their blogs and the inevitable that tends to happen when either your tastes change or the blogger's style seems different.

At one point Charlie sings about how sometimes an age seems to pass between updates and I started thinking, "God I hate it when that ha- wait a minute... Crap."

Once again I forgot all about this blog.  Didn't even pop by to wish it Happy New Year or Happy New Chinese Year (which was last Monday, Happy New Year for the Dragons!).  But I have a very good excuse this time, which can be summed up in one simple word:

They have pretty much taken over my entire life for this month.  I pushed aside everything, my consoles and video games, my manga and novels, my anime *sob*.  I'm a hobby-deprived person, beside being a sleep deprived one.  I've come to a point where I take breaks from my assignments by studying (lets not forget the pesky exams which have come to visit us as well.)

However this year I have realized what I am good at; Creating.  I never quite liked assignments, I never understood the use of rewording theories which your lecturer has read over and over again in different ways.  This year however, most of the assignments I was given involved creativity in the process of using tools and programs I had been taught.  I am actually having fun thinking of how the final product will look like and how I need to get there.  Sure there is plenty of swearing involved in the process, but the final result just looks so much more worthwhile.

I have to leave now, I've got an assignment I would like to finish before I see another dawn (though I never see dawns really, beds are too hard to leave in the mornings, aren't they?  Mornings and other times of the day I suppose...)

Till next time, this has been R.