September 16, 2008
This blog entry is a bit of an odd thing. You see, I will never get to see it published. I’m writing it with the knowledge that I won’t see it on my blog’s front page (at least not with my eyes). It’s supposed to be scheduled to see the light of day, on whatever the Internet looks like in 2080, a full 100 years after I was born, and at some time after I’ve died. I am going to try to ensure this doesn’t get revealed to the world before I die, so I’ll reschedule it if I live to be 100 years old.
So if you’re reading this, a few things have happened:
- The Internet still exists more than 100 years after it was created (or I’ve set it to publish earlier than 2080).
- I’ve died (or I’m alive, but forgot to reschedule the post)
- I’ve paid possibly a lot of money to have my website remain active for all of these years.
- A computer or software bug has released this blog post prematurely. (So if possible, check that I actually am dead before assuming that to be the case.
I hope I got to say goodbye to all of my family and friends, but if my death was sudden I want them to know that I’ll miss them (if I can miss someone after my death). Writing this as a healthy man in my 20’s, I am not really sure what else to say. I try not to spend too much time thinking about mortality, and what I’d want to say to everyone in our limited time on earth.
I wish that I could see the comments this post brings, but that will be your pleasure instead. See you on the flip side, or top side 😉
Here’s an experiment. I’ve restored blog posts and comments from ~2006-Nov 2009 here, instead of my main blog at http://saskboy.wordpress.com which came about in Nov. 2009 in response to my blog server being hacked and broken. The links citing “abandonedstuff.com/” don’t work properly, but the content is here if you’re clever enough to search the new “saskboy1.” site. Have fun!
My friend Robert made this possible.
This is a time capsule blog post. I’m writing it from May 7, 2009, three years in the past when you read it (assuming my blog is still here, and that WordPress didn’t mess up and publish it late or early.
Check out this blog post from Earth Day 2009. It wasn’t a great day for me, my province, or the world. I wonder what it will mean 3 years from now. You will know.
The Tweeting Puffin is the latest animal to be identified after the 2009 text messaging sensation known as “Twitter”. The Tweeting Puffin shares several traits with its service namesake, so it only made sense that the biologists who discovered it in 2008 would think of naming it as they have. The Latin, and scientific name for the bird, microverbe aviflockus, refers to the short bursts of chirping the Tweeting Puffin makes, reminiscent of the 140 character “tweets” that humans can submit to the Twitter service from their cell phones and computers.
Dave Carroll, Sons of Maxwell’s lead singer and Internet sensation, has had his luggage lost by United Airlines when he gave them another chance.
His hit song United Breaks Guitars was breaking the hearts of musicians more than a year ago.
Because you can’t make money from curing a disease, you might as well spend $1,500,000,000.00 on a giant ship with “neighbourhoods”. Imagine 8400 people pooping directly into the ocean (unless this behemoth has on board septic tanks).
Imagine what could be done with one and a half billion dollars of human effort, other than constructing the 21st century’s version of the Titanic? I guess we can take comfort in the fact that it’s $1.5B that didn’t go to a weapon of war.
There’s a graphical interpretation of swine flu’s impact to this point. It could get a lot worse quickly, but it’s been minor so far.
Hat tip to Alec
Civic election results in Regina. Not too surprising, and I was high in my prediction by 6%, for mayor.
I can’t believe this news didn’t make it to my eyeballs earlier this month:
A large meteor exploded over Indonesia with the force of a small atomic weapon. No reports of injuries were available in the news I read about it.
To the conspiracy theorists out there that think protesters faked being beaten up by House of Commons security the other day, feast your eyes on this bit of video evidence:
So How About That Blood… from Adam MacIsaac on Vimeo.
The conspiracy theorists should hope that Custer isn’t eager to jump into lawsuits against people who have defamed him by saying he staged a beating for sympathy.
You can hear/see the protest here.
ADDED: Here’s why a noisy and “against the rules” protest is required.
Look what happens when the will of Canadians is not represented on the floor of the House of Commons. It’s up to those in the Gallery to make the news instead. And not surprisingly, the HoC security roughed the protesters up as they escorted them from the building.
“The youth in the gallery showed more leadership than the MPs on the floor,” Green Party Leader Elizabeth May said at a news conference on Parliament Hill on Monday afternoon following the demonstration.
More at Stageleft
In other news, the Pirate Party of Canada has arrived. They favour copyright and patent laws that reflect the widespread use of file sharing of even copyrighted material.