Month: September 2010

  • Improving Foursquare

    FourSquare is a social media application, allowing you to use GPS enabled phones to ‘check in’ to venues, earn badges, etc. As with most social media platforms, 4sq lacks several features and would benefit from additional work. Some of my ideas, after using the site for a month. “Things done” is a poor choice of […]

  • Box of Shit: Aloria’s Response

    At some point around 2008 I put together a box with a bunch of random shit laying around. Nothing of value, all stuff you question why you even kept it in the first place basically. Off it went to an unsuspecting victim/friend. From there, the box-of-shit was born. Since then, I have sent out hundreds […]

  • Hello MPAA, I’m a Pirate

    Hello MPAA, I’m a Pirate

    Dear Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), That’s right, I am one of those dastardly pirates that engages in Peer-to-Peer (P2P) theft, downloading movies when so inclined. I do not do it because I have a fascination with breaking the law, nor am I struggling for money. I do it because it is convenient, and the movie industry […]

  • Selling out one more notch…

    over a year ago, i created a twitter account under ‘attritionorg‘. it is shared with others on the system, but i do most of the tweets. it was a break down from my previous notion of avoiding social media. i figured out how to use twitter for my own benefit; not only as a source […]

  • So far, yet so short…

    two days into my smart phone experience, i am simultaneously amazed and disgusted by the state of technology surrounding these devices and ‘cloud’ applications. back in the day, i had a ‘hacker’ mindset. i found flaws in systems that let me circumvent security or gain privileges not intended for users (or remote people not intended […]