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May. 13th, 2009 | 11:35 pm

I'm still baffled why anyone continues to use LiveJournal. One of my recent posts over on Xanga has 142 comments and continues to get more every day. It was recently featured on the front page of the website. Melissa has had a couple of entries featured on the front page. These days I get at least 10-15 comments per every blog I write.

The community over there is so much more open and friendly. It's really brought back my blogging spirit. I mean after all isn't that why we blog online, so that others can read it? Otherwise we'd just be writing in word documents or paper books.

Granted the blogging style over there is a little different. Most people write opinion pieces, slice of life pieces or article style topics designed to promote conversation. Though there are people who write about their daily lives, but I've come to realize that that kind of shit is pretty boring for anyone to read unless a major event has occurred.

I remember when LJ was all the rage years ago and I would come on here every day to see what my friends have been doing. Today LJ is dead. It's been replaced by Twitter, Facebook and for me Xanga.

My last post here was on January 4th. I just don't really bother anymore. I'm curious why the rest of you are still hanging on. Why don't you come over and join us on Xanga?

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I'm #1 on Xanga's front page

Jan. 4th, 2009 | 12:37 am

Some of you know I switched from LJ to Xanga a couple months back. One of my entries has been on the front page of Xanga.com since last night. It's been holding the #1 position in Top Blogs all day today. 218 comments, 6620 views and growing.

Here is the direct link:
http://weblog.xanga.com/roxics/688086966/teenage-girls-are-fucking-stupid-these-days.html?ref=tb

I tell you. Switching mostly to Xanga from LJ was a smart move to get more viewers and replies. LJ is dead.

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Is LiveJournal worth it anymore?

Nov. 21st, 2008 | 01:20 am

My girlfriend Melissa had started a Xanga account at the beginning of the year and has been using it here and there, more recently. I started one as well but didn't really use it. Tonight she signed up for Lj as I sort of suggested it to her, then we started comparing the two sites.
I'm actually very impressed with Xanga. To be completely honest, it makes LJ feel old and hard to use by comparison. So I think I'm going to start using Xanga on a regular basis.

I know a lot of us got Lj's years ago and this is where our journals have been so this is where we have stayed for various reasons. Our stuff is here, our friends are here, ect. But if you have the time and desire I'd seriously check out Xanga, it might be worth the move. If you do, add me as a friend and then you'll know at least one person to start out. lol

http://www.xanga.com/roxics

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Nov. 20th, 2008 | 12:07 pm

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Things I never understood about Christianity

Nov. 19th, 2008 | 11:52 am

1. Why would God put a tree of knowledge in the garden of eden, give them the temptation to eat from the tree by creating the snake that convinces them and then convict them and all of their children for all time based on this one event? Wouldn't it have been easier to put the tree outside of the garden?

2. Why does God give human beings five senses, but then judges them on the ultimate task of believing in something they cannot experience with those senses?

3. If God knows the outcome of everything in the end, why even create the people to begin with that he knows will eventually be damned to hell? Does he enjoy damning people to hell?

4. Why does God care what you do in the privacy of your own bedroom, such as masturbation or anal sex?

5. Why does God create homosexuals or transgender people and then claim it's a sin for them to be that way?

6. Why doesn't the bible (if written by God) reference the number Pi properly?

7. Why does God destroy all but a few people on the entire earth in a flood and then feel bad about doing it? Isn't this odd behavior for something that is all knowing and all powerful?

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E.S. Posthumus

Nov. 19th, 2008 | 01:22 am

The new E.S. Posthumus album and single are just incredible! Been listening to it for a couple of months now and I'm still in awe of it.

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Pixelmator

Nov. 18th, 2008 | 11:22 pm
music: Tori Amos - Mother



I found this great little mac based image editing program called Pixelmator. It's laid out a lot like photoshop but it's much more stripped down and it takes advantage of some of the features like CoreImage that are built into Mac OS X. I love the all black interface. The program it's great for simple photo tasks like levels, cropping, resizing, text overlays and more. It won't replace photoshop for me when it comes to heavy duty editing, but for simple stuff where I want a fast clean program build using Apple's Cocoa interface, it's pretty handy.

I also found a bunch of other really cool little programs over the last couple of days:
Coconutbattery
Camino
Skitch

Just another reason I love being a mac user and will never turn back.

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I'm a mac user - strange realization

Sep. 21st, 2008 | 09:53 pm

I've had my macbook now for three months. It's weird to think that I'm a mac user now having been a PC user for over 10 years. I would never want to turn back. I love OS 10 and the way everything works. Its become absolutely natural for me and every week I learn something new that makes me like it even more.

It's certainly not without its faults. But I've come to expect that with any computer. It just feels good using it. The way it works fits my personality.

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Goodbye LiveJournal

Jun. 2nd, 2008 | 02:18 pm

Looking back it's been three months since I last posted to my LJ. I never read my friends page anymore. Seems that most of my friends on that page don't really use their LJ's anymore either. It got to the point where I started to wonder "why bother". LJ was never really a place to keep a personal journal for me, it was more of a way to stay connected to my friends lives and feelings. But when my friends stop replying, when they all but stop posting, it sort of become just a journal, which honestly, for me, isn't anywhere near as exciting.

The other thing is, I got tired of airing all my dirty laundry to my LJ friends. I decided enough was enough, it only creates drama. It gives them a partial cross section of my life, that creates it's own distorted perspective of who I am and how my life is going.

I just really don't seem to care much anymore. Sure, I'd love to have an audience for certain things I feel like talking about off the cuff every once in a great while. But this isn't the venue anymore. Maybe one day I will return, I'm not deleting my account or anything drastic like that. I've got five years of entries on here. I'll keep it as a handy digital footprint of my past. But really I just wanted to say that if you haven't noticed already, if there is even anybody still there (hello, echo... echo) that I'm not really here anymore. LJ is the past.

There is always roxics.com where I will every so often post my ideas or thoughts on things (nothing personal) as well as some stories I plan to share.

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Awesome Quote

Oct. 18th, 2007 | 09:52 pm

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." Albert Einstein

Apparently Bush is throwing around the words "World War III" these days.
Why the fuck did we have give a cowboy a nuclear revolver!?

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