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Reflections of Facebook

I challenged myself. I surprised all my peers by actually killing myself off of a social network.

Most people that know me would take it upon themselves to call me a social media buff, with an account for nearly everything. A Facebook, a Tumblr (vpshit.tumblr.com), a Twitter (@thisguypatrick), an Instagram (@thisguypatrick), a GetGlue, a Foursquare, Snapchat, a personal Blogger, a Google+, an AIM  (but let’s not kid ourselves here, no one uses that shit anymore), and this currently stagnant WordPress.

Just last week, however, I deactivated my Facebook. I wanted to take time away from the computer, from looking at my phone, from making stupid status updates irrelevant to nearly all of my friends list. And for a bit it worked, barely.

While I no longer automatically click the Facebook bookmark as soon as I open Google Chrome, I do find myself more inclined to open YouTube, Google Music, Twitter, and Tumblr.

Essentially, by taking myself off of one social network, I’ve been able to dedicate more time to other things that require my attention to be on my laptop. And with finals on the way, this does not seem good for me.

I will keep you updated on this.

Laggy Computers: Rant

Cheap computers. The Big Cheese hasn’t exactly built a cheap PC, but he’s built one he can afford and not scream at himself for it.

I, on the other hand, am here typing on my extremely incompetent hunk-o-junk purchased by my father two Black Friday’s ago.

While yes, it can handle everyday tasks like browsing the interwebs, typing up documents, watching movies/listening to music, all that stuff. But it can’t handle any of it if you run two at a time.

I personally opt for Google Chrome as my web browser because I know it’s damn stable. I usually have Facebook and Tumblr open at all times and using Spotify for my music needs. Maybe I’ll have Google Drive open on a third tab so I can type up a report or draft a new article or blog piece. That’ll all be fine, but if those 4 things are happening, scrolling up and down becomes a shit hole, typing has a 4 second delay, and music will buffer about 95% of the time. What’s the point of being able to have multiple tabs open if you can’t seamlessly go through the multiple tabs? I might as well be using a 90’s Mac.

The worst, however, is trying to edit pictures. Lightroom is a big, big, big, big, big application. I understand that. But if I have Facebook open (JUST FACEBOOK), Lightroom will cause my computer to overload. I can’t scroll, I can’t type, I can’t do ANYTHING but wait for the thing to load.

If the computer could run more than three applications at a time, I’d be so happy.

I failed to mention earlier that the computer didn’t even come with built in WiFi. Since it is in my basement, it has no ethernet cable to connect to either. We had to purchase a separate WiFi key, which upon start, does not even connect to the correct WiFi location (and trust me, I’ve tried COUNTLESS times to reset it and get it to connect to the correct one).

I wish I could afford to build a new computer like The Big Cheese.

As an impatient teenager, this is hell. No one likes hell.

Earworm: “Child of the Rain” by The Omen (prod. by JDiablo)

I’m sorry, for all you people that love our blog and especially look forward to my posts, even moreso, my Earworms. (Although The Big Cheese’s posts are fun to check out, so yes, check those out.)

Today’s Earworm is a little gem that I found on the ever-so-dreaded Tumblr. Tumblr is a very dark place. I hate it so, but I love using it for cool pictures and fun posts. Anyway.

The song is called Child of the Rain. It’s an underground rap track.

Like I always say, guys. My music library expands constantly. Every single day my tastes change.

The beat is nice and smooth, the lyrics are very fluid. It’s on repeat right now.

Go on. Have a listen. (CAUTION. EXPLICIT LYRICS. Also, in no way do The Big Cheese and I promote the lifestyle that may or may not be represented in the song. Enjoy life cautiously.)