Okay so I just read an article that was supposed to be about whether or not wikileaks served public interests… The first half of the article was well written, clear, understandable, and sensible. It’s no surprise that it was so being that it started out with an “expert” in the field (not sure that there is anyone that could qualify for that term, but whatever) saying that yes wikileaks does serve the interests of the people because it keeps the government honest (even if it is by way of force) and exposes many lies the American people and everyone around the world has been fed for years about the war in Afghanistan and Iran. The second part of the article was painfully full of bull shit and I must admit I didn’t finish reading it. For starters the guy trying to convince you that wikileaks doesn’t serve public interest didn’t actually understand what the word “public” means. He starts out his argument with a statement about the founder of WikiLeaks and some interviews he’s stated that he wants to hinder the progress of the US government abroad… sounds good to me but I was still starting to tune out already because he makes it sound like the guy who founded the site is some big criminal or anarchist for doing so. Then he went into how the site is bad for the government and how the government suffers from the site, and how the military suffers from the site, and how our many and various wars suffer from the site… uh… wait… dude this is supposed to be about whether or not wikileaks serves THE PEOPLE we all know it doesn’t serve the government, and if the government isn’t serving the people that is a very good thing. Then finally he gets to the people, he states how wikileaks promotes mistrust in the governm… ah hell I couldn’t read it anymore after that. Seriously? You think that wikileaks promotes mistrust in the government? That is so far from the truth it’s not even funny. If the government was telling the truth about what was going on or what their goals were there would be no mistrust promoted by the release of secret documents because they would align with the words coming from the politicians mouths.
Chances are nobody has really paid much attention to my blog, it was rare to see a comment on my entries anyways. Most of the time I blog for myself, to express myself, to work through issues, and to better understand the world around me. So nobody seeing this doesn’t really bother me, this blog is for me. About a year and a half ago I tried to move to a cloud server since I pay $100 a month for the server I rent and really didn’t think I was getting much use out of it I wanted to switch to something cheaper. I thought I found the perfect solution with a cloud server I would still have the flexibility that I have with a server, at half the price… not like I was using the horsepower of a private server anyways. Well that’s what I thought a while ago. I made the switch with most of my sites over to the cloud server with just about exactly half of the stats my server has and the best part half the price tag. It didn’t take very long before I realized that it was not going to work. The server continually got bombarded with more requests than it could handle and needed to be rebooted. I eventually made the move back to the other server, but not without some undesirable consequences. During the backup process since the server was already over taxed I lost the files for about 6 websites, and a few databases. One of those databases I lost was the one to this blog. I kept saying to myself that I’d find it and restore it, but never got around to it. I’ve gone back and forth for a while about just starting over or taking the time to restore it. Well I think I’ve finally decided to just start over again.
So that’s why we’re here today to welcome a new blog beginning. I’ve thought seriously about creating a new blog from scratch using CakePHP to flex my programming muscle a little bit… But honestly there’s not much reason to do so. I love programming with CakePHP and I would learn a lot, but it defies one of the biggest programming skills I learned while working at MTV is that if someone else has the same thing you’re looking for either very cheap or free… use it! So here I am back on WordPress with several new chapters of my life opened in the last couple of years that I’ve been without a blog. Since Facebook only allows 420 characters for your updates I’ve stopped myself from adding a lot of comments (sorry “notes” just don’t feel the same) about what is going on in my life, or what I’m thinking which leads to me becoming secluded and… that’s not a good thing. We’ll get back to rambling on here and see how I feel in a few weeks… months… you know.