Monday, November 3, 2008

First Thoughts

I have to admit, my first thought was: "I wonder if they'll let me put Javascript in here..."

Probably not though.

So, for the few that will probably read this, let me explain why I'm doing this. For too long, a million thoughts, ideas, and various enigmas have swam through my head. It has hit a point where I'm not sure my brain can take it any longer. So I'm creating this in the hopes that somehow spilling it onto this blog will get it out of my head. I believe that this has about a 50/50 shot of acutally working. One way or another, I suppose I get to put a little of myself out there for the internet-accessing world to see.

So here's a little bit about myself:

I'm a Computer Scientist. I love technology. It is my professional passion. As a result, you'll probably see a lot of technology-related posts here. I can't promise that I can speak "English" during these posts. I'll try to remember to use Courier when not speaking English.

I am very Libertarian (which I never spell right, I looked it up just now to make sure I got it right the first time). I believe in personal freedoms to a very deep level. What Libertarians are is terribly obsucred by a lot of history. Wikipedia does a decent job of summarizing it here. I'm not saying that I agree with everything that Libertarians say, but I identify with them a lot. On top of my Libertarianism, I am a Minarchist. Minarchy is a step above Anarchy. I believe in government, but only where it is absolutely neccesary. So, expect these kind of positions wherever politics lurk on this blog (hopefully rarely, I hate politics).

I am religious, Christian to be exact. I don't plan on shoving my beliefs onto you, but some posts will be on religious topics. My beliefs on Christianity probably match about 3 people in the whole world, if I'm lucky.

Also, I hope to give some interaction for anyone who posts comments here. I will not delete them if I disagree with them, but if you feel the need to drop the f-bomb every other word, I suggest you go back to commenting on YouTube.

Let me be clear on one thing:

I believe that intellectual property is one of the silliest ideas I have ever heard. They'll be more on that later, but I don't believe that you can own ideas. So, steal whatever idea I put here for yourself. If you make 8 billion dollars off of it, I'll just be happy that my ideas got implemented somewhere. I'm not in the buisiness of thinking for the money, I'm in it for the changing of the world.

So that's the basic gist of myself, if you want to know more personal things than I'm sure you can find me on Facebook or something like that. Well, that's good for an introduction I think. I feel better already!


Anonymous said...

Yay! You decided to get some of your ideas out. I'm proud of you. Hopefully this makes you feel better! <3 Love you, Beth

Kayla said...

this is me commenting! haha

Hi Phillip!

I like this, can't wait to