Monthly Archives: July 2011

On using psuedonyms

Being anonymous is important to me.

Imagine if Batman admitted he was Bruce Wayne, what would happen to his loved ones? Will his business be suddenly attacked as well? Are people still willing to do business with an admitted vigilante? Probably some would, but most would suddenly change the way they act around him. There’s a reason why Batman wears a mask and uses a secret identity to live a normal life.

This is the same with people on the internet. People may act like “Fuckwads” when they’re anonymous, but that’s not true with everyone. Some people even become more open and willing to discuss when using pseudonyms. Most of them prefer to act behind another identity because of fears of being attacked openly or in public by the government or other sources.

If a service denies people the right to use pseudonyms then I won’t be a part of it. I won’t play that game.

Why you should take breaks

Music is the silence between the notes. –Claude Debussy

Taking breaks is something I don’t normally do at work. I would like to do as much work as I can to ensure that I get good stats and somehow please my manager. However, I’ve noticed that towards the end of my shift, I would suddenly just lose focus and become irritable. At the end of my shift I am totally exhausted and disappointed at the last few calls I was able to handle.

What did I learn here? Take breaks, refresh. It won’t make me look lazy if I take it. It’s more of an investment in my body and mind to ensure that I work properly and with enough energy for the next few hours.

This can also be applied to life. Taking sabbaticals from whatever it is that you’re passionate about can make you even more passionate about it when you come back to it after some time. There’s truth in the saying that, “absence makes the heart grow fonder.”

I’m taking a sabbatical from doing this now and will return to do it when I feel it’s the right time.

This is what makes you and I different and the same

When I write something, it feels like I’m putting a part of me in front of myself. Not necessarily just thoughts and feelings, but the way I talk and read at times. Is it too much or much too little? Am I writing the “right” way or getting off tangent? Do I need to take my reader in consideration or do I just write without them in mind? There will be always writers on opposite extremes of the band that will tell you that they’re right and you’re not. Should I stay in the middle and let it all flow?

Nevertheless, this blog will be what I need it to be at the time I am writing it. Will I end up as a cat blog? Probably. Will my readers be confused as to the subjects that haphazardly come up from time to time? Yeah, maybe. In the end, we’re all a mix of ideas anyway. There’s no “one-sided” person in the world. Everyone’s got their own opinions on a lot of things. And in the end, this is what makes you and I different and the same.