An aside

Today is my 24th birthday. But I ask you, what is a birthday? Wikipedia defines it as “the name given to the day that some people in many cultures celebrate the anniversary of the day they were born. It is often marked by a birthday party and/or friends when gifts are given to the person celebrating the birthday. It is also customary to treat people specially on their birthday, either generally acceding to their wishes, or subjecting them to a rite of transition.”

“Some adults loathe celebrating it as it reminds them that they are getting progressively older.”

The article is also accompanied by this wonderful picture of a random man celebrating his birthday:

Anyway, that’s enough of that.

I’m starting to worry that I’m spending altogether too much time online. The little I’ve read about internet addiction cuts quite close. In particular, I think the time I spend online could be affecting the amount of work I’m doing on my new project (which really should be further along than it is at this stage).

So starting tomorrow, I’m going to unplug my network card for a few weeks. Just to see if it makes a difference.

See you in a few weeks days!


7 Comments so far

  1. Pacian on January 14th, 2008

    Happy birthday! You’re as old as me now. PS: Are those solar or sidereal years?

    (See you in a few weeks…)

  2. Terry on January 14th, 2008

    Google says:
    Did you mean: several years

    If I understand the definitions correctly, then both 🙂 Or actually, whichever’s smallest.

  3. cactus on January 14th, 2008

    Happy birthday & good luck with your project!

  4. Terry on January 14th, 2008

    Cheers 🙂

  5. Peter on January 15th, 2008

    Happy Birthday Terry!

  6. Josiah on January 16th, 2008

    Oh damn, I’m late! I’m late for a very important date! No time to say hello, goodbye, I’m late I’m late I’m late!

    …Err, sorry. That just came to mind as soon as I typed the first “I’m late.” Must’ve been because I saw the latest post just before that. 😛

    Anyway, happy birthday! Have you seen the Apollo Justice flash demo?


  7. Terry on January 18th, 2008

    Oh, deadly 🙂 I didn’t know about that – thanks very much!

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