Back to Our Regulary Scheduled Programming

Today was  quite a ruckus, eh?  A lot of webpages (including all of my blogs) were blacked out as a protest to the PIPA/SOPA Act. Apparently, we may be moving something along according to this report here.

Way to go protesters!!  Man, how far have we come! We the people of the United States of America don’t even have to get off our asses to protest something… Niiiice.

Hopefully the lot of us have stirred the fire.  And to the lot of you who had no idea what was going on (Facebook updates like: What the hell is up with Wikipedia?) shame on you.

What do you think?  How would you feel if you wanted to share an article or a song with someone on the internet and all of a sudden a steel door slammed over your screen, thereby smashing you fingers into the keyboard because it is FORBIDDEN to share the interesting with a fellow computer friend?  I mean, in this new age, it is all about sharing.  Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Reddit, Blogger, WordPress… all of these sites share information, pictures, videos, music, blog posts and opinions.

SOPA/PIPA would be like an ugly little gremlin (no offense 80’s Gremlins and car Gremlins) sitting on your screen and blacking out your screen anytime you wanted to view something forbidden.  It would look something like this:

███ ████████ ██████ ██████████ ██ ████ ██ ████ ██████████ ██. ███ ███ This comment has been found in violation of H.R. 3261, S.O.P.A and has been removed.

SERIOUSLY?? It’s almost like Bizarro World.. but, more bizarro-er.  Check out this link here to get updated on all this garb.

Now.  Onto ROW80.

This week is STELLAR so far.  I got a lot of posting done, got a lot of writing done with the help of 750words.com and commented on a slue of blogs.  I slacked on editing my current WIP.  But it’s all good.  I am catching up on it tonight.

This Sunday is the New York Motorcycle Show! Sa-weet! I will be taking loads of pictures and posting mega content on the hottest new bikes and gear for 2012.  So be sure to look for that.

In other news, someone approached me about covering their heavy metal band doing a gig in Trenton, NJ in March.  😀 I am super stoked about that.  Yes, the article will be on my blog.  I am hoping good things will come from this!

GOALS FOR THE WEEK

  • Write
  • Read
  • Comment
  • Blog
  • Exercise

Happy ROWing my wonderful blogger/writer/ROWer peeps!

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Author: D. A. M. Steelman

I could get through life just fine quoting heavy metal lyrics.

10 thoughts on “Back to Our Regulary Scheduled Programming”

  1. My wonderful friend Sylvia lives right near Trenton. We think we will be seeing her in February, i will leave a big happy energy dump all around, so it’ll be there for you when you get there. =)

    Sounds like you are ROWing right along, Darlene, and I love the vibrancy in your posts. =D

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  2. Great week Darlene, the motorcycle show sounds great – we have a cool little motorcycle museum not far from us, some lovely bikes there! I’m in the UK and I know about SOPA/PIPA I was shocked to at how many people didn’t know about it, thing is if it went through in the US how long would it be before it affects the rest of us!? The UK love to jump on the bandwagon with these things, we already have a silly regulation coming in here about having to get ‘permission’ for cookies when someone visits your website – which is very annoying on its own!

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  3. That legislation is terrifying. I hope it’s not going to get through. I didn’t go dark yesterday (because *um* I forgot which day it was going to go down) but I wholly support the protest.

    *shakes pom poms* Congrats on your stellar week!!!

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