LiveJournal

I can’t say why, precisely, but LiveJournal has never truly held any attraction for me. Maybe its the user interface, but I think its mostly that I want to have full control of my stuff — and that’s simply not done in any online, managed service. The fact that it is censored in Iran also doesn’t really help, either.

But today when I found out that one of my favorite authors of all time, Scott Lynch, was an active user, I decided to create an account, so that I could send him a message. Anyways, here is my LiveJournal journal and also, I have set it up so that anything I post here is cross-posted straight there, using a neat WordPress plugin called the LiveJournal CrossPoster plugin.

I have also made my public notes available under http://journal.mmnaseri.com

Distraction Affliction Correction

One of these days, I really have to do this: http://blog.xkcd.com/2011/02/18/distraction-affliction-correction-extensio/

I find myself wasting time … losing as much as hours constantly jumping from one thing to another. This has become so much of a problem that when I am not at work, I hardly manage to accomplish anything. The only thing I do productively when left to my own devices is learn about and code using new technologies.

This means that now I have one hell of an arsenal of technological assets on my person, but, I have not studied or read anything serious that has had a text longer than 20 pages for a LONG while now.