I just connected briefly to make an update, and was confronted by more traffic than I expected, and wondered to myself, "Just who the hell are you people?". It is a pitifully small number, granted, but more than the one or two I'm used to, especially since I haven't updated since Easter.
And that was what I came to do: due to technical difficulties and lack of resources, I'm not going to be posting very much for a while. I can still get online, but not well, and not anytime all the time like I was used to. So updates on the blog or the wiki, facebook or twitter (my little pretend media empire) will be much less frequent. I know, it makes you very sad. Or not, I wouldn't know, because I don't know who you are, yet.
But while I'm here, I might as well mention the conversation I had with Jake on Facebook; go check my page if you're interested, I'm not happy enough about it to link it. Basically, I tried to challenge him to discuss why "prove me wrong" is self-defeating, and it didn't work out at all. He must have gotten spooked by something I said, I don't know exactly what, because he went all nasty ad hom very quickly. I'm used to people criticizing my writing and my 'naive' approach to philosophy, they are both very badly done, I know, but I was hoping for something more constructive, given the circumstances. According to POR, whatever it was that bugged him is going to keep bugging him, and if he's [trying to be] logical he'll grow to detest me and become angry and bitter, and if he's more reasonable he'll eventually realize what it was he misunderstood, and whether he does so consciously or not he will approach the next argument with better reasoning, once that happens. No hard feelings, Jake. But attacking me and dismissing my philosophy isn't the same as responding to my arguments.