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Replacing Usenet

Ooh, there’s another group! What an interesting title! What are they talking about! Oh, I want to reply to that!

My meandering around on Facebook tonight has been reminiscent of when I first got a computer at home with a modem and the world wide web waiting for me to dial, 10 years ago. I tripped over a weirdness called Usenet and fell in love. I do my best thinking through my fingers. Poking around Facebook and looking at all the groups to join and noting the discussions reminded me very much of my first foray into Usenet.

There a few things I don’t like about Facebook, but it may be because I don’t know enough. I don’t like the look of the main page. It’s called “Profile” and is full of widgets, pictures and comments from friends. It very quickly gets cluttered-looking and I can’t think straight with so much visual “noise”. The other thing is Facebook’s networks by region. All of Norway is lumped as one, and I’m trying to figure out how I can search just for Bergen without getting everyone who has Bergen in their name.

UPDATE: “Profile” is not the main page, I accidentally discovered just now. I’m such a n00b.

UPDATE 2: Hah! There’s an RSS feed! Woohoo!

As I type this, I am eating one of the tastiest meals I have had in a long time: Steamed broccoli and cauliflower with a side of beans. The veggies are seasoned with herb salt and Provence spice blend and olive oil. After a week of eating only brown rice, this tastes divine!

In case you are wondering why I’m eating funny, well, some of it is inspired by re-reading a book and constipation that started during my summer vacation and has refused to let up. I have always had that trouble, but this summer it was just like when I was a kid. I was getting miserable. The brown rice has completely agreed with me and my IBS, so now I have to find what else I can eat without trouble. Raisins are out, unfortunately (I tried some this past weekend). I’ve given up coffee as a daily habit.

By Keera Ann Fox

I am a bi-lingual American who has lived most of my life in Norway.
Jeg er en tospråklig amerikaner som har bodd mesteparten av mitt liv i Norge.

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