I need to get back into computers. My hobby has pretty much gone almost entirely to the wayside. It pretty much has had to. Between work, family, and prior obligations- it hasn’t been easy to maintain a baseline working knowledge in software. I’ve managed, because luckily things haven’t changed drastically. The same can’t be said ten years from now, though. It’s important to keep up, so that when the lagging business world finally adopts what’s new, I won’t be left in the dust.

It strikes me as strange that IRC is still the status quo for communicating on the Internet. At least, for the non-NORPs. XMPP is slowly edging somewhat into the market share, but not heavily. Business seems to have been quicker to adopt XMPP than the casual end-user. I’m not entirely sure why. AOL Instant Messenger may have been the first widely used “Instant Messenger”, but it has been far from the best since the early days of messaging.

I dunno, I’m trying to state something cohesive, here. It doesn’t seem to be forming all that well. I’m the guy who grabbed a lump of clay and assumed it would be easy to spin that lump into a fine vase, only to watch the clay flop into the most unusable turd imaginable. I suppose that’s part of the problem. I think I’m starting with the worst heap of dung I could and simply shrug when trying to work with it.

That’s pretty much all I can do at the moment; take the short momentary bursts I’m allowed and do the best I can with them.

All I know is, I need to stop rambling on with filler material and actually write something with purpose.