Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SOPA Strike!

Log on to today, and this is what you get.

This is one of the ongoing strikes on the web today, Jan 18th, as a show of opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) that is undergoing consideration in the US Congress now.

I didn't actually have any idea on what SOPA is all about. My interest was piqued by how some of the biggest websites (e.g, Facebook, Google, Wikipedia, and Wordpress) are all against it. What could possibly be wrong with the bill?

After reading a few articles about it, I had an inkling that this bill, once acted upon on January 24th, will have a huge impact to freedom of expression.

I have yet to fully grasp the intensity and extent of constraint that SOPA would have on Internet denizens, but any act that inclines to restraint of freedom is sure worth taking a good look at.

Read up on the Stop Online Piracy Act here:

Full text of the Act can be found here:

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Facebook Status of the Day

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you. - St. Augustine.

It takes more than just prayer to succeed. Every victory is a combination of faith and hard work.

If you want to enjoy the apple, don't wait for it to fall. Climb the tree, reach for it, but pray while doing so.

I was once asked if my status updates, like the one above, are original. My reply was "Yes," after which a "Wow!" followed.

Then, I thought, "Isn't it supposed to be that way?" Unless you indicate it's a repost, everything you put on the status text box is deemed as your original piece.

So what's the point I am trying to drive at? Nothing really. Memasabi lang? hahaha!

*End of post* :))