I am not the class clown

Posted by Ryan Jerz on Tuesday December 4, 2007.

It’s another installment of the Reactionary Hurl, the series that makes useless comments about things you may or may not care one lick about. You are encouraged implored to take part by commenting, sending us tips, and spreading the word. In this edition, we’ll cover social networks, light bulbs, football, golf, Twitter and Google. Missing it would hurt you.

  • Reno Baby! is blowing up. That’s a great thing. There have been some discussions that people who really know what they’re talking about have gotten into. If you haven’t joined, you’re missing an already vibrant community—even though it’s just a week old.(Reno Baby!)
  • incandescent light bulbsIncandescent light: it’s inefficient, but new technologies are emerging that will make it more eco-friendly.Light bulbs really interest me. It’s probably that they seem to be the easiest way to cut down on personal electricity use. Apparently, CNN Money is saying that high intensity fluorescent bulbs are going to take off. A story I wrote for OurTahoe.org last year pointed out that GE was in the process of making far more efficient incandescent (regular) bulbs. It’ll interest me to see how this plays out because I happen to think fluorescents will never catch on. I’ve tried and tried at home, but the light quality just stinks. (Matter)
  • The Pack is headed to New Mexico and Frank Mullen needs your help. I tried to get anybody who was going to the game to call me so I could set them up with Frank for this story, but got no takers. Is anyone planning to be at this football game? If you are, call Frank and get in the paper. (RGJ)
  • The perfect Twitter description. For me, anyway. I tend to act exactly how this describes people acting on Twitter. I think even my friends have me on ignore by now. (Kottke)
  • Bring on the G-Drive! While it may concern you that Google is talking over the world, I care not at all. The thing is, they’re making vastly superior products available for free or cheap. And if they have figured out a way to make money from that, then they deserve whatever praise/stock inflation/goodwill from the community that they are getting. I want a G-Drive badly. I want to be able to store files that are linkable on the web—not just through some crappy proprietary software because you sold the product as a “backup solution.” And I could go all day long talking about the quotes from a dude named Nimrod in that article. (Popular Mechanics)
  • RTO Director Jim Kline is out. I think it’s interesting that just after landing a title sponsor for the golf tournament the director hits the road. I also find it interesting that he left “to pursue other interests.” That sounds an awful lot like he either was told to take a hike or was as unhappy as Greg Norman on the 18th at, well, every Masters. Jim is a good guy an has worked hard for the tournament for a long time. Best of luck to him in whatever interests he pursues. (RGJ)

And just to be clear, please read the initial Reactionary Hurl so you can understand the context.

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