Is Firefox just a browser?

http://xkcd.com/c198.html
Image from xkcd.com

To so many people, their computer and technological affiliations are becoming a way of life, a basis for their identity. Mac vs. PC vs. *nix/*BSD, Internet Explorer vs. Firefox vs. Opera.

It’s not about the quality of the technology, it’s about making oneself feel superior through the competition of technology. We, as individuals, don’t even have a real stake in the battle, but because of our use and affiliation with it we end up feeling compelled to defend it as to justify our own past decisions.

If you’re a ___-fanboy and identified, in one way or another, as such then it means you consider the well-being of whatever ___ as important to your own well-being and sense of worth. To defend your viewpoint, then, much to the annoyance of other people who don’t want to hear about how ___ is so great a thousand times, is for the sake of your own self-esteem.

But seriously, stop, because I’m not putting your self-esteem over my own sanity.

Hello world!

Welcome to Erik’s web blog.

I’ve had many failed blog attempts in the past, but those were on sites where it was more designated as a “journal”/diary, and keeping a documentation of my life is vain and boring. Reminding myself of how mundane I am seems like a great waste of time.

I hope to do a lot with this, and my aims are to discuss whatever topics come to mind. Probably meaning computing, science, politics, news, philosophy, religion, and life(mine or otherwise) in general.

And if I end up not doing much with this, I’ll at least have a domain to show off to the other nerds I come across.