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Latest Major Nelson Podcast (#261) My thoughts

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I just got done listening to the latest Major Nelson podcast and I really wanted to make more people aware of it. His podcast as a whole is pretty entertaining and informative and I recommend it if that kind of thing interests you.

I want to point out episode #261 in particular for two reasons.

http://www.majornelson.com/archive/2008/01/03/show-261-the-first-show-of-2008.aspx

#1: E talks about the issues with Xbox live over the holidays.

I know alot of us were irritated and downright angry about the issues with live and E and Major give some additional info about what happened (and still is happening). I know alot of people just want to say "Fuck them, they should fix this shit" and don't really care what really happened, but for those that do, its pretty informative.

#2 He has on Stephen Toulouse, Xbox LIVE Policy Manager.

It's a great interview and gives alot of insight into what to do and what is done about the amount of douchebags that are on Xbox live. Again, I know alot of people avoid Xbox live entirely because of the impression that its filled with idiots, which makes me sad because I think alot of the fun of the 360 is playing random people online. Most of them that I've played with are perfectly fine. I'm not saying there are no bad people on Live, I know that there is more then enough of them, but I really don't believe its as many as people claim. This interview also hits me close to home because alot of the policy and methods are very close to what I do at my job. I'm sure anyone who has worked with the public over the internet and deals with providing a service of some sort (Niero?) has dealt with very similar situations that Stephen describes.


http://www.majornelson.com/Default.aspx

Some questions I will pose to those of you kind enough to read this,

Do you care about knowing what happened or do you just want them to fix the problems?

Do you play random people often on Live? or is it just friends? Is it because you just would rather play with friends or is it because everyone on live are dicks?

and this just because I'm not sure what I want to do with this blog and would like some advice.

What should I do with this blog? News? or just talk about what I do? Info on stuff the company I work for is doing? (that would be Sierra Online) Info on working in the industry at all?
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About Technophileone of us since 1:45 PM on 12.18.2007



Hi! I'm Will (or Technophile, or Techno, or Tech or that guy).
The forums are a damn cool place and you should check them out!

I live in LA and I work in the gaming industry in community management.

I <3 Destructoid

and now some rambling:

Technophilia and technophobia are the two extremes of the relationship between technology and society. The technophobe fears or dislikes technology, often regarding some or all technology with fear. This may be as a consequences of fear of change, a prior catastrophic experience with technology or because it may lead to a process of dehumanization.

The technophile sees most or all technology as positive, adopting technology enthusiastically, and seeing it as a means to potentially improve life and combat social problems. A technophile will choose technology above other methods rather than rationally selecting the best tool for the job.

* I'm a modern man.

A man for the millennium, digital and smoke free. A diversified multicultural postmodern deconstructionist. Politically, anatomically, and ecologically incorrect. I've been uplinked and downloaded. I've been inputted and outsourced. I know the upside of downsizing. I know the downside of upgrading. I'm a high-tech lowlife. A cutting-edge, state-of-the-art, bicoastal multitasker. And I can give you a gigabyte in a nanosecond. I'm new wave but I'm old school. And my inner child is outward bound. I'm a hot-wired, heat-seeking, warm-hearted, cool customer. Voice activated and biodegradable. I interface from a database, And my database is in cyberspace. So I'm interactive, I'm hyperactive, And from time-to-time I'm radioactive. Behind the eight ball, ahead of the curve. Riding the wave, dodging a bullet. Pushing the envelope. I'm on point, on task, on message, and off drugs. I got no need for coke and speed. I got no urge to binge and purge. I'm in the moment, on the edge, over the top, but under the radar. A high concept, low profile, medium range ballistic missionary. A street-wise smart bomb. A top-gun bottom feeder. I wear power ties, I tell power lies, I take power naps, I run victory laps. I'm a totally ongoing bigfoot slam dunk rainmaker with a proactive outreach. A raging workaholic. A working rageaholic. Out of rehab, and in denial. I got a personal trainer, a personal shopper, a personal assistant, and a personal agenda. You can't shut me up, you can't dumb me down. 'Cause I'm tireless, and I'm wireless. I'm an alpha male on beta blockers. I'm a non-believer and an over-achiever. Laid back but fashion forward. Up front, down home, low rent, high maintenance. Super size, long lasting, high definition, fast acting, oven ready, and built to last. I'm a hands on, foot loose, knee jerk, head case. Prematurely post traumatic, and I have a love child who sends me hate mail. But I'm feeling, I'm caring, I'm healing, I'm sharing. A supportive bonding nurturing primary care giver. My output is down, but my income is up. I take a short position on the long bond, and my revenue stream has its own cash flow. I read junk mail, I eat junk food, I buy junk bonds, I watch trash sports. I'm gender specific, capital intensive, user friendly, and lactose intolerant. I like rough sex. I like tough love. I use the F word in my eMail, And the software on my hard drive is hard core, no soft porn. I bought a microwave at a mini mall. I bought a mini van in a mega store. I eat fast food in the slow lane. I'm toll free, bite sized, ready to wear, and I come in all sizes. A fully equipped, factory authorized, hospital tested, clinically proven, scientifically formulated medical miracle. I've been pre-washed, pre-cooked, pre-heated, pre-screened, pre-approved, pre-packaged, post-dated, freeze-dried, double-wrapped, vacuum-packed, and I have an unlimited broadband capacity. I'm a rude dude, But I'm the real deal. Lean and mean. Cocked, locked and ready to rock. Rough tough and hard to bluff. I take it slow. I go with the flow. I ride with the tide. I got glide in my stride. Drivin' and movin', sailin' and spinnin', jivin' and groovin', wailin' and winnin'. I don't snooze so I don't lose. I keep the pedal to the metal and the rubber on the road. I party hearty, And lunch time is crunch time. I'm hanging in, there ain't no doubt. And I'm hanging tough, over and out.

RIP G.Carlin



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