Jim's Blog Ramblings about novels, comics, programming, and other geek topics


“Hey, look at me”

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Results of a new survey conducted by San Diego State University found that:

Nearly 60 percent of college students polled by San Diego State University agreed their age group uses social networking sites for narcissistic, self-promoting and attention-seeking reasons, it was announced today.

The poll also found that two-thirds of the respondents agreed their generation is more self-promoting, narcissistic, over-confident and attention-seeking than previous generations, according to SDSU.

... research has shown that narcissistic people thrive on sites like Facebook, where self-centered people have more friends and post more attractive pictures of themselves.

-- San Diego Union Tribune, August 25, 2009

I'd have to admit that I agree that most social networking sites are outlets for attention-seeking people. I also feel that the vast majority of tweets are just complicated 140 character expressions for "hey, look at me!".


SubSonic 3.0

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I've used SubSonic 2.x for a while and I've blogged about how useful it was as a tool to aid my development projects. A few weeks ago, SubSonic 3.0 was released and I hadn't spent much time reviewing the updates and changes to version 3.0 until this week.

At the present, I have several large projects using SubSonic 2.x and I have a new smaller project starting this week. So I decided to download and install SubSonic 3.0 and use the small project to get familiar with the updates prior to updating my other web sites from 2.x to 3.0.