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The world is getting smaller

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Today is a good day.
I woke up alive (always useful), had great coffee, worked, came home, watched GOT S08E05…
but best of all, I had a phone-call from a dear friend living in Europe.
It still amazes me, even to this day, how fast technology has jumped.
When I was little ( yea 40+ years ago lol ) , we had the old school analogue phones (manual exchange too) that bounced calls around on copper lines, and internationally via satellite.
I remember the delays on conversations that tech offered.. 
Then fibre hit, woohoo.. nice.
Then the more modern advent of the mobile phone, call quality internationally took a step backwards but caught up quickly.
Now a GSM call to an overseas friend is pretty seamless … and just now, my chat with my friend in Europe was via one of the many mobile messaging apps available nowadays…
No paying for international calls now, when it’s all via an app and the internets… though I do wonder how long before internet providers start clamping down on apps and charging for “value added” services to allow you to use a messaging app.. 😛
Still though, through all that… it’s the best feeling chatting to a dear friend on the other side of the planet… ( excluding those pesky time zone differences 😛 )

Those technology jumps though.. manual telephone exchange … to mobile apps .. black and white tv to … mobile apps.. no mobile phones too.. mobiles and their apps… life was simpler back then, it was smaller too, and less interesting, but more connected to the community immediately around us, though not so much these days. 

 

Nothing quite like seeing people in person though, but that’s not always possible… I wonder.. how will things be in 5 or 10 years time… I wonder.. 🙂
In the end though, I am always and forever grateful for the beautiful people I am blessed to have in my life, from my friends down the road, to those on the other side of the world, all around the world, everywhere… thank you, and keep exploring. ❤
Oh, don’t forget coffee and chocolate 😛
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That’s it from me, I need sleeps.
Exploring Life where
ever it may take me.

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Net’s founding father Dr Larry Roberts dies aged 81

And so.. it has come to pass, that all those creators and innovators shall indeed come to pass.

Something this young generation will never be able to comprehend .. what life was like before giving up privacy for their 5 seconds of fame on FB or YT..

I’ve (and others my generation) grew up in a pre-internet world.. where visiting your friends required you get off your ass and go see them..

But hey I’ve also fallen victim to the easy lazy web of checksum errors lol 🍉.

Let us (or those of us who can) remember for a moment a time when life was peaceful and small…

..and boring 🤣🤣

Safe journies Dr Roberts.. so long and thanks for all the porn 🤣

BBC News – Net’s founding father Dr Larry Roberts dies aged 81
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46721427

NSA hiding Equation spy program on hard drives

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/66279485/NSA-hiding-Equation-spy-program-on-hard-drives

Not to be bios or anything ( cute pun ) but I do wonder just how far organizations like the NSA etc are willing to go to get their dirty little hands on our lives.

Considering that we adopt new technology at an ever increasing rate hoping it brings us some peace of mind in a busy world… that we give up more and more of our privacy to do so.

This is an automated blog entry… because…

 

Well.. because, I assume when it decides it’s going to post its self…

it should be about 5 or 6am NZT, I could well be at an airport,

likely getting through customs, or on a plane, or picking my nose.

WHAT! you say, an airport.. ??  yes, picking my nose.

 

Smile

 

I haven’t been to Australia for about 30 years.

Do I miss it ?  can’t remember it to know if I do or not.

Do I care ? I didn’t used to, but I do.

It’s the ‘almost’ beginning of my new journey in life.

The ‘actual’ beginning began 4 years ago when I started going to Hawaii to visit a very dear friend ( and I shall, with luck, continue to do so, so long as i have the means to).

 

So, what is so important to make me want to go there, or, even expand this journey?

Simple:
Friends.
Good soulful people with whom we have created a friendship out of common interests, non judgementally, honestly, openly, accepting of our individual beliefs, cultures, taste in weird food, ice cream flavours, hair colours, and maybe just a little craziness Smile with tongue out

But in the end.. because there are still good people in this world, and we should make the effort to attach ourselves to experiences that we would not have normally had, had we decided that the world or people we would otherwise have known didn’t matter.

Over the coming years, I will endeavour to go and visit more countries that contain more of these beautiful and amazing friendships that have been forged, to meet these people ‘in real life’, to connect and to enjoy, to breathe and walk with them, to share and experience some of what life is like for them, and hopefully to make both our lives a little less mundane, a little more expanded.

I hope, that they in turn, some day, in some way, may be able to do a similar thing, for someone they know. I hope.

We should all do this though, even if it’s only ever once in our lives, even if it’s just within our own country, city, or neighbourhood. Step out of our little plastic containers that we live in, and remind each other that outside, is a whole world of adventure and wonderment just waiting to be discovered.

Remind ourselves that it doesn’t matter who we are, where we come from or what we do, we are all the same people, we are all the same.

Except maybe the really crazy ones, but, hey, even they may have had a heart or common sense at one time, but decided that politics was a better choice for them. Oh did I just pick on a group of people… maybe I did. Winking smile

 

Anyway, it’s… 11:22pm, Wednesday the 25th of June 2014.. right now.
And I’m going to get some rest, I have an early flight to catch.

 

See if you can guess where I’m going later this year, and next year.

 

Might be your country… want to hang out, eat ice cream ? Drop me a note, comment here, or on Facebook, … lets chat Smile

 

 

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TED: Edward Snowden: Here’s how we take back the Internet

An interesting and thought provoking interview by TED with Ed, via webcam..

Worth a watch and listen to some of the points raised and a cameo by the father of the internet.. Smile

TED: Edward Snowden: Here’s how we take back the Internet

 

Although TED sucks cause it gives in to corporate pressures to NOT screen some speeches about GMO, recently a good example, when TED caved into Monsanto, they still occasionally have something worth watching.

… or is it ? Smile with tongue out

you decide.

 

On the other hand…

 

Richard Ledgett: The NSA responds to Edward Snowden’s TED Talk

 

Richard Ledgett: The NSA responds to Edward Snowden’s TED Talk

Music recommended by friends

Chattin to my friends on Skype from around the planet, ok well mostly the usa.. lol, here’s what they like listening too.

What music do you like ?? Log in, post a reply, love to hear from everyone Smile

 

Cait says:

 

Rachel says:

 

Brent says:

rac

 

Jenivie says:

 

Savannah says:

 

Mr Wicked says:

 

 

What music do you like ?? Log in, post a reply, love to hear from everyone Smile

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