Category: Internet

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UPDATED: Trying to add me on Facebook? Please read this first.

I originally wrote a a post like this in August of 2014.  Having recently re-read it due to another post referencing it, I realized some of the data was out of date.  Instead of modifying the old one, I decided to rewrite a new one with revised info.  If you’re...

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The Internet Before Time

Watching Mr. Robot gave me a case of nostalgia today, and I was reminded of my early days on the early Internet. My first ISP?  “Prodigy”. It’s beyond gone and buried, but back in the early nineties, Prodigy served it purpose.  It was basic and simplistic – but so was...

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Adventures off the Internet, and Everyone’s (Mostly) An Asshole

Good morning, Internet!  By my current count, I started this morning at -6 for blog posts and -8 for gym hours.  Pretty shitty, but I have some pretty solid reasons.  Mainly: life on the road and away from being online. This morning, though, I spent an extra hour at the...

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Dear Country Music: Get the hell off of my (rock n’ roll) lawn.

I like all kinds of music.  My iTunes has a selection of Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, and a variety of other “country” acts intermixed heavily into a library of rock and movie soundtracks. Crossover appeal happens from time to time when a pop song is made from a...

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Hitting the Reset Button

I am writing this from the future. No, really.  I am. You see – this post is dated January 12th – but I’m really writing it on January 16th and backdating it.  It’ll post today (the 16th) and you’re reading it today, but it is (from a narrative point a...

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Coding for fun and exercise.

It was Christmas of 1984 when my parents bought me my first computer.  It was an Apple IIc with a green monochrome monitor.  Knowing that there was functionality to be found outside of games, my parents also bought me an Epson LX-80 Dot Matrix printer. (NOTE: I seriously have no...

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The first time I ordered pizza on the Internet.

Today was kind of “all over the place”.  Woke up late.  Went to the gym.  Got lunch a new place in town.  Had grand plans for cleaning the apartment and stuff and… Took a nap.  A long one. Woke up late afternoon.  Felt unproductive.  Played more Rise of the Tomb Raider....

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Social Media Cleanup!

When I was in middle school and high school, I would regularly find myself dealing with ways to “quiet my brain”.  You see, I have a problem that – at any given time – my mind is busy thinking about three to four things at once.  The problem isn’t focus;...

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Trying to add me on Facebook? You should read this first.

#FirstWorldProblems After I appear at a bunch of fan conventions (usually over the summer) I tend to get a small flood of Facebook friend requests.  It’s seriously flattering that there’s so many people out there who, after I connect with them on person, want to keep up with me online....

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New Blog? Yup. New Blog.

Yesterday some of you may have noticed that the ol’ blog looks a bit different.  In setting up for 2014, I decided to take some time to upgrade my personal website to look a little more – I dunno – modern?  Advanced?  Bloggy? In any case, I wanted it to...

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I uninstalled @GetGlue today – BECAUSE I CAN NO LONGER GET “GLUE”

I love social media.  I’m mean, let’s face it: I’m a social networking whore.  Practically anything that shows up with even the slightest bit of home of being a viable social network tool gets me as a user with the name “TomCroom”. facebook.com/TomCroom twitter.com/TomCroom flicker.com/TomCroom etc. Being a film nerd and...

I suppose if @AFOUpdate & @FloridaAnime Experience had a kid, this would happen. 0

I suppose if @AFOUpdate & @FloridaAnime Experience had a kid, this would happen.

Advertising is, at times, an art form.  It is the ability to connect with another human being through the concept of familiarity coupled with clever presentation.  Creating an ad for something sometimes allows a person to avail a product to more people allowing for that connection to thrive. What better...