So I was reading the Fat Lot of Good blog, which reported a story about fat bashing on another blog Mama Mia; Where in the end Mia Freedman changed her original post, on her own blog, and even removed comments that some people thought offensive.
I get the fact that nobody wants to be bashed; but I don’t think she should have changed her original article or removed the comments from her blog, just stopped people from posting anymore since it turned into something negative. It’s her site, she should be able to state what ever is on her mind, on any given topic of her choosing, and post what she wants. Those comments were not her own, but legit comments posted by readers of her blog. Now she has allowed popular opinion to shape her story and has been silenced and controlled.
Now I’ve never read Mia’s blog, but I can’t help but think she it just into blogging for no other reason than financial gain through commercial ads, and looking to be liked by people. Now this may not be a bad thing to you, but I think it is because she allowed here freedom of speech and those of her readers to be muzzled.
For anyone in the fat acceptance movement that is happy that the material they disapproved of was removed should be ashamed. I get you don’t like offensive material that degrades you, but at the cost of freedom of speech is unacceptable. People should be allowed to say what they want on their own blog, and if you don’t like it, then ignore it or just leave a comment.
This only proves that the media doesn’t report the real story, just what people like to read/hear.
So over the weekend to cut the stress, I built a new HTPC. It’s fairly small, much smaller than a normal PC. But this one doesn’t skimp on power, here’s what’s inside:
CPU: Intel Core Duo E7500 2.93GHz
Mem: 2GB Crucial Ballistix 800 DDR2
Mobo: Zotac GF9300-G-E
HDD: Samsung 1TB 7200RPM
DVD: Lite-On BD-ROM
IR: Antec Veris Basic
RMT: Logitech Harmony 550
PSU: 250W Allied
OS: Ubuntu 10.04LTS
WKB: Addesso Wireless Keyboard w/ touch pad Mouse
Features: WiFi (b/g), PCI-e (x16) slot, 8 USB ports, 1-eSATA port, Belkin Wireless N router, Altec Lansing 2.1 sound system, can play content in 1080p resolution, and much more. I’m also selling it for $700.
Now for some pictures.
Today I decided to replace my existing site with WordPress. This sudden change came after years of intending to make regular post on my previous site, but never bothering because it was tool involved. So I decided to make things easy on my self and use WordPress instead. After all, in the past I’ve always recommend it to anyone who wanted to setup a website quickly and that was easy to maintain. So why not make it easy on myself also!? This project took a mere 45 minutes to get writing this first post. It took that long because I had to find all the credentials to my two web host, one of which I still need to point the DNS servers to this blogs domain. Setting up the database and then uploading the files and configuring them was a breeze. In all, it was fairly quick and painless, much less than updating the old site. Not to mention I now have a powerful weblog with administration system included. Plus there a multiple ways for me to update it without even having to log into the admin system. Nice Now I just need the right theme.