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Tweets and RSS

September 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Thing number four was to check out twitter and an RSS feed.  My twitter name is LukeSelfwalker.  Yup, there is that selfwalker name again.  It follows me every where.  Hey, if that name follows me and you follow me on twitter we can start up a virtual congo line.  Who’s up for some on-line dancing?  As for the RSS feeds, I created a Bloglines account about five years ago. Even with the ability to have an RSS feed in my browser, follow people on Twitter or facebook, and set up tab browsing, I still find myself using the RSS feed.  Having all of the sites in one easy place is convenient and if I am not on my computer I can still pull up all the web sites I visit.  Overall, the web has a tremendous amount of information that changes second by second and companies, some stay and some leave, have created amazing tools to assist people in participating in the world wide web.  To all of them I say thanks!

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Who is Luke Walsh?

August 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Typing Luke Walsh into Google and you will see Luke Walsh the model, Luke Walsh the CPA, Luke Walsh the Rugby player, Luke Walsh on Facebook.  Checking out all of those other people is fun and sort of surreal.  I see all of these people, who are basically like me.  A white middle aged man.  How could I have changed my life to be like theirs?  How could they have changed their life to be like mine.  Is it possible for two people to have the same name and pretty much the same life?  With 6 billion people, I would say yes.

Here are some stats about the name Luke. http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=luke  Here you can see that Luke did not even begin to become a popular name till the late 70’s.  Hmm…who should we thank for that one.  Since my name is popular, not too unique, I have chosen an alias name for all of my entire online life.  That name is Luke Selfwalker. (Nobody calls Selfwalker in my everyday life.  However, at my graduation for graduate school I told them my name was Luke Selfwalker Walsh.  They read it, and I got a chuckle out it.  Also, I designed of pair of Nike shoes that had the name Selfwalker.  So, I am the basically the only one who uses the name Selfwalker.)

Google selfwalker and you will find my youtube channel, my blogs, my webpage, my Skype name, my Zazzle store, my facebook page, etc. it is all there.  I don’t mind having my information out there.  I enjoy sharing me experiences as much as enjoy reading other people’s.  However, I do draw the line on what I share.  I think we all have our own idea of what is and is not appropriate.  Perhaps, I do push the boundary a bit only because testing the waters can lead to new adventures.  For the most part, those new adventure have been rewarding.

Overall, I believe that a person has to be comfortable online – that is if you want to be private then be private and if you want to be open then be open.  Also, remember that every action has a reaction.  So for all those actions you do on the web are you willing to accept any possible reaction?  For me the answer is yes, since for the most part I have carried myself as a some what responsible adult.  And so the virtual life of Selfwalker continues.

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Back to the Blog

August 16, 2011 3 comments

I first started blogging back in 2006 with a personal blog and an educational blog.  Those times were great but slowly I slipped my way out of the blog scene.  I really don’t why.  The blogging world was great to me.  People from around the world were posting amazing material.  Daily I was able to read wonderful bit of mathematics from so many different perspectives.  So, with all of that wonderful information why let it slip from my grips?  I don’t think there is a satisfying response to that question.  Perhaps, the new world of facebook allowed me to start interacting with more family and friends.  Perhaps, the beginning of my family life, wife and kids, detracted me.  Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps, I am sure there are many of them.  Overall my life can quickly be filled up with many “distractions”, and I look forward to bring back blogging into my list of distractions.

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