Friday, December 10, 2010

Goodbye my old friend Brightkite

Well, today I am completely heart broken. I have been a long time user of the social media site Brightkite and today the announcement has been made. Brightkite will be no more. I have been part of the site since it was in private beta back in the spring of 2008. It was one of the first social networking sites that I pimped out to everyone I know. It was also a site that got me into a lot of trouble with an employer. We have been through good and bad times together. Most recently my family on Brightkite has had the chance to see a change in me happen, both physically and as a person. I have friends there that will be life long friends and people that I have made mad and they gave up on me. Either way, just like a family, I love them all.

It really saddens me to see BK go in a direction that I can have nothing to do with. Group Texting would be a big deal and worth changing over too if you didn't have services like TextPlus, Tatango, WhatsApp and Pingchat already doing the same thing, and all have been doing it for a while.

Nothing has really been the same since the original team left the BK offices. @sprouticus was one of the best community managers I have every had the pleasure of dealing with and meeting in real life. @hiro and @brady truly cared about their baby and would do anything for their users. Sadly most of us knew bad things were coming when the 3 of them left the company.

It's been a nice journey Brightkite, it's had up's and downs, but it looks now that it must all come to an end. I will miss you, but I can thank you for one thing. Thank you for giving me a second family.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Obesity is your fault

I am so sick of hearing people blaming their fatness on everybody and everything other than themselves. You are in control of your life and eating habits. Mcdonalds didn't make you get that fry or supersize. The gas station didn't make you get the 72 oz of Dr. Pepper. Your Parents didn't hold a gun to your head and tell you to eat until you were fat.

I also don't believe that obesity is a genetic disorder either. My dad was 119 LBS when he married my mom, I graduated high school well over 300 LBS. I have been big my whole life. My dad is now big. Half my family is little tooth picks. Saying that you are over weight because of your genes is like some one from a poor upbringing saying they have no choice but to follow that path. It is your choice if you are fat and obese.

I was sick of being fat, so I am doing something about it. What are you doing?