Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Update as of 10-28-09

Time for another post detailing changes I've made. One thing that has been bothering me recently, is the formatting of my blog posts. All of my paragraphs look like plain blocks of text and would blend together. To make life on the eyes a little easier, I have formatted everything with a paragraph tag to be indented. You can see this change in some of my more recent posts.

Another thing that was a failure, anime pics of the week. There is no way that I'm going to keep browsing the web for my fav. anime pic of the week. It gets old after a while, haha

So instead of the anime pic of the week, I will be doing weekly tech posts. Being a computer nerd, I'm constantly being asked by people how to fix little common annoyances they have with their computers. Posting every week on tech will be a little challenging, but that is why I'm setting Friday as a permanent day to do this and am sticking to it.

My idea for this weeks tech post, I'm thinking, is going to be how to remove that stupid side bar they have in windows vista and windows xp black. I'm aware that most of you aren't on vista, but it's a start.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Multitasking Generation

Recently a co-worker made a comment, that reminded me of an article I read close to a year ago. The subject of the article was that today's generation multitask way to much. Now growing up, I had always heard that being able to multitask was a great skill and very beneficial when one gets older. Well the article I read states that this generation multitasks way to much, and that our brains are being wired to be in a constant state of multitasking. Think about your typical teenager, or refer the picture I included with this post (taken off my desktop btw). Most teenagers are sitting on the computer, listening to music, loading music onto an ipod, talking on the cell phone, playing a game, looking at pics, looking at a social networking websites (facebook, etc.), all of this at the same time.

Doing a lot of things all at once while being on the computer may seem second nature, at least it does to me, but it's wiring our brains into a constant state of multitasking. Even when we aren't multitasking, we are expecting some kind of interruption, and unconsciously wait for it. The interruption can be a phone call, text msg, or an email. The problem with this, is that people lose the ability to focus on one task at a time, because we are too busy either working or looking for another task to do at the same time.

My generation is a part of this, I see it in friends, and in myself. Although I don't feel as negative about it, as the article did. I myself can be working on multiple things at once, and still stop every so often to check my phone, email, or facebook. It's a habit, and more so, a natural thing for me.

A lot of us study easier when we are listening to music. That's the only way I can study, if it's not their in the background, I can't concentrate.

There is really no solving this problem, if you want to call it a problem. I see it more as the way society is changing. It may be for both the better and the worse, but that is up to your own beliefs. I just wanted to share a little something that most of us do now, and that you may do yourself without even realizing it.