Thursday, June 28, 2007

Now YOU Too Can Be Related To Abdul Razak Baginda

On trial for masterminding the murder of a Mongolian woman, political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda's is in a "bit" of legal trouble. He's founder & Exec. Director of the Malaysian Strategic Research Centre, a defense think-thank.

Razak Baginda also (used) to write a column in the Star newspaper on global politics, like what most political anaylists normally do when not tending to their think-thanks' or shopping for submarines. His family turned out in full support of their father, complete with custom-made tshirts:

...back of shirt says "And Proud Of It"

Hey, maybe I could be associated in some way. Ever heard about the six-degrees of separation? So I did some research into my friends', colleagues', and relatives'... and now... I too can show-off my association!

...back of shirt also says "And Proud Of It"

If you're associated or related in some way, then perhaps you could flaunt it with your own homemade shirt. Maybe you could also score an interview with some local tabloid.

Friday, June 15, 2007

OMG! Internet Drama

Listening to: Nothing


Hola amigos, its been a long time since I rapped at ya. I just didn't feel like writing in the past few weeks, so that's my excuse for you.

Local blogger Sheih has thrown in his resignation as a member of the All-Blogs committee. The split was caused no thanks to a troll known as "monsterball" who'd been going around spamming blogs. This "monsterball" guy doesn't have his own blog, just a userID which he uses to merrily post bullshit on other peoples sites.

Trolls live on attention. Studies prove they share a genetic similarity with that other internets creature known as 'Attention Whore'. But rather than ignoring him and letting it die a natural death, other bloggers have escalated the conflict, to the point that his personal details were published for everybody to see. Many "ugly" arguements later follow, and Sheih decides to quit.

Imagine that! Discord in All-Blogs just because of a common Internet Troll! But this isn't the first time... former All-Blogs bigwig Susan Loone split and quit after some disagreement.

I guess Information Minister Zam doesn't have to worry too much about bloggers (especially All-Blogs or other local blogging orgs) as a political threat. Did I also hear laughter from Jalan Riong?

Barely a couple months and theres already a split in All-Blogs. And there's a new rival group in town known as PABS (People’s All Blogs Society?), captained by none other than Susan Loone and kTemoc. Will Sheih join PABS or form yet another bloggers group?

The conflict in a nutshell...