I started off my day as I normally do, scanning headlines at Americablog and Smirking Chimp. There's nothing particularly new today, though there's always something scandalous. Then I skipped on over to Delicious, a site AOTS's Scott Moschella pointed me to. Similar to DIGG, it refeshes by the minute or hour (I dunno which) and has some interesting links, tech-heavy. While there, I stumbled across the new Jots website, and became intrigued. Jots allows you to assemble a ton of bookmarks that you can access by logging onto the site. Naturally I set up an account and began to post some of the links I frequent on a regular basis, mostly pages that provide news stories and/or cool links. I put Fark on my list, and then wondered if that were too obvious. Doesn't everyone know Fark already? But then I noticed there was only one other person who had posted Fark. Only two other people had posted Boing Boing. This meant that Jots was a baby website. I had stumbled on a lil' baby site.
So it was time to move on, do something else with my time. But curiosity got the better of me. You see, when you post a link to Jots, you can include tags. I'd left mine unfiled at first, but then I thought it would be more helpful to attribute some kind of tag to them. I decided to see all the Jots tags for the entire site, some eleven thousand and something tags. The "sound" tag caught my eye. Last night I did an experiment to see if I could post recorded audio to Audioblogger by using the doohickey from Radio Shack that allows me to record telephone conversations (which I've used for journalistic purposes). Unfortunately, I hooked it up to a minidisc and the audio isn't detectable. When I hook it up to my mini-cassette recorder it works fine. That doesn't do me much good because the crap I recorded using my cassette recorder is embarrassing and will not end up online if I can help it.
Anyhoo, the sound search led me to Free Sound, a website that contains, uh, free sounds. I listened to some recordings of crickets.
Then I decided to blog about my Internet surfing ways, which brings us to what I'm doing exactly now. And now I'm going to sign off and hopefully do something productive. Adieu.