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Matt Rowland
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Attended Berry College
Lived in Savannah, GA
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I was about to say something nice about Google Music All Access, but then I searched for Dead Kennedys and found a disturbing lack of Plastic Surgery Disasters.
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i like drinking because it's fun. where's my monkybrudder? LMAO. 

Can't even figure out G+ tonight. :) Love yoU!
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http://www.paperlove.org/index.php?bid=62

Sometimes I'm still startled when I read what I wrote in 1998.
It's been a while, 10 years or so, I think. Paperlove.org has been happily random and happily obscure, visited by a handful of friends here and there. In the last week or two, I've started getting spam bug reports from the site. I'd previously observed spammers having fun in the "reaction" area, ...
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I've only gotten dumber since 1998.
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Looking back sometimes is just what you need. I'm at the anniversary of a new job. I'm at the end of a marriage. I'm only at that point for the sake of keeping my daughter safely at home, 'cause other old-school agencies may have made moves otherwise.

I'm also 20 years in the past, remembering a swim meet where my lunch break lead me to both the Butthole Surfers and the Circle Jerks. I'm hearing music that blew my mind when it was new on classic rock stations (Joshua Tree today). I'm using a laptop that's multiple orders of magnitude more powerful than what I was using when I bought the belt that I still wear (it's 23 years old). And yet said laptop is still incapable of a lot. It was $250. My first 2400 baud modem for a Commodore was an amazing $100, IIRC. And the BBS software I ran on my C=64 didn't even support that -- limited to 1200 baud. 

My kids will never see things the way I can, and I suppose it has always been that way. Dunno if it has ever been so pronounced though. My daughter mastered the Roku remote under age 3. What will be her response when I try to explain getting up to change channels on a TV where you had to even watch things you didn't want to?

Consciousness is blooming, and despite the clouds of the establishment, you and I both know what wins. It's not concealment and shadery. It's openness, sharing, and excitement about the future. Not projected earnings on futures.
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hugs Sorry to hear things went poorly with your marriage. Looking back on all the rest is interesting though, no?
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"We can find a better place inside our minds, look up!"

Guadalcanal Diary - Look Up!

Forever underrated 80s greatness, Guadalcanal Diary.
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I just replied to a five-month-old r/music post about Guadalcanal... I think it's a good teaser for the band, highlighting a couple of songs from each release.

http://www.reddit.com/r/Music/comments/18qfn3/anybody_know_where_i_could_find_some_guadalcanal/
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What is wrong with you people? I have more people circling me than vice versa. I am boring and trite and superfluous. Circle better people.
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I have far less.  See, I wasn't cool enough to appear on the BBS doc, even though I was a sysop of a successful board for 4 years..   Though it does seem like we all end up in IT jobs.  I work for a small MSP as well.
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Felt weird cranking "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in my new-to-me 92 Buick Century this morning. Especially since just that one speaker works.
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i never even wrote that comment. lol
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Time for this again. Just brilliant piece of work combining other work. 

Tom Waits/Cookie Monster mashup - God's Away On Business
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This is amazing.
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Fantastic band. Seek more.
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  • Unemployed
    2014 - present
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Savannah, GA - Rome, GA
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Introduction
I have no idea. This profile section used to just say "I am not the walrus" but while I'm reasonably sure of some biological facts, I don't really know what I meant by saying that. One of those things I do.

My usual introduction is "Hi, I'm Matt." And then I'll answer any direct questions and I'll feel rather awkward a bit until I wander off when I'm sure I've -given you enough to think about- bored you enough. Sometimes I think silence is the greatest real introduction. Tells you how awkward I may or may not be, right up front.

That said, I was a BBS junkie from about age 12 on, so I'm ok with leaving bits of myself behind like droppings.

That era was critical for me though. I developed some bad habits, I suppose, but I also discovered acceptance and a group of peers who were not at all my peers, age-wise. I come from a family of three sons who were all high school Star Students and valedictorians. That's not a horn-toot, that's pressure as the youngest, as well as a tribute to our genes and evidence that it did me good to find a place to fit at that time in my life. And that was before I even had access to a FidoNet node.

FidoNet overwhelmed me, honestly. But fast forward, and today I've got that and so much more to overwhelm me daily. So I pick and choose. And I do it largely randomly. I somehow still make sense to myself on a daily basis. I'm not sure about how to label my hobbies, because they all just fall under an umbrella labelled "Grok thyself."

I say I have no idea, but I have ideas pouring down on me like rain, and I'm really just trying to watch where I'm going.
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  • Berry College
    Communications, 95 - 98
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