Darwin and the Internet

Survival of the fittest.

Seen in the jtv chatroom: “Thanks to Scruffy, Ivlog is now a decent site.”

Obviously, the word “decent” is open to interpretation, but if, as I suspect, the commenter was referring to the number of active channels that can be viewed on Ivlog, then yeah.

Just as VL owed it’s success to JTV and BlogTV shutting down in rapid succession, Ivlog and even Camup.tv are experiencing growth due to the repeated self-inflicted injuries that VL absolutely excels at. Between the hapless befuddlement of Goutboy and the malignant psychosis of his mommy (who is STILL NOT DEAD), people have simply stopped frequenting The Biggest Steaming Pile of Horseshit on the Internet. The live content creators have caught on to the phony viewer counts that Goutboy had to implement when Psycho Momma won her campaign to cut off guest chat, so they are looking for greener internet pastures and are taking their audiences with them.

In effect, VL is shutting down it’s People Section and will rely solely on the TV rerun/old film streamers in the miscellaneous section. The page views generated there will likely keep Goutboy in Skittles and Grape Drink, but the active social caster scene has already sailed to Twitch, Youtube, Ivlog and Camup. Hell, even Stream.me is doing better than VL. So much for Goutboy’s speech about “I believe the future of the internet is in social broadcasting”.

VL failed solely because of Patricia Lynn Vaughn and her desperate need to control, control, control.

The fit go on, the unfit become part of the fossil record.

Is Menelllie getting old?

What has happened to Menellie? I once viewed old Youtube videos of him where he was being goofy or in the bath.  I thought there was one where he covered himself in a pie or maybe that was another broadcaster.

Whatever the case, I find him boring now.  I was shocked to see him multi-broadcasting on camup.tv this weekend.  I guess he, like most, wants more viewers.  Maybe he’s trying a new site so he can leave Ivlog. I’m disappointed in him that he is either getting old or has grown up.  I always tune in expecting something fun and nonsensical.  I guessed I missed out on his zaniness.

I would ask him but I don’t care and I probably wouldn’t be able to understand him anyway.

Oh Snap

74 to 54.

Predictions:

UVa is gonna fire their head coach.

UMBC’s head coach is a RED HOT commodity as of about an hour ago.

There have been some close calls before, but never (never ever ever never ever) has a number 16 seed knocked off a number 1. Ever. A few 15/2 matchups have gone to the 15, so any statistician could promise you that one day, somewhere, a 16 was gonna bounce a 1, but. UVa wasn’t just a 1 seed, they were THE 1 SEED. Number Uno in the whole nation, the cream of the crop, the best team from sea to shining sea… and they got PULVERIZED by a team that 99% of the country had never heard of in front of God and everybody on National Television.

20 points. They lost by 20 fucking points. That, friends and neighbors is a B L O W O U T.

Also, RIP every bracket in the universe.

Ivlog…. still “updating”

Well, I wonder what is really going on? It’s Wednesday and there is still a popup proclaiming…. what? Men at work?

Please bear with us as our contractor middle eastern web hosts do stuff that we completely do not understand. Keep up the brilliant work, Cram.

Internet Sites, it is hard.

So I am sitting in a friend’s channel on Tuesday night and at 9:00PM eastern time *blip*… the entire site is gone. Nothing works, nothing will load, the only thing anyone gets is INVALID CERTIFICATE errors.

It seems that someone forgot to do a little bit of housekeeping. The FIRST story given on the community chat feature was “the SSL certificate was supposed to expire tomorrow night” but apparently someone(s) got the dates a little bit wrong.

Later, we got this version of events:

Admin-Chris
10:27PM

Please stand by while we reset the servers to renew our SSL certificate to put the HTTPS back on site. The email we were sent said we still had a few weeks, but must of been delayed in being delivered to us. You may have to use the RMPT rtmp://video3.camup.tv/live if i rtmp://video.camup.tv/live sn’t (SIC) letting you on yet.

I suspect there may have been a delay, but I suspect it wasn’t in the delivery. My suspicions are based on my own personal history with Admin-Chris reading his e-mail, which he seems to do after you advise him (using the community chat tool in Camup) that he has e-mail.

In any event, what did happen on Tuesday night was an unforced total collapse of a social broadcasting site due to someone not renewing their SSL certificate in a timely fashion. Son, you just performed the internet equivalent of letting your driver’s license expire, AND you got caught. Anyone who has dealt with you isn’t buying the “must have been delayed in being delivered” bullshit. Unless you aspire to be like that douche bag from Tennessee, you need to tell people the truth, especially when you fuck up.
At this point, I have exactly zero trust for you, and that’s totally on you.

 

Recycling Poo Paper?

I happened across this article earlier today, and this evening I’m still confused as to why we are going backwards.

I didn’t read the entire article because I’m not that invested in it and I don’t care.  The argument for me to start recycling toilet paper would have to involve a lot of money in my bank account (not including the savings I would have from not buying toilet paper of course).

I don’t get it.  Years ago there was a little rag that people would hang in the outhouses and that was your toilet paper and you had your own rag.  I suspect that people used another person’s “cleaner” rag as to save their own but that’s only a suspicion I have.  I digress.

Toilet paper is designed to break down and dissolve very easily.  I have come across a bidet and I found it confusing.  (That’s a story for another day.)

How many of you would give up your toilet paper and go back to the rag?

 

On a different note, I did find the Wikipedia article regarding toilet paper an interesting read.  I don’t think I could wipe with sand though, the idea of that made me cringe a little.

Happy Pooping!

 

 

Ivlog Updates

It seems Ivlog.tv decided to conduct updates on Saturday.  Not for a few minutes but for most of the day.  Why not during the middle of the night while Jenna is doing her blah blah shows?

 

Maybe I will venture to the thing people call ‘outside’ and entertain myself or there is always porn.

 

I Was Wrong

Come on people, I’m old!  I needs my sleep!  You all should cast during normal hours so I can watch!

Recently I was told there aren’t many posts regarding the social broadcasting sites on this blog which I have been tasked to write.  This is true because I thought most people, the entertaining people, were casting after I went to bed.  Hey, it’s tiring work waiting for a government check!  I digress.

Last Sunday morning I happened to wake at 3am as my hairy beast was being needy. (That’s a different story I will share at a different time maybe.)  While waiting for said hairy beast I thought I would check out the broadcasting sites.  I discovered something: I was wrong. Please feel free to mark this date, on whatever device you use to remind you of things, that Cocoa was wrong. I thought all the good entertaining casters were casting while I slept.  The only caster I found was Jenah the catfish.  As I sat there, half asleep, listening to her and some of her friends ramble on I wondered why is this entertaining?  I then thought why am I wasting my time with this nonsense? I then went to bed.

As I type this now I realize that maybe the good casters received an alert that I was awake and abruptly stopped their casts, thereby forcing me to admit that I was wrong. The shame is that I wasn’t entertained at 3 am, even worse, the group coalition was against me being right.

Whatever the case, this is what I wasted my time for at 3am while waiting for my hairy beast.  I have no idea what she and her friends were going on about and I don’t care.