Connected yet disconnected from the world

Over the past few weeks I have had a lot of great joy and sadness aswell. A high without any drug – Just being around others and doing things with people.

I will try and go over the past few weeks over the next few but today I am just looking back and watching while I was completly disconnected from the online world – I felt more connected with people and friends than any online time.

I spend a LOT of time online, through work and internet. I’ve used the “internet” for a long time – I started back at college with it when it was “new” around 1996 where I tried making (really bad) websites on geocities and when hotmail wasn’t owned by microsoft. Using programs like telnet for access with a lynx browser or chat rooms that still exist today.

ie. The Gathering : Telnet 5000 – Many times of chat that are just not really used any more.

I used to think the internet was a place to chat – to get some information you wanted about pretty much anything you wanted but to chat and communicate with others – to get to know people.

It can be used, but i’m not sure if its a good thing – all this access to “information” and the communication of everything. I can say i’ve got in contact with some old friends that I talk and meet with reguarly and am thankful for that.

My point – Connections. While I was with other I was more connected, althou sometimes feeling totally alone. Online allows a virtual connection but its not real.

People meeting up, its all online – even while I was away I saw people connecting online while there was loads to do without the internet connection. I was glad to get away.

I think if I can find somewhere that isn’t online, but that I can be with people then I will be happier. The blog would be quiet too but would still be written on paper.

Frequency Unheard

A friend send me a link to a site I actually wish he had not – Sounds i’ve heard places all over and I’d say “ow” but it doesn’t quite cover it. A high frequency sound that apparently if your over 25 shouldn’t be able to hear – makes me feel ill when I hear it.

LINK: The Teenager Sound Test

There is a lot of equipment that sends out these high tones, but at the moment some shops are putting them outside to stop “youths” hanging around – it hurts, maybe its a human rights issue.

Different equipment that makes these sounds: Lights, Computer monitors, TVs, security cameras among other things. Friends used to laugh when I said I could hear the lights but it actually hurts – right behind the eyes and back of head and often the feeling of sea sickness too.

I recall a few months back while I was helping deliver leaflets I heard one of these noise makers in someones garden… Took me a while to figure where it was coming from. Some people use them in gardens to keep animals out – I found it an annoyance and animals can usually hear a lot better – is this a case for animal cruilty?

Be glad if you can not hear them.