This user leads a boring life.Joined on March 24, 2007, 2:43 PM Visited on October 11, 2011, 1:23 PM
So I finally started installing Minecraft server on my VPS. Or, more like trying to install it. I wanted to do this for over a month now, but I always was afraid I would destroy my server somehow, because I normally don't think it's a good idea to follow a tutorial while still having no idea what you are doing exactly, and while logged in as Root. Still, I *think* I managed to install Java now (after carefully reading some tutorials for at least an hour, that is). Too bad I can't get Java to actually start, otherwise I could even try and install Minecraft.
First of all, I was unable to create a link to Java in /usr/bin, which is inconvenient, but it would still be possible to use Java without the link. What is even more inconvenient, is that Java can't start because it "Could not reserve enough space for object heap".
Damn it feels good to be a noob.
I somehow 'ran into' http://www.internetisshit.org/ again, and it made me think a bit about what the internet has done so far, and if it's really shit.
Especially the next part caught my attention:
"And look what we've done with it. Food wrappers and soap operas now tell us to visit their websites. Money is pumped online by people who can't even spell HTML. All manner of pointless and irritating content is continually poured down the infinite hole of data, unfiltered and over-appreciated. In accepting freedom of speech, we can't hide from its consequences - which in this case is millions of terabytes of unreliable information, badly designed and clumsily written. We have failed our own creation and given birth something truly awful. We're just too busy cooing over the pram to notice."
The creator of the website has some good points here. A large part of the world wide web (I think saying 'the Internet' is somewhat misplaced) is crap, and the only reason some things exists is because it's relatively easy and cheap to put something online.
On the other hand, I (and most likely very much other people) use the WWW quite often, and I assume I wouldn't be doing that if everything on it was crap. Social networking websites (how overhyped some might be) enable you to meet new (and potentially interesting) people you wouldn't have 'known' otherwise. Sharing information is easy and fast, even if there are enough places that contain false data. People with the same interests start communities you maybe couldn't start in real life, etc.
The question is of course, if you'd call all this really useful. Maybe the writer is right and we should stop "aimlessly surfing for something amusing when we could actually be doing something fun"?
What do you think?