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Jun. 16th, 2005

A message I received on AIM:

r u there?????

The sad part? This is my dad typing this. *sigh*

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piryas
Jun. 16th, 2005 07:06 pm (UTC)
I like that. I've been trying to teach my dad 1337 skilz.
Um, because it would be cool? DON'T JUDGE ME!
You look just like my friend Eric, it's scarey because the only thing he knows how to do on a computer is download porn. I wouldn't trust him with your job....

matthew
Jun. 17th, 2005 04:45 am (UTC)
he's not being l33t, that's just the way he types :P Sometimes the sentences take some figuring out when he drops too much punctuation.
poige
Jun. 17th, 2005 03:52 am (UTC)
Why it's sad to you?
 
matthew
Jun. 17th, 2005 04:44 am (UTC)
Re: Why it's sad to you?
Because my dad is typing like a 13 year old. He always shortens 'you' and 'are' and doesn't seem to be able to find the shift key. He also generally misses punctuation. Though there is a reason. He used to be in the army and ran teletype there and I guess this is the shorthand they used. The up side of all this is that I can tell if it's my mom or my dad on the computer ;)
poige
Jun. 17th, 2005 04:55 am (UTC)
> and ran teletype there and I guess this is the shorthand they used.
So, that's rather cool! :-) And I'm sure that thinking in a way like "he/she's doing something like teenager' is your limitation. "Is (that he's doing) it really bad?" should be the right question instead (to my mind).

P. S. Anyway, even if that wasn't due to his skills gained in army, try to think over -- why you're against of your dad being a child?... That's normal. As soon as you get older, you find, that you self-feeling is like being a quite young person. At least a lot of people older than me told and tell me that.
matthew
Jun. 17th, 2005 05:10 am (UTC)
Re: > and ran teletype there and I guess this is the shorthand they used.
yes, I guess that it is my limitation. Mostly I think that I find it amusing, so it's only a small limitation :)

Maybe I should find an old teletype machine and hook it up to AIM for my dad... that would be rather cool actually.
crankygirlie
Jun. 18th, 2005 09:35 am (UTC)
Re: > and ran teletype there and I guess this is the shorthand they used.
It's irritating to ME when he messages me with the 'ur' business because ANYONE messaing me with letters instead of whole words is irritating.

It's not THAT much more effort to type the two extra letters to create the word "you" or "are". It's not really a timesaver.

I find it unsavory on everyone, not just the dads.

But my dad does it, too, strangely. Not as bad as Matthew's dad, though.

It is handy to know who's messaging, though. His mom uses pretty proper Englishe. With an extra "e".
johng92888
Jun. 27th, 2005 06:13 am (UTC)
just out of curiousity, do you get some kind of money from running this website? you sure do put a lot of time into it...and is everything run from home offices? ...........just wondering,
matthew
Jun. 27th, 2005 06:36 am (UTC)
We're a bit bigger than that :)

LiveJournal is now owned by SixApart and based in San Francisco. All in all about 13 people work for LiveJournal full time (plus one goat). I'm based in Seattle with the other Systems Admin lisa.
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