You may have noticed a slight shortage in any posts of late on Ninja Hedgehog.In fact, when you consider that the last post is dated November 2011, it would appear as though I haven’t blogged here for around 3 months. This isn’t true, as I HAD been blogging but made a slight booboo with backing up databases; or rather, a distinct lack of correctly backing up in the first place. In reality, I probably haven’t blogged for around a month now. But that’s neither here nor there, is it?
Whilst I have no intention of abandoning Ninja Hedgehog and have every intention of blogging on a much more regular basis (I also have every intention of making these posts interesting and funny), I am currently working on another project which is rather time-consuming. This other project is a small social-networking site, which is currently in a testing phase.
To cut a long story short, I haven’t been on Facebook for a couple of years now. I don’t like it. Every time I logged in, I was bombarded with requests of one kind or another. I ended up installing loads of applications (damn you, Farmville- you kept me up until the small hours on many occasion) just to keep up with my friends. When I say ‘friends’, I mean it in the loosest possible sense. On Facebook, I started off with actual friends- those whom I like and actually have the time of day for. What tended to happen was (and don’t deny that you have done this) I ended up looking at ‘friends of friends’ and subsequently added them to my friends list too. Then I’d see that so-and-so had 12 more friends than me, so I’d have to add some more friends of friends of friends, just to keep up. I ended up with 20% of actual friends, 70% of people whom I didn’t like years ago and probably still felt the same way about now and 10% of people who I literally didn’t know. These are the people that have either added me as a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend, or in the weirder instance, who have just added me completely at random.
Anyway, I’m waffling about Facebook. My new website is clean and simple. You log on, find your friends, add them, upload some photos or send them a message (you can upload files too) and then log off again. There’s no chat feature because we all have Messenger and there’s no poking. As soon as it’s fully up and running, I’ll post some more information.