Writing a program that did something interesting or typing in some HTML that actually worked used to be impressive. A show off to your friends. Now those friends make some better code doing some clicks here or there and walk away yawning.
commenting on this very topic on LiveJournal today... where he was friends with sjonsvenson (who is still there, posting every day) and DBlume and pastilla and Nari and Zannah and lot of other people who are not active there anymore.
manages to waste plenty of time online, and has fun doing so, but it's more of a challenge these days. Most of the forums of which I was a member are gone. But there are still a few specialty forums, which, on a good day, have up to half a dozen new posts!
mega-, rather than micro-, blogging at this point with these comments, isn't he? Anyway, that line about the guy becoming his dad when he found himself typing news sites into his search bar was funny, too. Except, dude, your dad would probably pick up a newspaper, not type in a web search.
anyway... hi! How're ya doin'? What's your online hangout of choice these days? (I was trying to remember the other day where you said you post your militant humanist diatribes... or something like that. I'm sure they are both insightful and amusing.)
and, of course, PHONES! Phones are the "fun" online time-waster of today. Nobody types searches into desktop browers anymore, do they? At least, none of the cool people. Time-wasting fun is now in the palm of your hand.