Until a year ago, I could count on two convergences in the web world:
1. Every combination of words that I used in looking for something on Youtube converged to the name of some obscure rock band. Rock bands had used up all the words.
2. Every combination of words that led to an item in my blog, as seen through Statcounter, converged to porn. Sometimes I didn't know the porn term, but looking it up verified.
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In the last year those convergences have faded out, replaced by a converging convergence.
1. Every combination of words that I use in looking for something on Youtube leads to a LONG gameplay clip. Gameplay has used up all the words.
2. Every combination of words that leads to an item in my blog, as seen through Statcounter, relates to gaming. Sometimes I don't recognize the connection, but looking it up verifies.
It's all gaming now. No porn, no rock bands. Just gaming.
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Separate year-ago note. I've been leaving my phone bell turned on this week, playing phone tag with a contractor. The last time I turned on the phone with any regularity was a year ago, when I was working on courseware and doing weekly conference calls with the publisher. Obvious similarity
from a year ago: Most of the incoming rings are junk calls from call centers. Noticeable difference:
All of this year's junk calls start with a 5-second dead-air delay. Both the recorded and human versions start with a blank period. The human callers seem unaccustomed to it, so I'm guessing it's a fairly recent addition. Last year's junk calls started immediately, whether synthetic or human.