I have been hearing a lot about this “Xanga” thing recently, and by recently I mean for the past four years. It’s grown and evolved into a world-wide infection that’s worse than MY_DOOM. Someone needs to put a stop to the abomination known as Xanga. This blog entry illustrates why.My fav xanga has a bright, multicolored background of the owner’s favorite pop star and text so similarly colored to the background that it’s impossible to read. i think it’s a shame because i’m sure that it’s witty, meaningful and insightful with regard to c00_DuDe’s life, as well as my own. i’m impressed by the layout and navigation, which is curiously cookie-cutter-like, but i’m sure he designed and coded it himself. the page is, after all, “skilled by c00_DuDe.” his javascript prowess is equally formidable. not just anyone can change your mouse cursor to an obnoxiously bright, walking dinosaur. ooh! and that floating clock thing may take up half of the screen, but it follows the dinosaur around! how cool is that?Unable to read any of his entries and simply overwhelmed by the flashing marquee declaring his love for the WWE, i venture to one of the 500 xangas he subscribes to. i am immediately disappointed – m4d_s3xy has been a member for nearly two days and only has three entries. her most recent one, consisting of seven lines of smileys, only got her four comments and six eprops – i guess she doesn’t have any friends. gawd, she hasn’t even posted her “what sex position are you?” quiz results, what a loser. just as i am about to give up on m4d_s3xy ‘s xanga and go update mine with a cool wipe effect to give my blog a cinematic feel, my favorite britney spears song starts to play. i instantly forgive her for having no friends and such a dull color scheme – she should totally have at least five colors per entry.I’ve been thinking about taking an hour or two out of all the time i spend checking to see how many comments i have to learn a little bit of html so i can make my own website. also there’s some cool designs at oswd.org that sparked some ideas for my own layout. maybe if i put a little bit of work into making my site it’ll show and people will appreciate the originality and novelty of it all. oh, brb, i’ve got mail!! Here, I plead with you – stop reading Xangas, make your own Web site, and get it hosted on the mail or CIF server. Don’t be like c00_DuDe, don’t be like this -Wow, it’s from hottie69@mail.com, i wonder who she is. oh wellz, it doesn’t matter cuz she sent me naked pictures of herself and her roommate, lolz! all i have to do, she said, is to install the program she sent me. i wonder wut this weird attachment thing is, i g2g check it out, cya l8r.Linsky can be reached at klinsky@campustimes.org.

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