So the weekend is winding down. It always goes way too quickly. On Saturday I did all the usual computer maintenance, and discovered a few funny things on the net: most notably the labelling of one character from Star Wars Episode I, as Captain Obvious. That link is to the leading Star Wars Wikipedia, humorously labelled Wookieepedia (a side note is something that Andrew told me last night of someone vandalising the Orthodox Wiki with links pointing to Wookieepedia).
Wikis are curious things, and their popularity is now so ubiquitous and widespread that there is basically a wiki for all manner of fields and subjects.
What is a wiki? According to Wikipedia (hehe), a " wiki is a type of website that allows visitors to easily add, remove, or otherwise edit and change some available content". Basically, nearly anyone can make changes to the articles and content on a wiki. The idea being that collective knowledge and resources will be shared.
As a result of the open nature of wikis, there are many criticisms of them as being biased, inaccurate, misleading, inconsistent, and subject to vandalism.
Below is a good example of what a vandal might do, lol.
I largely agree with those criticisms for things for general articles that an encyclopaedia would normally contain, but for subjects like the Orthodox Wiki, Wookieepedia etc, they can be a wealth of information.
Also, because of normally high rankings of Wikipedia articles in web searches, I can imagine it being very prevalent of students stupidly using the frequently changing Wikipedia articles as sources in assignments and essays.
Anywho, I digress. On Saturday night we went to Church as usual, and afterwards went and had pizza for dinner. We also watched a bit of The Sound of Music which was on TV. My Mum really raised us kids on movies like that, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The King and I, etc. It was enjoyable seeing parts of The Sound of Music now that I am older and am now aware of the historical context of pre-WWII Austria.
After that we (in hindsight, stupidly) went to my parent's place to watch the Arsenal game on Foxtel at midnight. I say stupidly, because I don't know why I bother any more. They only managed a draw against pretty much inferior opposition, and it was stereotypical of many Arsenal games that I manage to watch.
It usually plays out to the following script: Arsenal dominate the entire game, enjoying the lion's share of possession; Arsenal create many many scoring chances, and through a combination of bad finishing and good opposition goal-keeping, don't score; opposing team has one or two scoring chances in the whole match, and scores goals off their one or two chances; Arsenal battle to not lose the match, despite dominating it from the beginning. *sigh*
Anywho, today was indoor as well. We ended up losing 4-3 despite playing pretty well. I had a really good game, scoring two and setting up our third. Because I wasted a few more really good chances, and an atrocious goal-keeping mistake by Rolando, we lost the tightly contested match.