Realized that there are no photos of me on this site where I'm a) clothed and b) sober. Which rather limited my options for my Orkut profile as well. So, snapped some quick-like, did no editing whatsoever except rotating and resizing, and tossed them up. This sort of hasty, spur-of-the-moment production is one of the reasons I didn't go to grad school; I did most of my papers as an undergrad this way, too.
That I usually got high marks on them just convinced me that the system obviously did not reward effort very well.
Also added the image to my Technorati Profile. See, Ellis claimed, and I gotta admit it seems to bear out, that people deal with each other better online when they can connect a face to the text on the screen.
Which isn't to say that anonymity doesn't have it's place, despite my ignoring that little discussion what's raging elsewhere in blogtopia or whatever the hell people are calling it today.
It's just that this ain't that place. Usually. I'm not so good with the hard and fast rules. Making it up as I go along seems to work pretty well, actually.
This is yet another reason I didn't go to grad school.