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Fuck Facebook

John Gruber and Dave Winer, two very smart guys, said a very important thin' today, here and here.

posted at 11:46 be on Jun. 1, 2017
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Goodbye, Aimee

Aimee and I went t' th' vet today, and I came on board.

posted at 9:37 pm on Apr. 21, 2017
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Me Lucky Stars

Ye’ll no nay ne'er believe th' odd mystery and series o' coincidences that happened t' me today.

posted at 4:17 pm on Feb. 11, 2017
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Spinnin' Wheel Got t' Go Round

If ye’ve seen unusual photos on Facebook, it’s not a blast from th' past or a glitch from th' matrix. I just spent th' long weekend in San Francisco wi' Susie. Ye’ll no nay ne'er guess what happened first!

posted at 1:52 be on Mar. 31, 2016
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Spirit o' th' Game: What Th' Hell Be It?

Here’s th' problem: even long-term players like me have a hard time explainin' what SOTG be. So I set out t' explain it t' meself. Then I figured, as long as I’m cleanin' up th' inside o' me head, whar these thoughts have percolated since 1987 when I started playin' as many do, as part o' a group o' energetic minnows on a big grassy field—I probably ought t' get this down somewhere permanent and shareable, so here we be.

posted at 2:39 pm on Oct. 15, 2015
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A Short Piece on Ad Blockin', aka Yer Business Model Broke Today

There’s a lot o' hand-wringin' today about ad blockin' on th' Web, tied t' iOS 9’s new functionality that brings th' ability t' block ads t' th' iPhone and iPad.

posted at 1:57 pm on Sep. 18, 2015
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“I Be Charlie”: Thoughts on th' Freedom t' Offend

So this horrible thin' happened, and lots o' people be upset, and fingers be bein' pointed, and vigils be bein' held, and hands be bein' wrung, and I changed me Facebook profile picture t' “Je suis Charlie” in condemnation o' th' murder o' 12 people who worked at, or protected, th' Charlie Hebdo satire magazine offices in Paris, France.

posted at 11:31 pm on Jan. 9, 2015
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“Th' sad truth be that most evil be done by people who no nay ne'er make up their minds t' be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I be knowin' does trade large portions o' his life fer entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one o' them. In th' course o' writin' this I’ve watched all 13 episodes o' House o' Cards and who knows how many morrrr West Win' episodes, and I’ve spent any number o' blurred hours fallin' down internet rabbit holes. All instead o' readin', or writin', or workin', or spendin' real time wi' people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there be gods and they be just, then they will not care how devout ye have been, but will welcome ye based on th' virtues ye have lived by. If there be gods, but unjust, then ye should not want t' worship them. If there be no gods, then ye will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in th' memories o' yer loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play wi' variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only th' person who has learned Continual Love comin' from a heart o' Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal wi' th' problem o' loneliness.”

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