Goodbye Facebook, hello peace-of-mind

Our irises are in full bloom. This is WAY better than social media.

I’ve had it with Mark Zuckerberg and his feckless, cowardly behavior towards Trump. Compared with Jack Dorsey and Twitter, who have begun pushing back against the Cheeto Gibbon, Zuckerberg is trying desperately to straddle the line and doing a shit job of it. I can’t participate in that anymore. Plus, Zuckerberg has made himself bulletproof against his board, and that leaves a bad taste in my mouth. He’s made a lot of bad calls, and with the board powerless to rein him in, he can continue to mess with our content, our privacy, and cause more carnage.

I’ll admit, it hurts to delete my Facebook account, but I’ve been slowly weaning myself off of it. It might mean I miss out on some events and things with family and friends, but before I pulled the plug, I let them know they can still follow me on Twitter or subscribe to this blog, but those who didn’t keep up with that will hopefully find their way to me through another route.

Hopefully something more positive as a platform will emerge, but until then, I’m secure in the knowledge that I made a good call. Plenty of my friends aren’t on Facebook and they’re doing just fine.

In the meantime, enjoy this lovely iris. May it bring peace to your hearts as it has to ours.

The Overhaul

Cigar Selfie

I’m writing this in the Baltimore-Washington airport as I await my flight back to Minneapolis. This week I begin the new school year and continue my work on the two games I’m designing, WTF Station, and WTF Scavenger.

Those of you who have visited this site before may notice a striking absence in prior content and a different theme. Well, that’s because my previous hosting service completely borked my WordPress database so that it wouldn’t see any pictures or videos I uploaded. The files were on the server, but no matter what I did, or what WordPress/JetPack support tried to do, we just couldn’t get it to work, and my hosting service support was less than worthless.

So I dumped the old host (which was doing a shit job of keeping up with current tools anyway) and did a bit of digging around. Found InMotion, they had a nice deal that was WAY cheaper than the old host, and got to setting things up. Unfortunately, because the original database was hosed, even a transfer to the new host didn’t fix the problem, so I ended up having to start from scratch.

So here we are. I’m hoping the social media cross-posting works ok, and I’ll be setting subscriptions back up for those who prefer to get notified of new posts, or who don’t do social media. Hope to see you all here, and please drop me a comment if you like or hate what I post. If you’re indifferent, you’re not gonna care enough to reply anyway, right?