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The enbloggening.

Quitting Facebook, an Open Letter to my Friends

Hey friends, For Christmas this year, I’ve decided to give you the present of less me in your timeline. This year, I’ll be quitting Facebook, again, deactivating my account and letting it lie dormant and unused until such time as I decide to return to it. This will actually be the second time I’ve quit… Read More

WordPress Theme Updates

Just a brief note that my blog is undergoing some cosmetic alterations and things may look funny or not load at all. Google’s search console has informed me that chunks of my site aren’t loading because WordPress is using some jQuery Migrate script that is interfering with some of this blog’s contents. Or something. Still… Read More

On editing (not really, it’s about Mastodon)

Don’t you hate blog posts or articles that start with the subject, “On [SOMETHING]”? I know I do! I was going to write a thing about how editing books is hard because you have to look at each thing and think about it. After a thousand of these things, I have begun to stare obliquely… Read More

Twitter Algorithms

This week’s tempest in a tweetpot is bubbling over because Twitter has announced they’re going to replace the current chronological stream we all know and love with a Facebook-like “algorithm-based timeline”. Naturally, people being people, the standard reaction is “OMG NO! CHANGE WE FEAR IT WTF!!!” followed by a stream of eggplant and hotdog emojis… Read More

Yelp and How Not to Run a Community

I used to like Yelp. Despite the occasional rumblings about “extortion” tactics[1, 2, etc], I found it to be useful. I also got a kick out of “playing the game” of checking into locations. It was fun, at least until they changed their frecency algorithm*. There were badges. My friends did it so there was… Read More