Dinner and beers with friends.
Attempting to steal the mayor ship from Denise.
Sorry Twitterati, long status, but if you use Selective Tweets or you publish your tweets directly to Facebook, this is important so you’ll want to click. As of August 1, 2018, Facebook will be deprecating the publish_actions permission for its login API. In plain English, this means that third parties, (namely me), will no longer be able to publish posts as logged-in users, meaning that I will no longer be able to publish to Facebook from my website. I suspect this will effect apps like Selective Tweets as well, along with Twitter’s publish-to-Facebook feature. Consequently, I will be leaving Facebook by August 1. I believe this action on the part of Facebook is actively hostile toward users and developers, and I’m not willing to be quite literally walled in to their platform with regard to my content. This is coming to Twitter also, and as soon as I’m alerted to the date on which that particular hammer is going to fall, I’ll be leaving Twitter as well. In a lot of ways, this will make my life a lot easier. I’m still exploring the best ways to let people who wish to do so keep up with my updates in a way that is as convenient for them as possible. I’ll lay out some options, and you can chime in from the comments on Facebook or Twitter. First, RSS. This is the easiest to do, but most people aren’t familiar with RSS readers, and the learning curve will be too steep or too time-consuming for some. So I’ll make it available for those who want to use it but don’t expect that everyone will. An email list or several email lists are also an option, possibly one for personal updates, one for tech, one for politics, one for short and one for long posts, as well as a firehoze of everything. Still sorting out how I want to go about this part, but the up side for those who aren’t tech savvy or who don’t want to spend all day screwing around with their phones or computers will be able to have the luxury of simply using their email. I will likely enable commenting by email as well so people can simply reply to the email they receive with their comments. Regardless of how this technically shakes out though, Facebook can kiss my ass. If it wants to take the “My way or the highway” approach, I’m choosing the highway and will be glad to not let the door hit me on the way out.
I am pleased to report that I watched none of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner coverage Saturday night because I was too busy sitting at a bar having beers with friends.
Social media has ruined search results. I would like a Google operator that allows me to exclude all social media sites from query results. If I want to find out what people are saying on social media about a given topic, I’ll… Wait for it… Search social media.
Drinks and a pit stop.
Last day in Atlanta.
Beers and dinner with friends.
Enjoying the beautiful Atlanta weather.
Fun relaxing weekend time.
Stretching and a pit stop.
Leaving for another road trip.
Today I learned that we have people called disruption experts and God I hate the tech industry so much sometimes. Get off my lawn!
The only thing content curation algorithms do well is concentrate stupidity. Social media have demonstrated this in spades today. I sincerely hope we never reach a point at which idiocy is poured straight into our brains through technology.
Email. Client. Closed. Now time to find dinner.
Guess who just saved $3.6 billion in one quarter alone thanks to Trump’s vaunted tax cuts? That’s right kids, the six major Wall Street banks. So much for bank bail-outs being bad, and so much for this being about helping the middle class.
Oh wow. Twitter’s actually down. So the bad news is noone can tweet. The good news is the president can’t either. God I love it when tech puts everyone on an even playing field.
According to an article in the New York Post, the average American utters their first curse word of the day at 10:54 am. Well then I am clearly not average because the first one’s usually out of my mouth well before that time, and I’m always looking for creative ways to swear.
I pulled some strings with my superiors in the vast Jewish conspiracy and my personal weather control request has been approved. Low 60 and a high of 71 tomorrow. My contributions to controlling the media via WordPress helped tons with this. Gotta work on my bank game though.
Oh sweet Jesus there are people complaining about baby weaponization because Tammy Duckworth brought her newborn onto the senate floor today thanks to the rule change, and I want off this God damn planet right now.