Hi and thanks for stopping by. My name is Amanda Rush, and I'm building a homepage like it's 1999. I'm doing this for a number of reasons. First, I want to own all my content and have control over it, and to that end I am constantly updating this site so that it contains as much of my data as possible from any silo I may have an account on. I decided to start doing this when I finally got tired of all the curated timeline nonsense and the social media design element that encourages us to be horrible to each other online for clicks. I'm not saying you have to join me but of course I'd love it if you jumped ship and joined the indieweb with me. In the meantime, enjoy my content.

Twitter syndication is becoming less and less worth it.

Constantly having to reauthorize Bridgy, only to then have Twitter give me crap because “Hey, we saw a log-in from a different device!”

No you didn’t you morons, it’s me, and I shouldn’t have to keep reauthorizing just because you hate third-party clients.

I should probably go add this to the appropriate check-in, but I wanted to start sharing these. This was taken when Wil and Denise were in town in November of what turned out to be my last year in Augusta, and we got together with some friends for dinner. I need to figure out why the location isn’t being parced properly.
This originally came with plastic covering the front, and I didn’t realize that needed to stay on until I realized there was glitter on the front.

It’s now in a ziplock bag so it can stay with the rest of my card collection.

I tend to keep them unless for some reason they are damaged, and I’ve managed to get quite a collection going which has survived several moves.

Headline: “Hedge-Funders Have Some Thoughts on What Epstein Was Doing.”

Me: “Odds are pretty good that at least ten of the hedge funders offering their thoughts were just as much involved with Epstein as the Clintons and Trump and Prince Andrew among others so they should feel free to have several seats.

Following Mastodon users from is now working properly. If you see a follow from that’s because collecting has started. Posts will still come from crossposting or for those who would rather federate. Eventually I’ll turn the crossposting off.
I’m trying to figure out the best way to unify the various timelines I follow, mostly Mastodon (minus the accounts who merely syndicate their Twitter, which means all their retweets, and I may pull in some stuff from Twitter but I’ll be very very selective in which things I pull over.

Anyway, this isn’t working out the way I’d hoped.

I may see about using Togethr to do it, along with adding some code to my functions.php file to make both Mastodon and links clickable.

I have Bridgy Fed set up (I think properly), so replies, reposts ETC. should work properly.

I’ve found I have plenty of people to interact with on and Mastodon, but Twitter at this point and especially Facebook are pretty much a chore that I’m less and less inclined to tend to.

I log into Facebook from time to time to post something to the business page or respond to messages and that’s it.

Read A post by Chris Aldrich

what does public reading mean? Does performative nature come into play?

For me, public reading is the act of cataloging the things I’m reading, sometimes so I can find said things later and sometimes for the sake of those times once every year or two when I page back through posts to get a personal glimpse of what’s been going on, how I’ve changed or my thoughts have changed, ETC.

I think performance can come into play, (I’ve read x number of books or x number of words, for example), but it doesn’t have to.

Keeping track of these kinds of statistics can serve ths personal journey retracing purpose, or as documentation of competition.

I think that in order for performance to come into play, there have to be people to watch/witness the performance, and that brings up whether or not personal websites serve the same purpose as your typical social media profile.

For me, my personal website serves the purpose of a social media profile only to the extent that, if someone asks why I’m not posting on Twitter, Facebook, ETC. because they’re interested in what’s going on in my life, at which point I’ll direct them to my website.

But other than that, if people follow, that’s great, and I enjoy the bits of conversation that can happen as a result of the following. If they don’t, that’s fine too, and I’ll keep posting/logging things.

Read Harvard Law Prof’s One Weird Trick! Sues NYT For ‘Clickbait Defamation’ by Jamie Lynn Crofts (Wonkette)

Imagineering new laws must be why they pay him the big bucks.

I’d be lying if I said I hoped Lawrence Lessig wins this lawsuit.

Fact is, I hope he loses, if for no other reason than I’m sick and tired of powerful guys like this go on and on about free speech (TM), and then get all butthurt when someone exercises their right to same by saying mean things about them.

Or when they go on and on about free association, (as they necessarily do when advocating on behalf of the Firist Ammendment), only to then get all buthurt when others choose not to associate with them after they defend the indefenseable.

People like Lawrence Lessig are more than welcome to defend pedophiles, taking money from same, ETC. But those defenses aren’t free of social consequences, and that’s what they’re suffering here, social consequences.

And if you don’t like the social consequences, maybe don’t defend pedophiles or taking money from same.