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.

Chip snuggles with his Aunt Amanda

I’m playing with the photo recognition of Seeing AI, which then led me down the rabit hole of browsing through my Facebook photos so I can start uploading them to my site.

I was going to backdate these but then decided not to.

And Chip, your Aunt Amanda misses you.

Read The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1) by Stephen King (

In the first book of this brilliant series, Stephen King introduces readers to one of his most enigmatic heroes, Roland of Gilead, The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which frighteningly mirrors our own, Roland pursues The Man in Black, encounters an alluring woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the Kid from Earth called Jake. Both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike, The Gunslinger leaves readers eagerly awaiting the next chapter.

I’ve heard a lot about the Dark Tower series but this is the first time I’m reading it.This is only the first book so I haven’t yet decided whether it’s good fantasy or not. It’s not the worst fantasy I’ve read though so depending on how the rest of the series go it might get added to the rereads pile.
Sweet! The Supreme court is going to hear Google V. Oracle, in which Oracle is trying to claim they can copyright the Java APIs which are necessary for Android among other things to run. Hoping the nerds win this one because FFS can we have at least one thing that Oracle doesn’t ruin upon contact?