Gemini Protocol There are lots of people out there that, in one way or another, are hankering for a more “innocent” version of the internet or at least what they remember as being a more innocent version of the internet. Mostly, what they really mean to say is that they are seeking a version of the internet “before advertising and corporations and tracking” and all manner of other things that the internet has become.
Note: I’ve posted this elsewhere but am posting it here for the sake of continuity. Second note to Fold PR: Since this blog was in my email links to you, I am sure you can now appreciate that I am who I said I was.
Final note: if you are an author, check out my author webring: Behold!
Fold Sounds Possibly Cool Fold is a card that claims to support lightning rewards.
Printing, A Perilous Adventure As you have probably noticed, I have had several posts concerning the nature of my new book How To Do Nothing Well. I am writing these posts partly for people that are trying to publish so that a “pipeline” of what works and what does not in the modern post “everything is deplatforming everyone” era. My latest go around concerns thebookpatch.com. Here is what their site looks like as of yesterday:
The Perfect Book Writing Flow I am somewhere between a programmer and a writer. That means I can program, but it isn’t my first goal in life. I can write, and that is closer to my goal in life, and so where I need to, I can program. I do not program for the joy of it, though. Never have. When I program it is strictly for a result or functionality I did not have before.
New Edition of My Book The last time I did a new edition of HTDNW3 (How To Do Nothing Well 3), I had just finished unsuccessfully trying to warn everyone of an impending judgment tied to the medical systems and food supplies and basic collapse of society. Hence, I was at a campground consistent with the plan, re-editing my First Edition in prep for the Second Edition and suddenly COVID broke out in earnest and paralyzed everything.
Once Upon a Time Once upon a time, I was a psychology Major at Murray State University, which has now been relegated to “long ago”. I had a professor by the name of Alisha Ritter who was the resident PHD over introduction to research. Lecturing wise, Dr. Ritter was very polished. When it came to the epistemology of the basics, though, we had some disagreements. Though Dr. Ritter was right from an academic standpoint, she was wrong in a philosophical sense.
What Is the Mazzaroth? In keeping with my blog and “the year of the internet as the way it was with some crypto thrown in due to evil payment processors”, I am going toss in some links to other useful sites in addition to webrings. (these will appear at the top of the page) For you youngins out there, back in the beforetime of the internet, the search engines could find a given page, but were very bad at finding related material.
Akashic Records and Blockchains If serendipity could be defined as the ability to find increasingly weird shit with relative ease, then I would say I am quite serendipitous. Shortly after writing my previous post, I stumbled onto a well-written blog by a fellow who I assume is named Luke Smith. If that’s not his name, he really missed out on being named that from a marketing/domain standpoint. (the domain is lukesmith.
New Technologies Some time ago I implemented Coil on this site. If you have not heard of Coil, and odds are you have not, you will understand why I am not using it on the site now. The idea behind it, however, was good. Monetizing content creators or independent authors is what it is supposed to do, but requires a “buy-in” of five dollars monthly. Since I have had months where five dollars was the difference between making rent or missing it, and because there was not wide adoption of Coil, I stopped using it.
Dogs For much of my life, I had a dog or dogs. Only recently, within the past ten years or so, have I been dog free. Having dogs, I think, requires one to have certain guarantees in life. You need a yard with a fence. You need potential dog sitters. You need the right kinds of food. You also are going to require a lot of vet trips. My life does not meet these parameters at this point, and so therefore I do not have a dog.