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This Actually Explains a Lot

Where did all the parody go?

This is why we can’t have nice things, or parody.


Goodbye, 2021

Last installment of the calendar year! So here’s a year-end listicle as is required of all the bloggers, according to Section 8 rule 34 of the Constitution. Or maybe it’s the Constellation? Idano – one of those old battleships. Anyway. Without further ado, nor any adieu:

My Top 10 posts of the year

Madam Vice President Jan. 24

DNA Testing Feb. 7

Teacher’s Day – May 4 May 4

My Banks’ Websites Suck May 22

Bowling Balls Jul. 13

IoT Attack, Incident Response Jul. 25

Balloons! Sep. 6

Owl Woods Oct. 3

When I’m… Nov. 26

An Analogy for Boxing Day Dec. 26

Social Media Update

It’s been a year+ since my last post with this title so… why not. And as always, this is Where To Find Me.

Facebook remains off-limits for me (by choice, in case you were wondering). I have found it useful to install this browser extension, Impulse Blocker, and set it to prevent my browser from going there. Not because I am ever tempted, but because booby-trapped links are fairly common.

I tried a Mastodon site for a while but it did not suit me. I am not sure if that’s down to Mastodon itself or this particular instance of it. I did not care for the local term for a posting. In my old-fashioned brain, a “toot” is quite a different utterance.

I am on Twitter and LinkedIn, more for professional purposes than anything else. And Reddit is an interesting place to discover new things. Reddit also hosts many passionate user communities of tech I use, which makes it a sometimes-OK place to get help. Some such “communities” can only mock people who don’t already know the answers to the questions they ask. But “hey, it’s worth a try” is my guiding principle in situations like that.

My microblogging platform of choice remains diaspora*. I moved my base in May from pluspora to diasp.org. Both are fully federated so the difference is really just technical. Pluspora went through a spell of reliability and performance issues, while diasp.org is solid so far.

Finally, this looks interesting: Minus. A social network where you get 100 posts for your lifetime limit. That’ll keep the noise down, won’t it? You’d think.

We’ll see.

Outage / Finished

The move is complete. Please report any errors in the comments or by email to kahomono (at) kahomono.com

I expect to post again on April 6.

Two Surgeons Walk Into a Bar

…and the bartender says, Oh, another paradox.

Like when I post a blog entry to tell my readers I don’t really feel like posting a blog entry.

Catch a traditional fave in two days, #WaltzWednesday

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