Random musings on whatever subject strikes my fancy, published every other day.

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I have been doing this thing since early 2015. WordPress tells me today’s is the 1500th published entry.

I started this as a project to which I committed to post every day. After a couple years, I cut back to every other day. Still a commitment that sometimes I find challenging.

I have tried to keep this varied, to live up to the “random” in the tag. But of course there’s been a strong tendency to respond to the provocations of our national politics, since late 2016.

I also have a tendency to post music I like. For a while there were Train Music Thursdays. Then I added Waltz Wednesdays, and then Train Music Thursdays came to an end. Other postings are sprinkled around with music, just because.

Which is a pretty fair description of why I have this blog at all.

Just because.

Posting Irregular

Posts will be irregular the next few days.

Of course, some think they always are.

Google Minus

In a hair over three weeks, Google Plus will shut down. While they are within their rights to do this, the way they have handled it has shown absolute disregard for millions of end users.

But you know, if you’re not paying for it you’re not a customer. You are the products. In this respect it’s evident that the difference between Google and Facebook is, Facebook got caught first.

Meanwhile, read and weep for what Google once wanted to be, and has since apparently abandoned: Here

Finally – here is all the everywhere I will be instead.

Cartoonists I Follow

I wrote about The Nib a while ago.  You should know, there are also some trenchant political commentary cartoonists I seek out wherever they may post.  Click the cartoons for their websites.

Keith Knight
Jen Sorensen
Jon Rosenberg
Ruben Bolling
Tom Tomorrow
Mat Bors

Updating Where to Find Me

Almost four years ago, I wrote about how to find me on social media. Now, with Google+ closing, it’s definitely time for an update.

I feel an urgency to write this update, but I also feel it’s premature. I have not finalized my social media mix going forward from here. I was content to have all those eggs in one G+ basket, and it’s feeling like a betrayal to have that yanked away now. But the scattering of G+ denizens that is coming seems impossible to comprehend. It’s overwhelming.

Still, one thing is for sure: I am not going back to Facebook.

So I was wanting to provide this update, and not wanting to at the same time. I worried that within a week, I would add or subtract something important and then have to do it all over again. Bleh. But this morning, I stumbled across something fun: wheretofind.me. This is an easy to use service that does what it says on the tin: tells anyone who looks where to find you.

If I add a subreddit or three… or decide Pluspora is really for the birds… I will just update the info there. Even if I get back on LinkedIn (which could happen!) it will be posted there. Now I just have to make that my URL everywhere.

Gert’s opinion of change is perfectly expressed in that glare.
This GPOMC brought to you by dislike of change.

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