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    Alternate platforms

    Featured image from Pexels So, Alex Jones – the face of Info Wars – has been banned from YouTube (which is devastating, because he had hundreds of videos on his channel) and Facebook. The InfoWars podcast has been delisted at…

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    Okay, I don’t hate Jetpack

    I just hate the latest version.  What happened is that the connection between my two self-hosted sites and WordPress.com broke.  I was able to see my stats in the browser and in the iOS apps, but I wasn’t able to…

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    I hate Jetpack

    Somehow, my Jetpack installation is shot.  I cannot post using WordPress.com or the iOS app.  I cannot use iAWriter or anything that needs Jetpack to publish to draft.  I thought it might have been my theme, but I was wrong,…

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    I really hate web ads

    I do.  I really, really hate web ads – the kind of ads you see on web pages.  I’ve been using the Web regularly since 1996, so I’ve seen all kinds of ads.  First there were banner ads, and then…

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    A post about social anxiety disorder

    I posted something on Medium called “You can’t just turn it off.”  It’s about my, uh, struggle with social anxiety disorder (so there’s one reason you can’t post comments on my blog).  It’s short.  I mentioned things I didn’t really want…

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    Gab is open

    Gab is no longer in closed beta.  Anyone can sign up for an account. If you don’t know what Gab is (http://www.gab.ai), it is a social network in the mold of Twitter, with the upvote/downvote feature of Reddit.  Instead of…

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    New theme

    Ah, finally, a theme I like!  This one’s nicer and more readable, although if you view it on an iPad, the sidebar stuff appears at the bottom of the page, which is something I’m not crazy about, but oh well.…

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    Digital Libraries

    If you’re lucky enough, your county’s library system might have a “digital library” or a website where you can check out eBooks (usually with DRM applied).  I have a library card from my previous residence (on the West Coast), and…

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    The past two days have been awful

    Wow, the past two days have been pretty horrible.  I don’t want to get into the details because frankly, it’s humiliating (and has nothing to do with politics…at least, I don’t think so).  I know I need to work on…