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Over the last 3 months

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Published on: April 10, 2021

Over the last 3 months, I have worked to pull my data off of the web, and take more control over my data. Things are going along. My email, I now use Claw for the email client instead of a web client, for my calendar I use JPilot calendar instead of google calander. I have[…]

NFT are stupid and I guess the next step from digital games, and bit coin.

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Published on: March 26, 2021

I don’t understand people wanting to “own” things that don’t exist, things that are only digital have no real existence and the value can be sucked out of them at a moments notices. It is scare that people are trying to build an economy on things that are only bits in some computer system. Some[…]

Along with all the network work I have done on my home network

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Published on: February 20, 2021

Along with all the work I have done on my home network the last couple of weeks, I have also worked on reorganization my home. including the living room and the computer room/lab. While I have not gotten rid of anything I have also opened up more room to live in, and work with. I[…]

I guess Facebag is not happy I have not been going to their site much latly

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Published on: February 15, 2021

Today I had an email from Facebag reminding me to check Facebag, and listing posts I have missed lately. LOL, not going to check it more, as I am very happy since I stopped reading Facebag and Twatter. Why would I want to reduce my happiness by going back and reading them like I use[…]

SDF

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Published on: February 10, 2021

In my posts talking about the text based internet here is yet another. I been starting to go back and mess around on SDF.org. This is a free Unix shell that anyone can sign up for. It is a BBS style community. Remember BBSes? having some fun there. Find me there as mpop. It is[…]

IRC

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Published on: February 9, 2021

As noted in my last post, I am looking at Usenet, I am also going back to IRC, there seems to be some life still in IRC, on freenode, I found my old stomping grounds of wplug, that seems to be dead, but the Linux chat room still seems to be alive, and along with[…]

Usenet

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Published on: February 9, 2021

As I have left social media, and web based discussion boards. I have decided to go back and look at Usenet. For those of you who don’t remember or don’t know Usenet was the original place where online forums and discussions took place, and they still take place there. I also found this https://www.blocknews.net/ looks[…]

A problem with the subscription model of content consumption.

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Published on: February 6, 2021

People are all excited about subscription model for music/video/games. But they are over looking one major issue, and that is cost. Back when you got things physicaly you bought it once and you owned it, pay $15 for a CD and it yours permanently. Now you pay $12 something a month for a streaming services,[…]

Snow Days

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Published on: February 1, 2021

Talking with a coworker of mine this morning I came to the realization of something, that kids will not like. Back story first Where I work if you telework and they close the building you are to still work, not unreasonable, just how it is. Now when we were talking this morning, he noted his[…]

Been feeling much better

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Published on: January 24, 2021

Well as I wrote a bit ago I would be posting here more then on facebag and twitter. Well that has held true. Ot also means I am posting things a lot less as a blog post takes a bit more thought. Also the key here is I have not gone on social “media” as[…]

The problem with the internet today the censership and what not.

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Published on: January 17, 2021

There is is a major problem brewing on the internet, and that is of big tech censorship. And we are to blame for it (yes i am guilt of the issue i will state here too) WE have allowed the internet to become centralized. The internet is no longer a decentralized network of computers where[…]

We don’t deserve liberty any more.

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Published on: March 31, 2020

It was once said a people that will trade liberty for security deserve neither and will have neither. Now with the pandemic scare many Americans are cheering all these lock down orders. Pastors are being arrested people cheer because it “not safe” to go to church. Churches are being forced to close (and in NYC[…]

Based on the censorship from Google(Youtube)/Facebook/Twitter will posting here more often

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Published on: June 25, 2019

The title says it all, I will be posting here more often outside of the Facebook and Twitter censorship, no I never been blocked for anything but I seen many others being unpersoned, er deplatforming as they call it.

When it rains it pours

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Published on: January 29, 2019

This Sunday when I came out of church I found a 4 inch gash in my driver side back tire. My church is 70 miles from where I live so I am already behind the 8 ball here. I get towed to a tire shop. They have tires that fit my car, but not the[…]

My thoughs on the state of gaming

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Published on: November 18, 2017

First so you understand me, here is my history with video gaming. Growing up my family had a 2600. In my early teens my sister got a Saga Genesis (the same christmas I got a computer) Later on both my sister and I got the original Game Boy Finally in 2001 after I finished college[…]

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