“I’ll make ya famous!”
— Billy the Kid (Emilio Estevez), Young Guns II, 1990
The Web 2015-19
“I’ll make ya famous!”
It has been a month since my qualified personal removal from the world of social media. How’d it go? Well, that depends on how you look at it.
I know this is a bit late because I think this hit its peak early last week, but what is your take on the Laurel vs. Yanny debate?
At work, we have a committee that I’m on called Thrive. It’s dedicated to providing information on and creating events that promote health and wellness, not just physical, but mental and emotional as well.
Remember those cool little six-second videos I used to produce and publish via the Vine app a handful of years ago? Yeah, the service is gone after Twitter killed it in October 2016, but you can still check out the videos online. It’s just not the easiest service to navigate.
I really owe a huge debt of gratitude to Mercedes, a tech from Apple’s customer service phone center.
You’ve all seen those little one minute or less recipe videos on Facebook, haven’t you? I’ve seen a ton. I’ve saved a bunch of them in anticipation of trying to make them myself.
Here’s a question to all of you who have signed up for MoviesAnywhere and have linked up your iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and/or Google Play accounts...
This was too good to not share...
I need to apologize to my readers out there. I realize there are some issues with how my blog renders when you check it out. Trust me, I do. Whether that is when you actually visit my blog in your browser (hopefully very few issues with this), or in your feed aggregator/reader like Feedly or The Old Reader (more common), or in emailed notifications (do any of you actually do this?).
Oh, Amazon, you devious little bastages! First, it was One-Click Ordering where you only needed to click a single button to begin the ordering process. Sure there were still a couple steps after that, but it was still pretty simple overall.
I hate when I feel like I’m the last person to find out about something. This happened to me yesterday when a co-worker introduced me to a new functionality within Gmail. Not so bad at first. Then I looked up more information online and found an article dating back to 2005.
Sometimes, predictive text can be a source of utter frustration. Other times, it can be a font of unending humor.
It really drives me nuts when I see this...
I am at a complete loss with this "sponsored ad" I found on a webpage I was browsing at work today.
Such poise, elegance, and compassion from someone in power feels decades old.
It's been 11.5 years, but I finally decided to try selling items on eBay again. Actually, I should qualify that statement... I decided to try selling physical items on eBay again. A couple years ago, I sold some digital trading cards. Well, one... one digital trading card because no one wanted the other few.
I know I'm a few years late to the game on this but I'm finally playing around with IFTTT.
You know those Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm-Flailing Tube Man things in front of car dealerships and new stores when they open? These...
If the spam folder of my primary email account is to be believed, I owe some women a lot of apologies. Check out these gems I found this morning...
This last presidential campaign cycle as well as the election and post-inauguration apocalypse have turned friends, coworkers, neighbors, and family against each other in ways I've never seen before. It has resulted in everything from just unfollowing someone on social media to families not speaking to verbal and physical battles. It's really kinda scary that we cannot work through such differences in a more civil way.
This is a long one, buckle up.
I've said this plenty of times in the past, too many to even bother searching it out and linking all the instances here, but I love podcasts. Love, Love, Love.
The other night, I showed Katie the LEGO Snowspeeder Build video I made.
I joined Snapchat today.
Not to toot my own horn, but...
Like anyone else in the world, I hate spam email. Hate it.
I'm kinda pissed at Amazon right now.
I used to love exploring the woods when I was a kid. It was fun to get lost and see what you find. Camping, hiking, exploring places you aren't meant to go.
After 18 years of maintaining an online journal, things can get a little stale in the originality department.
This was easily my favorite social media exchange in a while. Sadly, it was on the Facebooger. Oh well.
Something is amiss with the Dove chocolate company.
Do you ever post something to social media that may be even just a little bit critical of a product only to then feel a bit shamed when the company that made it likes your post?
A friend of mine needs your help!
Do you remember a couple months ago when I introduced you to the Serial Reader app? Go ahead, click the link. I'll wait.