I’ve been up to my armpits in Martians, as Bugs Bunny would say. Hopefully I’ll be back and productive here tonight or tomorrow.
Some of the things I’m doing is some streamlining of my life–housecleaning, both figuratively and literally. I occasionally get in the mood for it, and I don’t waste it when it occurs. One of the things that is gone is Twitter. They have slowly been getting more and more useless, adding in more and more rules about what can and cannot be said, who is allowed to say what and about whom it may be said and so on. The hell with them. I’ve deactivated my account (I think) and it should be deleted in a month. I’ve removed that feed from the sidebar.
I’ve also decided to take a break from Gab. I had high hopes for Gab, but just in the last day they’ve made a change in what I think of as a critical feature, and it was presented by Gab’s management in a poor manner. I hope that the tone they took isn’t indicative of how we as donors and supporters are perceived, but before I say anything really nasty and stir up an already well-stirred pot, I decided to just talk a walkabout.
All of this comes at a time when I’m withdrawing from social media to some extent. Not from any concern about security, but simply because it’s a time suck and the signal to noise ratio is increasing to the point where it simply isn’t worth any of my time. I’m still doing a little Facebook and I’m on LinkedIn for employment reasons, but all the rest of it can pretty much take a hike. Even though we’re in the midst of an unseasonable cold snap, it will warm back up in a few days, and then I have range trips to make, work around the house to do, books I want to sit on the deck and read and all those fun things.
I may as well make the most out of this retirement thing as I can before some fool offers me another job.