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Social Media

A vacation of sorts

Work continues apace on the first Weblogger Co-op server. We’re starting with a goodly mix of people in the test phase and I’ll post the weblogs who have moved with me to the new server when we’re up and running. I can tell you that we will be hosted on a dedicated server being managed […]

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Social Media

Jabber and Decentralization

Originally published at Many-to-Many and now archived at the Wayback Machine One of the most pivotal weblog essays I’ve read was Jonathon Delacour’s Alibis and Consistent Lies. In it he wrote: That’s it: where my own interests lie. In other words, hardly anything to do with telling the literal truth; and everything to do with fashioning […]

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Just Shelley

The Odds

He was born with the odds against him and the miracle of his birth was accompanied by the miracle of his life. Arms too short and body so weak, they said he would never make it through high school, but he did. And like a weakling at the beach, he kicked sand into the face […]

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Social Media Writing

Guest Blog #3

First published at Many-to-Many now archived at the Wayback Machine Years ago, long before the web, I was involved with a Usenet group surrounding the POSC data effort. I remember getting into a conversation with one of the folks about the inevitability of disagreements. His belief was that people naturally were cooperative and will argue […]

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Social Media Web

Guest Blog #2

Originally published at Many-to-Many now archived at the Wayback Machine Every once in a while I let someone talk me into using an instant messaging service, such as ICQ. I would forget that I had it installed and be working happily away on some book or article, or doing my taxes when there’d be this […]