disappointing human actions Archive

Responsible Storytelling

The thing is, given the opportunity people do like to be assholes. Especially teenagers. Why, when I was a teenager…irrelevant, nevermind, you don’t want to know. On Friday I completed a rather interesting and really fun task for Popcorn Story Camp. I made a list of every swear word I could think of and a [&hellip

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If I go there will be trouble, and if I stay it will be double…

It’s been no secret that I’m leaving Facebook, I’ve been rather vocal (and annoying) about it. Over the last week or so, I’ve begun to wonder if anyone actually cares. Old family friends and family members who are not web savvy, and use Facebook exclusively, have been telling me not to go. “We won’t know [&hellip

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Fuck you Facebook

Ok, I get it, you have to meet people where they are, and THEY are on Facebook. But Facebook is the antithesis to everything I believe about an Open Web, and I am therefore saying toodle fucking doo to Facebook. If you need to understand why the open web is important, read this post. The [&hellip

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Open Web and Why YOU Should be Paying Attention

Facebook opts you automatically in with their new facial recognition software, Apple is going to start taking 30% of revenues from developers, the US Border Patrol is searching and seizing laptops without a warrant, the government is entering people’s social network accounts. Not to mention the ridiculous media coverage of stuff none of us care [&hellip

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Death of “Death to America”?

Ok, so Osama Bin Laden is “dead”, so they say. He probably is, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it’s a conspiracy and that he didn’t get killed. He’s dead. Whatever. But Americans are having a huge visceral, cathartic experience from this, and I don’t really get it. Wouldn’t it have been more useful [&hellip

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Perception of Corruption

If you are a part of the Open Web world, you know that net neutrality is an important concept to limit the ability of government, corporate and lobby interest groups to hijack Internet Service Providers to block sites, content and applications to the end user in an attempt to degrade the users ability to access [&hellip

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Sorry, you don’t have any experience

It’s not just a job it’s a career. That’s what the grocery stores are telling one of my best friends, a DOCTOR, as she applies for any-goddamn-thing in California. She and her husband moved to the States less than a year ago, after living in Hungary for five years. She’s an American, he’s Hungarian. Less [&hellip

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Big Pharma and Radiation Scares

I just read the book World War Z. It’s an apocalyptic “best seller” about the futuristic war between humans and zombies by Max Brooks. I picked it up on my way back from Australia, read half of it on the plane, and then took another week to read the rest of it because like most [&hellip

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