Earlier this year, the developer centric social network DEV started popping up regularly in the portions of The Internet I frequent. And for the past month or so, I've been loading up the home page almost as frequently as Reddit. The site itself is like some sort of impossible hybrid combination of Twitter, Stackoverflow and … Continue reading Dev.to: The most Pleasant Online Community.
Web comics were a big part of what I used to like about the old - pre-social-media - Internet. Diesel Sweeties, Penny Arcade, PVP, My Extralife, Nothing Nice to Say, Orneryboy, etc. I'm not sure exactly how it happened, but I just sort of forgot that web comics existed for a good decade plus. Sure … Continue reading What I Learned About The State of Online Creation While Building a Web Comics Feed Aggregator
It has been almost a month since the massive Cambridge Analytica x Facebook improper-user-data-ex-filtration mess (don't call it a data breach) came to light. The news is settling down despite the real numbers coming out of Facebook and a possible 600,000 Canadians possibly affected. I've been mulling over how I feel about it and I've … Continue reading My Thoughts on Facebook and Cambridge Analytica
Remember Livejournal? All your angst posts about poignant Vagrant Records band lyrics? Selfies (before we called them that) of your pixie cut? Or crucial fades? Stupid surveys... It's safe to say that it played a major role in my social life as young adult years and I have most fond memories of that place. I'd … Continue reading All your emo are belong to Russia