And so, I take a bow, make a leg, tip my hat, and offer my profoundest and most sincere thanks to the man who makes it all possible, Lambert. My weekend started a few hours ago, so forgive me for this rant but I don't feel like doing any real work and this issue actually has a bit of political relevance in addition to just me being a fawning fan. Thank you, Lambert. And fuck you, JSKit, Disqus, Blogger, WordPress, Facebook and all the rest of you fucking lazy ass motherfuckers who have seen fit to deny me almost all of my other regular blogs. You suck. He rocks. Read more about In Which CD Showers Lavish Praise upon Lambert
Seems that my website "disappeared." Not sure if I'll try to find it or use its demise as a way to start anew, be born again, rise from the ashes, reboot and retoot.
For six years I tried like heck to "be part of the solution" by becoming active in the Democratic Party. I worked on two presidential campaigns, one US.Senate campaign, and one local state representative campaign. I became a County Chair, I was a delegate to the 2004 convention, I attended rallies, and state conventions and state dinners. I had dinner with the governor. Read more about Rebirthing, Rebooting and Retooting Maven
Bad news first. Any shred of privacy that might still be around won't be for long. Blog comments and other online communications are the latest target of data scrapers, says the Wall Street Journal. Scrapers aren't solitary hackers trying to steal passwords or your gf's cell phone number. Some of these enterprises are run by major corporations, including Nielsen and the Journal's parent company, Dow Jones.
Operating in a legal "gray area," scrapers are hired guns that infiltrate blogs, forums, etc., and then sift through comments, looking for information their clients can use. Read more about All Your Informations Are Belong To Us!
I've actually had a little time this week to blog, and it's been fun. Catching up after months of 24/7 nursing duty and spring rush gardening is always entertaining. Is this typical of what is out there these days? I suppose it is right about now. I remember talking like that, when I was an abused wife trying to "justify" to my girlfriends why my husband "needed" to beat me. Read more about Abused, Confused, and Gosh We've All Been There
Update: Well, at least they don't hate me because I'm queer. Whew. I feel so much better:
In an email to the Huffington Post on Monday, Harwood clarified that the quote was not meant to convey any displeasure on the part of the administration for the gay community's public advocacy.
The self-publishing revolution continues. My comments on this are mostly snarky, and I can't claim to have followed its developments very closely. But right off the top of my head I feel compelled to remind everyone that Lambert allows "self-publishing" on this web site for people, for free. There's a nice little button over to your right if you'd like to show your appreciation for that. Read more about Vanity, Blogging, and the New Old Dead Tree Medium
This is one of the "it's happening right now" deals, so if it ends up I'm getting some of the fact wrong, my apologies in advance. The important part of this story is the blogs that are affected. There are not a few famous and important blogs affected by this. Soapblox gives up after hacker attack.
SoapBlox is Dead
January 07, 2009 at 08:15:46 MST
It was a good ride, but it's over.
Thanks for all the fish.
Yesterday I was talking about why it really sucks that being right doesn't matter, but who you are in the Village hierachy does. Read more about It's Officially Serious, or Why Being Shrill Shouldn't Make One a Pariah
There are days when I really pity my friend Matt, who has done so much unheralded work behind the scenes as well as out in front, and who sometimes gets sucked into to soon-forgotten but potentially damaging controversies when what he really deserves is a leadership role in the party hierarchy. Read more about On the Evolution of the Village Writers Guild and the Blogosphere
Eventually, the courtiers at Versailles got too witty for their own good. Tired of our Villagers and their inability to speak with honesty and self reflection? Try this instead. It's totally possible to love someone you've never met, and to be made a romantic again by a single post...
Read more about The Next Generation vs the Dinosaur SCLM