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This is my blog, named for an old New York Lottery marketing slogan: "All you need is a dollar and a dream."

14 May 2018

Meet the Cast: Josefine Malmgren

As if the cast of Without Bloodshed wasn’t big enough, I’ve added even more characters to Shattered Guardian, such as Dr. Josefine Malmgren.

12 May 2018

Facebook Influencers are Dumb Fucks

I love how Facebook “influencers” and “content creators” who do nothing but make lame videos think Facebook owes them visibility. This is what they get for being digital sharecroppers. Facebook giveth, and Facebook taketh away, and the cycle will continue until people stop being dumb fucks and delete their accounts en masse. Learn how to build and run your own platforms, people. It’s hard, but if you’re as smart as you think you are you can figure it out. It’s worth it.

Just Get Out of the Way, Ev

Ev Williams is an asshole. He has no compunction about shafting any writer or publisher naive enough to believe his promises. He’s King Midas as written by Ovid in a scatological frame of mind; everything he touches turns into shit. Blogger was never an option for bloggers who wanted to self-host, Twitter has always the men’s room wall of the internet, and Medium has never been anything but a content farm whose main exports are bad self-help and Silicon Valley techwank. If he’s serious about “fixing the Internet”, the smartest thing he could do is get out of the way. He won’t, of course, because he’s a rich techbro with legions of yes-people kissing his ass and encouraging his hubris — and he doesn’t even have to pay them.

11 May 2018

I Found Some Mastodon Users’ Blogs

I found websites for a couple of people I’ve seen on Mastodon. Even better, one of them uses my templates. :)

If you’re on Mastodon and you want to be added to the list, hit me up.

10 May 2018

Typographical Shenanigans, Part Deux

I’ve been monkeying around with the site’s typography yet again.

09 May 2018

08 May 2018

The Stars Are Right Again

The stars are right again, or soon will be. Mark Shuttleworth has announced the imminent advent of Cthulhu Linux.

Shattered Guardian Session 12

Josefine lies to Morgan, hoping to impress him, but gets caught. I only had time for short session today because my day job’s been demanding lately.

06 May 2018

Avengers: Infinity War - I Liked it Better as Final Fantasy IV

I liked Avengers: Infinity War better as Final Fantasy IV. This post is full of spoilers, and this is your only warning.

05 May 2018

Shattered Guardian Session 11

I’m picking up where I left off with Josefine and Morgan, giving Morgan a chance to show that he’s human after all. I might have to tighten this scene up to keep the pace from flagging, but I hope I can salvage most of it.

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