Mastodon Something Right

I am now over a month in to my Facebook hiatus, and it is going well.  I have logged in on a few occasions in order to moderate pages I manage, and to help promote our Vermont Craft Tours business. Otherwise, I have not looked at the feed, wall, or whatever they are called.

I have been less successful, somewhat, with my Twitter break.  After about 3 weeks, I logged in because I like to have Twitter open whilst I watch my beloved Arsenal play. Admittedly, I am still opening Twitter on a regular basis, but I do not have a Twitter client on my phone, and that is important. Continue readingMastodon Something Right

Silver Linings

I couldn’t think of any other way to title today’s entry. My beloved farm truck is in the shop today after giving its all this weekend. While I worry for her well being, I am so very grateful she waited to stop until we had completed a weekend’s worth of chore that required her help. Thanks for that, buddy.

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Ticking Off the To-Dos

This weekend I was able to do a few tasks I always said I wanted to do, but never really could convince myself that I would find the time to do them. These projects involved cutting wires, fishing wires through walls and insulation, moving furniture, de-cluttering wires, and completely wiping my computer’s hard drive and doing a clean macOS install.

I’m impressed at least.

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Happy New Year?

I have been thinking a great deal lately about the toxicity of the so-called social networks. From the hate being spewed on Twitter, often from “bots” designed to create discord and spread misinformation, to world-wide manipulation of democratic elections.  It occupies my thoughts more than I would like, and until something dramatic happens either by government or the corporations themselves I don’t see more than one solution. Stop using the corporate sites, and look for alternatives. Continue readingHappy New Year?

How the Icelandic Volcano Grímsvötn Helped Spur the French Revolution

Photo by Matt I saw this article on the web about these gorgeous lava fields that are covered with moss, and ended up learning about how the same volcano also caused a change weather across parts of Europe. The eruption of Grímsvötn between 1783 and 1784 was one of the most devastating eruptions in recorded …