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Twitter, Elites, and Bad Content
From Auron MacIntyre at IM-1776: Twitter is the preferred platform for our elites. Journalists and media pundits, i.e. the people responsible for weaving The Narrative that every American is forced to ingest (whether they realize it or not) all operate within the bird app. Speaking for myself, I agree with Mr. McIntyre here – Twitter’s importance derives not from a large number of active users, […]
Peekier Technical Issues?
I just received an email from someone who read my Peekier search engine review asking me if I knew why Peekier is having issues. I checked and confirmed that searches are not working at the moment. Unfortunately – I don’t know why Peekier is not working, but I hope that the issue is temporary for two reasons. Firstly, Peekier is a neat little search […]
1999 Yuji Naka Interview on Chu Chu Rocket
Shumplations, an excellent site that posts old interviews with game developers, published a 1999 interview with Mr. Yuji Naka – who is best known for being the original head of the Sonic Team – about Chu Chu Rocket. Chu Chu Rocket was a fun and creative competitive puzzle game for Sega Dreamcast wherein players tried to guide mice into spaceships (and away from cats). The comments in […]
Bat Steaks Seized at Dulles
On April 5, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents noticed an incriminating bat skeleton in a routine scan of the man’s luggage and pulled it aside for a closer look. Once the balanced meal was discovered, all the ingredients were seized. Story link. My analysis: Dude.. I know which country is going to fall back on this the next time it has an […]
Brave Introduces De-AMP Feature
The Brave browser for mobile introduced a de-AMP feature. I personally prefer Bromite as my go-to mobile web browser and Ungoogled Chromium and Firefox on desktop, but Brave continues to provide a solid out-of-the-box experience for people who want solid privacy and blocking without fuss (caveat: “without fuss” depends on how much trouble one has finding the toggles to disable the crypto stuff).
Discovering Ghostery Glow in Logs
I sometimes discover new search engines in my Koko Analytics logs. Today I learned that Mozilla’s adblocking extension/software, Ghostery, has a private search engine called Ghostery Glow. It does not say where it receives its results from, but a few test searches made it obvious that Glowstery uses Bing. The search engine isn’t transparent enough or something I’m too interested in, but I will note a […]