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Returning From Self-Imposed Exile

It’s been almost two years since I last blogged. It’s been almost two years since I’ve done any writing at all. It got to the point where I was exhausted by all the topics I blogged about, and I simply needed to get away from them all. Granted I am not a ridiculously successful, famous author who’s been hiding away in a secluded cabin in the woods (Annie Proulx is literally somewhere in my midst) contemplating my next¬†roman √† clef; I’ve been toiling at other things, and quite honestly, did not miss putting pen to paper.

So, what have I been doing? I’ve been working in an administrative capacity, earning a weekly paycheck and not subjecting myself to the humiliation of attempting to earn a living writing for less-than-a-penny-a-word content mills. The world of online line content has sunken to hideous lows, as we all know, and I no longer have the desire to attempt to earn a meager living writing crap I’m not proud of. Instead, I’ve regularly been telling Donald Trump to “go fuck himself” on Twitter, along with disturbing other shit that’s gotten me banned from the platform, twice. It’s been entertaining for the most part, but I lately find myself yearning to get back to writing more than 280 characters at a time.

I’ve got a lot to say, and I am once again ready to say it. Keep an eye on this space for the piss and vinegar of yore, new and improved after a long silence.

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Data Collection and Pay Walls

When you are of a certain age (anyone keeping track of how many times I’ve begun this way?), the term “big brother” does not refer to a reality program. No – it is a literary reference to something many of us thought would never become reality. If you don’t know what I’m referring to, Google it. Feed the technological monster that has contributed to what now amounts to us having little to no genuine privacy.

The beauty part of not having much of an income at the moment is that I am able to blog at will, expressing my discontent with the way the world is currently working. Today, I’m focusing on two topics: data collection and pay walls. Apparently, there are new and exciting ways to collect data from garden-variety office schmoes, and there are pay walls going up on Web sites “schnorring” for money to access content that frankly, isn’t worth the bandwidth it occupies.

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