Wednesday, January 13, 2021


 The blog has moved to

Citizens United, Twitter, Facebook and Amazon

How do you feel about the Citizens United (CU) court case?

Have you realized there is a direct parallel to what happened this weekend with Twitter, Facebook (FB) and Amazon (AWS) ? (For purposes of this post I'll call them all Twitter unless I need to make a distinction)

The CU case was about corporate speech.  CU said they have the right to free speech.  Guess what, so does Twitter. The 3 companies have the perfect right to ban ANYONE they want.  Just like a bakery doesn't have to bake a cake, Twitter doesn't have to host someone (If you feel otherwise, you might want to check your hypocrisy level)


It is a bit worrisome.
Right now, Twitter and FB are the de facto (but not de jure ) public square.  Do I want to regulate this?  Nope.

What we DO have is an antitrust issue.  Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, Google (alphabet) etc. are too large and control too much of the internet.  Want an interesting experiment?  Block the IP addresses the belong to Alphabet, and try to use your computer.  Good luck.

I develop software.  Part of developing a solution is looking at risk. Amazon shutting down Parlar made me realize my old boss was right.  The cloud is a BIG risk, and you are beholden to the companies that host your data.  If your cloud host decides one day that they don't like you, or your product, you are DONE (almost all the Cloud APIs are proprietary)

Oh, and if you are really bent about last week, I have a question.  How do you feel about 1983 US Senate bombing by the "Resistance Conspiracy" and the related bombings of Ft McNair and the Washington Navy Yard?  One of the people convicted, Linda Evans was pardoned by Bill Clinton, and now serves on the board of BLM

1)I'm a Republican
2)I didn't vote for DJT
3)The rioters we jackasses and worse
4)I never used Twitter except as a data input terminal (via DMs) to a piece of software and as an OAuth provider 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Still has a twitter account


Stolen from reddit


Wow, I haven't posted in years

 Looks like 8 years since I posted here.  I MAY open a blog on a server I control, no longer trusting services supplied by big tech

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

For whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

OK Folks, it is official - after the 21st, my hours go down to 20 hours/week. The Gardener gets his walking papers, ditto the house cleaners. Back to doing my own home repairs etc. Volunteer time is going to ZERO. Charity donations going to ZERO. You can't tax what I don't earn or spend, and you won't get the fruits of my free labor. I get more free time to do what I want

Wesley Mouch, I am John Galt

Friday, October 05, 2012

Bumble Bee

Bumble bee on a cold morning, West Hurly, NY

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

NYC Osprey

Osprey behind APEC Sunday Sept 23

FIRST NYC 2012 Regional

NYC 2012 regional - FIRST robotics. The Bronx Science all Girls "Fe Maidens" line dancing during a break in the competition

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Plover (Maybe a Piping, maybe a Semipalmated) behind APEC 9/23
Edit - NY State DEC is saying that it is a Juvenile Semipalmated

Sunday, September 23, 2012

C&O 614

C&O 614 at Port Jervis, circa 2001 - scan from Kodachome slide #steamysunday #canon #canonphotography Camera was an old T-90