Writer’s remorse and things you can’t take back

Writer’s remorse or, as it is otherwise known: that feeling that “I probably shouldn’t have told you that”, followed by the overpowering desire to hide for a very long time.

Facebook can’t censor your blog posts

Don’t use services you don’t control as your primary way to share with the world. Facebook can’t censor your blog posts. Publish important stuff on your platforms.

Blogging for 10 years and still going

This blog began its life under a different domain on 6 December 2004. It has survived in one form or another until now, thanks and no thanks to me. I started my blog after tinkering with blogging back in the primordial days of the social Web when blogging was the New Thing, after interactive fora. […]

Moderating yourself in the Information Age

Mike makes an appealing argument for integrity informed by a complete representation of your self online in his post titled “The Measure of Character in the Information Age“. He argues that we shouldn’t have to delete anything we publish if we conduct ourselves responsibly. At the same time, I believe he is also arguing that […]

The parts of me that wants to …

I have a copy of Hugh Prather’s “Notes to Myself” which is a collection of thoughts and ideas which a friend of mine recommended a few years ago. I eventually bought the book, started reading it and then put it down for a couple years. I picked it up again recently and have carried it […]

Spear to the heart

This Zuma painting debacle is becoming sickening. An artist paints a work that criticises the president and the response is outrage and an implicit insistence that the president is beyond reproach and criticism. Today two people protest the painting in a bold but non-violent protest by defacing it (and apparently ruining it) and their protest […]

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