Can you believe that 2022 was year 3 of a global pandemic that had massive impact on health and the economy? Even though I was careful, early in the year I made some big missteps in ordering product based on "internet feedback and interest." This morning, while doing my homework for my tax returns I... Continue Reading →
2023! Let’s try a mailing list!
Hello and Happy New Year! While we watch social media spiral around in uncertain fashion, thought it would be worth trying to create a more consistent way to reach folks who are invested in my giveaways! As you know, I tend to prototype things long before they become available (or sometimes never make available). I'd... Continue Reading →
Twitter Moments, Gone and Broken
Hooey, the Moments not only are gone from Twitter, the old ones are not visible inside the actual fields (under Twitter Creator). So here are the fixed direct links below the jump. Note that to retrieve my old moments, I had to go to something I had written down and change "moment_maker/preview" to "events" and... Continue Reading →
Tumblr in the post-Twitter era, the state of the Lodge
In this practical test, I talk about social media and the adventure of exploring the old and new.
Eating my words
In my last blog, I mentioned the Twitter takeover by Musk and being skeptical about Tumblr. Well, two weeks out of pocket (one for work and one for a poorly timed illness) and I'm prepared to say, Twitter is going to hell. I'm not pleased to see a platform that took years to build up... Continue Reading →
Calendar preview and some Twitter aftermath (What a Tumblr?)
Well, work is picking up rapidly and I'm in/out on travel pending staying healthy (which is more challenging than you realize given COVID). So missed a lot of the fallout over the transition in Twitter. I suspect a lot of the fandom oriented folks who came over from Tumblr are trying to move on, for... Continue Reading →
The experiment begins, giving the economy the stink-eye and what that means for the hobby artisan.
Many years ago in the days of Blogger and Livejournal I was a near daily poster who reflected on life and experiences albeit semi-anonymously. (For those who knew me, they knew the real me — but otherwise I operated on a fairly thin pseudonym to mask my online presence.) These days I really don’t blog... Continue Reading →
What now, no Mogstation gifting–
Ok, the controversy about the Mogstation dropping gifting non withstanding, my brain went down a rabbit hole today in between calls to answer this question for myself. Going back to the question at hand about gifting , current official options I can think of Timecards for FFXIV which can be purchased via vendors like Amazon.... Continue Reading →
Insert coin, Mad Music Questions, The Lost Soundtrack Eorzean Frontiers
As a music collector, sometimes one faces the question of whether in a digital age, there's a need to own the physical media of something lest it eventually is no longer licensed on a digital platform or streaming service. This concern has mostly disappeared over the past few years and some of the bad experiences... Continue Reading →
Catching up – the things we come to expect
There was a time where I was productive when it came to my art, but being mired in a lot of real life work, as well as feeling old and achy, I have not felt much interest in sitting down and "just drawing." I realized that while I was doing a lot of painting, my... Continue Reading →