It’s taken a few weeks, but I’ve slowly managed to gather as much of my web presence as was feasible into this new location on Micro dot blog. No easy feat, considering I have posts that date clear back to 2006 (!) Some came from the venerable Blogger; some from Tumblr; and a bunch from Wordpress, Squarespace, and Instagram. But they’re all here now, and all mine. See, a lot of those former locations were like locked boxes, trapping my content on their servers like prisoners. Not anymore; the chief reason for the switch was to allow me to fully own my stuff — to have it located on my drive first, then uploaded to the web second. That way, should anything untoward befall the hosting service, the ISP, or even the internet itself — all the posts, all the pictures, all that personal history is still right here, safe and sound for posterity. The majority of old posts I had to delete were rendered useless by the links having rotted away ages ago. It makes me sad that so much of the cool art and artists I linked to, the amazing YouTube videos, the fascinating conversations have disappeared forever. I suppose I could spend even more of my time playing necromancer on the Archive, but that’s not the point. The point is we are in danger of losing vast stores of knowledge and insight from it’s origins on the World Wide Web, due primarily to surrendering it to walled gardens and corporate silos that care only for our eyeballs as advertising targets, not for the beauty and wisdom of our shared history here on the Internet.
Here are a few old posts whose links or content I was able to salvage. I hope you enjoy a little trip to the past:
We had a very snowy spring here in Colorado. Made for some beautiful contrasts between the snow and the blooms. 📷🌹
Hello, Microbloggers! I’ve fully committed to the Micro.blog way, having nuked my Squarespace site and pulled everything – even my Instagram stuff – over here. A few minor hiccups, but things are at least where I want them to be.
Went for a #ride this morning at Soapstone Prairie. Such a beautiful, unforgiving landscape. The Wyoming border is maybe half a mile down that trail.
(The snow took out one of the main trunks on our apple tree. Couldn’t have landed any better; no damage to the house!)
Say it ain't so. My trusty #Spyderco #Dragonfly, in my pocket for over 5 years, has a rival! That's saying a lot, as the little Dragonfly might just be one of the best folding knife designs EVAR. WHO COULD THIS INTERLOPER BE?!?
Ok, so, yeah; I got a new truck. The one that checked most of the boxes was the Ram 1500. Classic. (Cringe) — WARLOCK!!! Now, I get that this is a callback to the historical 1970's Dodge Warlock — but why, why must all things truck be slathered with this hyper masculine, macho, manly man BULLSHIT?!? I need a truck to do my job, not to project my manly power into the world. Turning it up to 11 only makes you look laughably insecure. Stop that.
Found this old photo of a photo of a limestone carving I did 20 years ago. Can't remember the title, or where it ended up.
So, is this really all there is to a business account here? If your not on Facebook, what's the point? And if you do have a Facebook account, what does "promoting" a post actually entail?
And he'll rear up, grab my skull, and start licking my head. Officer, there's a bobcat trying to eat my head.
#catsofinstagram #manx #MooseCat #Lerv
Found this -ancient- idea for a sculpture proposal while searching for something else. SketchUp. I like the absence of any “sculpture" focal point; just some trees, some water, and a place to notice it all.
Composition courtesy of the afternoon sun and dichroic acrylic. Reflection on the wall, art of accident.