Is it new tech or the interwebs or the combination of the two? Anyway, I learned a looong time ago that there was a sort of evil happy-talk associated with online business operations. “Hey, trust us, trust us — we’ll keep things idealized!” The only excuse is that back in them there days, internet commerce really did seem to have open possibilities. But ever since the Amazon flood, that’s been a fool’s delusion.
Having serious trouble logging into my Twitter account on the main home computer. I think this may be a sign from benevolent deities.
Was at an event with media-design crazies who work all day online, who were explaining their methods and motions to a crowd of about 40 UX fascinateds. The panelists mentioned Medium a number of times (with notes about its shortcomings as a source of information). So I told my whole story about Medium and my “How I Capture Rapture” piece and how they stopped paying people.
Did I say who I was? No.
Did I name this blog? No.
Sure hope this is (Old) Beauty Mud.
Thank you, maniacs.
I know it’s for sad reasons. But thanks.
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Awright awright. Back on it after rage outburst. Found out I made a single twitchy-finger error that caused all the problems. Even found out something similar made my NY Times log-ins a pain. Just the sort of tiny-problem annoyance that makes life more jagged now. Imagine 40 years ago it was a serious problem if you didn’t sign your name exactly the same way alla time.