I have been winding down my use of Reddit for the last few years. I was subscribed to increasingly fewer subreddits. By the time I deleted my Reddit account earlier this week, my apathy towards Reddit as a company had turned into active dislike and anger. From their treatment of their third party developers to the treatment of the users that make up the actual value of their site.
See also – Reddit API AMA and User Revolt and As the Reddit war rages on, community trust is the casualty.
For a while there I thought I would delete my account when Reddit Enhancement Suite finally stopped working but Reddit CEO Steve Huffman moved up the timeline for me in a significant way. What a fucking trash fire. Poor leadership on all fronts.
So I say to everyone: leave Reddit. Delete your subreddits and accounts. Delete all the posts in your account before you delete your account. Leave no value for the voracious vultures running the platform. Let Reddit be another body in the graveyard of internet social platforms that didn’t understand where the value in their platforms came from.
Humans have used various tools throughout the ages to augment our long term memories. We painted on cave walls, we wrote on stone tablets, we wrote on parchment & paper, we painted some more, we put our memories into song, we took photographs, we recorded videos, we told our stories to our children as a form of generational memory augmentation.
Continue reading “These Memories of Ours”
Were these always 2 hours long? This one felt longer than the usual Apple keynote but maybe that’s just me misremembering. Or maybe I’m getting too old for these tech keynotes.
Anyways, let’s get into it.
Continue reading “Thoughts on the Apple WWDC 2023 keynote”
May started off a hot mess with me playing the thoroughly mediocre Redfall. Redfall just might be the worst game I’ve had the displeasure of actually playing in a long long time. But hey, at least I only had to pay for a month of Xbox Games Pass to play it and wasn’t one of those poor souls who bought the game full price.
It improved a bit from there, I watched the second season of The Legend of Vox Machina which I think was kind of “eh”. I am not entirely sure I’ll watch the third season whenever that comes out. Probably because I’ll forget about the show’s existence by the time the third season comes out.
I also watched a movie with some folks on a Discord server I’m on: The Menu (2022) which was a decent time. Made better by Anya Taylor-Joy’s presence. Whew lord.
The rest of the month has been devoured by me playing the newly released Zelda game, Tears of the Kingdom. The open world sicko in me is enjoying the open world aspect of the game. A lot of my criticisms of the previous game BOTW still apply to this game and in those ways, the game can still be annoying to play. A 7/10 game as JSS put it.
That’s all from me this month, see y’all next month!
April was heavy on TV shows. I started off the month with a watch of Cyberpunk Edgerunners. Later in the month I also watched the first season of The Legend of Vox Machina and the first season of Reacher. This upcoming month I am planning on watching the second season of The Legend of Vox Machina.
I also finished Resident Evil 4 Remake, the first Resident Evil game that I’ve played and I enjoyed it greatly. This upcoming month I plan on playing the Resident Evil 2 remake and if I make quick work of that, the remake for 3 as well.
As far as music go, this month was dominated by the luxury lifestyle raps of Larry June and his latest album The Greatest Escape. Larry isn’t the most interesting or technically proficient rapper but he has a particular niche cornered and he is very good at that.
In May I also want to do a bit more reading of books, there are a couple books sitting in my queue collecting dust (metaphorically speaking, they are ebooks).
See y’all next month!