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Birch Bay Public Market

Friday, May 10 through the end of summer, Cathy and I will be selling her hand-made soaps, lotions, and toiletries, along with my photography, note cards, calenders, books, etc.

Come see us!

Across the street from the C Shop

4825 Alderson Road, Birch Bay, Washington 98230


I had an automated blogroll here, powered by Google Reader, but Google, in its near-infinite lack of wisdom, killed Google Reader. Prior to this murder, all I had to do to put a blog on my blogroll (or to take it off) was to place it in a Reader folder called, appropriately enough, "blogroll" (or, of course, to remove it). I use The Old Reader now for following blogs, but it seems to have no way to something similar regarding the blogroll. If you know of a way to do this, please let me know.

Words words words words…

Some days are better than others.

Every day, I spend an hour or two online in the morning, reading and responding to email, keeping an eye on Twitter, catching up with blogs, watching crazy rock drummers, “Et cetera, et cetera, et ceter-AH!”. Some days, I want to extend these “office hours” all day.

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Fashion Hound?

My dog Lucy loves to play dress-up. But not me.

I’ve never been one to worry about followers.

I don’t much care how many Twitter followers I have, or who they are, or why they follow me. In fact, one of the two most significant differences between Twitter and something like Facebook or Myspace is the non-reciprocal

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Is Twitter Becoming the new Facebook?

Yesterday, Twitter turned off UberTwitter.

(And a couple of other mobile clients, apparently)

For those who don’t know, UberTwitter has been the only client actually usable on a BlackBerry. There are a bunch of pretenders to the throne, yes. Forget them. Forget them all. Especially BlackBerry’s own piece of trash. I’ve tried them all, and the only

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Maybe I’m Just Paranoid

I live in constant fear.

Well, not really, but I am quite concerned about the possibility that someone has said something to me on one or another of the (too many) social networks in which I attempt to maintain a presence. I try to run clients for all of them on by BlackBerry, so that I

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The Five-Day Give-Away, Version 2009.10

Those of you who follow me on Twitter may have noticed my attempted contest last month.

Then again, you might not have, because all in all, it was a tremendous fizzle. I hyped it for two weeks, tweeting about it two or three times a day, and then I got one participant. One. Thank

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Teens Don’t Tweet, But Cavemen Do

A recent tweet (sorry, I’ve forgotten who it was, although I suspect it was @inkyelbows, AKA @debbieohi (and I’m not linking to Twitter today – see http://bit.ly/PNMvC)) led me to the following article at www.StarNewsOnline.com:

Who’s Driving Twitter’s Popularity? Not Teens

I found several things interesting about this article, but I’ll only mention

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What Twitter Needs

If anyone asked me (which no one has),

I’d say that Twitter needs some basic decision tools for the network-building process. That is what this is all about, isn’t it? The network? Well, then, let me see some basic facts about people when I’m deciding whether to block them, follow them, or ignore them.

Let me see

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ÜberTwitter’s Über Fail

As ardent twitterers everywhere will know by now, Twitter was taken out by a DoS attack this morning.

A DoS (Denial of Service) attack is a malicious attack by a person or persons intent on pulling a system to its knees. In this case, it worked.

Twitter went down somewhere around 06:30, PDT, and

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So Here I Go Again, Blogging About Twitter

This is supposed to be a WRITING blog!

But with all the follow/unfollow angst on Twitter (still), I thought I’d throw this out there.

Why I follow you on Twitter:

You interest me.
You educate me.

That’s it. That’s all. That’s all it takes, and those are the only reasons that matter. Follow you as a tit for your tat?

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An Update on the Unwanted Followee

This is an update to my last post.
Please note that I am NOT

saying anything at all about what this might mean.

guessing whether there might or might not have been an investigation by someone somewhere.

guessing what such a putative investigation might or might not have uncovered.

stipulating any connection whatsoever between anything and anything.

claiming anything at

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