Goodbye ello

When it appeared in 2014, the online service ello positioned itself as the anti-Facebook. No ads, no ‘sponsored’ posts, no selling user data, etc. Not long after the site went live, I wrangled an invite, and joined. It wasn’t terribly exciting, but there was none of the bullshit that frequently plagues Facebook and other social media platforms. Continue reading

Spam poetry

There was a period many years back when I would get spam consisting entirely of random words. Some of the spam I get with this blog reminds me of that, despite the apparent attempt to construct something resembling coherent sentences. The following comes from two spam comments; except for breaking up the lines, the text is exactly as I received it. Continue reading