Why Social Media and the Internet are our biggest downfall

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Yes, its time for another rant.  But this one comes with a disclaimer:

PLEASE NOTE: The views expressed in this post are not in support or in any way condone the acts of those who perpetrated them.  The acts described in this post are disgraceful and heinous.  I am 100% against animal cruelty,

Now with that being said, the title is the major topic.  The internet, although a solid tool for so many things, also brought the world to our fingertips.  Go back to the early 90’s, millennials were in their infancy, the only digital way to socialize was via BBSs (Bulletin Board Systems), and we got our world news in the paper and on TV by major reputable broadcasting corporations.  The only exposure we had to other cultures was, in a way, sanitized and cleaned of all the horrific things we had no control over because it was not on our soil and not of our laws…

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The wonderful world of IFTTT (IF This, Then That)

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A little while back, I noticed that Instagram stopped supporting its ability to post to Flickr… at least I think it did.  I mean a lot of my pics from Instagram can be found on Flickr… But in any case, at this time there is no link between the two. And as I use Instagram whenever I don’t have my real camera at hand (I love the filters), and my website has a Flickr stream, I started to look for a way to connect them.

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10 years (and a bit) of Considered Normal?

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Ok, so no I have not been living in Montreal for 10 years, but my domain name “ConsideredNormal.com” was registered 10 years ago on April 14th, 2018.

A screen capture of the WhoIs lookup for ConsideredNormal.com

Back then I started a blog to process my feelings over a break up that had really affected me. It was used as a tool to express my feelings in a way I could not through normal means. After a year I tried to make the site into a webtoon, but that didn’t fare well. My toon was based on photos I took, but I just couldn’t get into scripting… my mind just wasn’t in the right place, as this was just after my father passed.

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An open letter to my father

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Hey Dad,

Bear with me, as I started writing this for your Facebook page, but none of my other posts from previous years show up, so I decided to post it here.  So again bear with me, there are already tears in my eyes.

We just past the 10-year anniversary of your passing, and not a day goes by that I don’t reminisce about the good old days when you were alive and well.

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Time for a Rant… well two.

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So it has been a few months since I posted anything, and even longer since I posted anything really relevant to my industry. So with a few topics I have seen over the last few weeks, I figured its time for a rant.

Topics to be covered:
1. SJWs ruining the Computer Technology Culture with PC (Politically Correct) Terminology
2. The Reason why you should use a different password for each account you have online.

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Change of Character

For a very long time now I have been using my character generated by Bitmoji. However I feel kinda strange using something generated by an app and not paying for licensing, so when my Neice posted she was taking commisions I jumped on the opportunity to revamp my character.

Old Logo

New Logo

I asked her to create 4 different reactions for me, all done by hand, and she did an amazing job:

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First Vlog in a long LONG time

Is vlogging even a thing any more?  It’s been so long since I created one I might be a little outdated.

Anyway, I thought my latest post would be one of nostalgia and new adventures.  You see, currently, I spend about 80% of my waking hours on a computer (By computer I mean a mix of Personal Computer, laptop, and server, some Windows-based, some Linux), and that’s pretty much it.  Other than travel time, washroom breaks, or meals, I am pretty much in front of a keyboard, mouse, and screens.

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Another trip home

Living in Montreal is a blast, but every so often I make the trip home to see friends and family. This trip though, is a little different. Yes I will be seeing friends and family, but I will also have the pleasure of seeing a friend perform at her 3rd CD release party.

Over the last decade or so I have had the pleasure of watching Danielle Allard’s career take flight.  When I first met up with Danielle through her sister, a long time friend of mine, she was the lead singer and song writer for a local band: Far From The Trees. Shortly after I started dabbling in recording their gigs at places like Maverick’s. I also became their webmaster.

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