Not moving now! Stay here, everyone!

30/05/2018

I said I was moving to ihatehate.ga. But I’ve had a hell of a time trying to import m,y content from here, and there have been other problems, so for now I’m staying right here. https://ihatehate.wordpress.com. The hosting here at wordpress.com is pretty problem-free at the user level. The techs and engineers probably run around like headless chickens to give me this experience of problem-free hosting. Cheers, techs and engineers! And it’s free!

Well, that’s it. I’m going nowhere, right now. So sit down and shut up!!

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Aww what a sweet dog! Why don’t you buy her a coffee?

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We’re moving!

14/05/2018

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I’m currently moving this blog to a new address: ihatehate.ga. Hopefully I’ll get the content and followers moved tonight. Bt for a bit I’ll be posting new content to the new address and the old url, ihatehate.wordpress.com. Please change your bookmarks to the new address asap. http://ihatehate.ga!!Cheers!

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I don’t just take photos you know…

02/01/2015

I don't just take photos you know….


Why don’t you love me any more?

29/08/2014

Just checking out my blog’s visitor counter, and discovered a horrible truth: you don’t love me any more!

Oh Goddess, I'm so very very sad.  Why doesn't the internet love me any more?

Oh Goddess, I’m so very very sad. Why doesn’t the internet love me any more?

2013 was my best year. Thousands and thousands of visitors, so many it made my head spin (like that nice little girl in “The Exorcist”). But this year the stats have taken a dive. I still have regular visitors, but not as many as I used to. And drive-by hits have plunged. You seem to hate I HATE HATE!!! And I don’t know why

So, those few of you who still read my blog: please please please let me know through Comments or the Contact link, and tell me what I can do to win back my beloved users. Porn? Online gambling? Role-playing games in which you can be a hobbit, lightly toasted by a dragon for its supper? I’m open to all ideas. Well, maybe not all ideas; but you get my drift, yeah?c

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Linux Outlaws blog up (again)

23/05/2013

Linux Outlaws, my favourite Free software-related podcast, has relaunched its blog, mainly so listeners to Sixgun.org podcasts will be able to find out what’s what, when, where, why…  As Fab posts:

All important, official announcements from Sixgun Productions will get a post on this very blog from now on. These are things that most likely also benefit from a more wordy post than a 140 character Twitter message. Links to these posts will, of course, be shared on the above mentioned Twitter and Google+ accounts. Aside from important messages like that, there probably will not be a lot of other content on the blog at this time. Dan and myself are both pretty busy at the moment and the fact that I am writing all day in my day job usually means that when I am coming home at night the last thing I want to do is sit down at a keyboard to type more than 140 character blurbs. That being said, I’ll try to give you behind the scenes impressions and some other (hopefully) interesting tidbits where I can.

So if you want to keep up with Sixgun.org podcasts (Linux Outlaws and Angels of Death right now, but you never know what the Sixgunners are gonna do next), check out sixgun.org/blog – it’s already on my blogroll!

 
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Attention all bloggers: Copyright trolls giving you trouble? WordPress.com are watching your back!

02/04/2013

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Copyright trolls are a nasty phenomenon of the internet age. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation EFF):

Copyright trolls try to make money by suing Internet users under various copyright laws. Their tactics include targeting large groups of anonymous “John Doe” defendants for downloading files on BitTorrent, seeking their identities, and exploiting the massive damages in copyright law in order to pressure defendants into settling quickly.

Copyright trolls are currently targeting two blogs caught up in a bizarre lawsuit filed by Paul Duffy and Prenda Law LLC, Duffy’s copyright troll law firm. The complaints claim the bloggers and their commenters defamed Duffy and his firm, despite the First Amendment’s right to freedom of speech. At the same time, they Duffy served a subpoena on Automattic Inc., the company that owns the WordPress blogging platform. The subpoena seeks the IP addresses of everyone who ever visited the two websites, threatening the privacy of the bloggers and their readers. On Friday, Automattic rejected the subpoena in a letter to Duffy, calling it “legally deficient and objectionable” and a violation of the First Amendment right to speak anonymously. In other words, WordPress aren’t folding at the first sight of an aggressive subpoena from Duffy, they are saying NO!!! to Duffy’s scare tactics.

“Not only is the subpoena improper under the First Amendment, it fails to comply with the simple rules for pre-trial discovery,” EFF Staff Attorney Nate Cardozo added.

A lot of blog and website hosting companies back off as soon as letters from lawyers are unleashed. But not WordPress/Automattic.inc. They recognize the first amendment rights to freedom of expression, and are prepared to take this before a judge.

Automattic has stated unequivocally that it will not turn over any information until the bloggers’ challenge to the lawsuit has played out in court. In order to protect this right to anonymity, EFF and the Mudd Law Office will not publicly release the names of their clients in this suit.

“Critics of the copyright troll business model have the right to speak anonymously without their identities being exposed to the trolls,” said Kurt Opsahl, EFF Senior Staff Attorney. “These sweeping subpoenas create a chilling effect among those who have spoken out against Prenda.”

Infamous copyright troll John Steele previously filed a similar lawsuit against the two blogs but dropped the suit last week without giving any reason why. I suspect it’s because he knows he doesn’t stand a chance in court. So I urge all bloggers to say NO!!! to the trolls. They won’t take their frivolous cases before a judge as they know they’ll just be handed back their asses. Don’t let the copyright trolls take your hard-earned bucks. Screw ’em. They’ve got nothing.

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