Another Facebook idiocy

Latest on the Facebook front. They have practically banned a friend of mine for posting weather/climate information, another for song lyrics (from the 60’s) and me for ‘off with his head’ but in the last few weeks, perfectly allowable, have been commercials for dildos, personal vibrators and other sex toys. Complete with animation. (Not that kind of animation but showing what they do in a bowl of water)

Too much even for me. Bitched about it loud and clear.

There goes one.

Today I had to give up what I had thought was a good friend. Didn’t want to do it but it wasn’t the first time this one had disregarded plainly set boundaries. But it was the worst. Trampled on every one I had set, pushed me to the point of where I know trying to salvage anything, or even still calling it a friendship was impossible.

The killing point was statement that I could be ‘charmed’ into anything. I’m not that naive, or dumb, or YOUNG enough for that to be true. I’m 76, for cripe’s sake, something known from the very first…when I was a few years younger.

I’m sad. But I’m more angry with myself for not doing this sooner. I’d seen indications and let them go. Damn. Thought I was smarter than that. Thought I could trust what I considered a friend. Hate it that I was wrong.

Affiliations

You know how heavy I’m into fiber arts. Some of you are, too. I don’t know if you’ve tried spinning yet but you might be put back by the costs, want certain tools but can’t justify them.

Ok, here’s the warning. I’m an affiliate of Dreaming Robots. They make some small affordable electric wheels. I have 2 and a third one coming, along with their yarn counter…which is amazing. So yes, if you decide to buy through the affiliate link from this page, I will be paid.

If you aren’t fond of that kind of arrangements, it’s ok. But please go to their website anyway, check out their products, their prices and let me tell you, the service is even better than those. From here:  Dreaming Robots.

 

Finally

Ok, found the problem that was keeping the functions I need to use from working. For some reason, the forms platform decided to go tits up and block me from editing, adding, fixing, etc, etc,etc.

So…new form generator. Those things are working again. At the cost of anyone wanting to use the ‘contact us’ page having to identify all kinds of silly pictures for the ReCAPTCHA to make sure bad spam isn’t getting through.

Those of you who are already here and registered, have my home email so, if it’s important or something you don’t feel comfortable being public about, use that please.

A few changes

 

The comment section is going to be testing some new options. I want your honest (really I do) opinion on them. If they work, they stay. If they don’t, my bit bucket isn’t quite full. Also any recommendations you’d like to make. I can’t promise they’ll happen but I’ll see what I can do.

I can’t test from here so I’d appreciate you looking for me.

From my tablet this looks BAAAAAAD. If you don’t see a graphic, it’s because I removed it and hopefully I’ll find a way to make the  tablet experience a little less shitty.

Yes, it really happened

I got a nastygram from Facebook saying a comment I posted was removed for “inciting violence” and if it happened again, I’d get banned.

The post? “Off with his head”…Alice in Wonderland quote (almost). Ok, I admit this could have looked like it except for the graphic that was asking for a caption. Sort of like this:

Except the head was definitely someone else (who was male) and not near as nice as this, sitting on a half-sheet cake. And it actually looked like the head might not really be cake itself. So the most obvious comment was “Off with his head”. I mean, really, do you want the next pictures, of something that was meant to be a tribute, to be those slicing into the head?

And if the head was styrofoam or other non-cake material, it would have to be removed anyway in order to cut the cake.

So FB clutched its pearls, had the vapors and reprimanded me in no uncertain terms.

For about 15 minutes, after which I got an apology and an “oh, we mis-understood, your comment has been returned”. You have to wonder about the discussion that turned that around.

“You morons did what? It’s a fucking CAKE and how do you eat a cake without cutting it? Not to mention that you didn’t recognize a quote from one of the most famous kid’s books in existence. A CAKE”

Or, at least I hope it went that way.

 

 

And So it Goes

The town where I was born and raised is dying. It’s changed, some for the better, a lot for the worse but I hate to see the things that say it won’t be around for a lot longer. It may even be gone before I am.

It no longer has a grocery store. Down to a single convenience store but no full service grocery. It’s become a food desert. And I have a hard time wrapping my head around that.

Growing up we had at least 3 groceries. One full service, 2 niche and then local produce and meats. A&P, Golden Dawn, Schoeffel’s. A&P left, Kroger’s built a whole new supermarket building but that didn’t last. The building is now the city hall and historical society.

Golden Dawn shut down with the death of the owner. Schoeffel’s last until Covid. Then the last; locally owned and operated. Now the last is gone.

I hear that a food co-op has been established but they are never full service and usually only operate a couple days a week.

The school I attended has closed. New one has been built quite some way out of town. They’re still talking about what to do with the buildings; overflow classrooms maybe but nobody has any real ideas.

I guess I should have expected it when properties started being bought up by the local funeral home owners. Just a sign of things to come.

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