How Times Have Changed

I came across a cartoon yesterday that ties in with a comment I posted on Mr. Morbid’s House of Fun a while back that ties in with the subject matter of the cartoon; it appears that very little happens in the way of net traffic and updates these days unless it’s via Facebook (and, to a lesser extent, Twitter)

I’ve no doubt I could set up a Facebook page linked to this site and cross-post and I’d probably end up reaching a larger number of people . . . but that means buying into Facebook and their methods/ethos, and while I’m mainly happy to go along with Google, Facebook just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

It could be argued that Google, like Facebook, is all about ads and tracking you and targeting ads at you, but Facebook just throws it in your . . . um, face. At least I assume it still does as I haven’t been on there for almost four years now, but everything I read about it just reinforces what a horrible platform it is.

A couple of people have emailed me asking if I have a Facebook profile/page and could they send me a friend request and I don’t; I stopped using Facebook four years ago, bored with the banality and ubiquity of it, and haven’t missed it once. If people like my little corner of the net and want to “like” and share it in one way or another, then great, but just don’t expect me to use Facebook as a portal for it.

Click on the image to go to the site to read the rest of the cartoon – given the subject matter, I didn’t want to post the whole thing here as that would sort of be missing the point of it!

How Many Is Too Many?

The latest batch of minifigures turned up (including the not at all camp Parallax) and I’m starting to wonder how many of these do I need before it becomes a problem?

Oh, and for those of you who noticed, I have no idea why the Silver Surfer came packaged with a sword:

But isn’t Guy Gardner adorable?