I've decided to leave the redacted banner. What is spontaneously happened is I have recognized that no matter what happens with SOPA or any other legislation, I'm not going to be the dumbass who will be restrained. I know enough schmoos to get hip to their lingo and find a way around. I know this because I just stumbled upon the fact that I still have pgp keys on the MIT server back from the 90s. I don't use them, but I have them. As I have other stuff that I don't use. The point is that I'm not the masses, and I know they're coming for me anyway. So to hell with participatory democracy and up with armor.
I figured at some point, probably 10,000 posts, that I would close down this shop, but it will probably happen sooner than that. Ten years prolly, which will happen in about 12 months. I've done all of the non-community bleating, the black conservative blathering, the christian apologia, the decent and humorous things I needed to do to consider myself the writer I wanted to be. And my writing muscles are good. And my coding muscles are weak. So for the next period, I'm going to amp up my coding muscles, but that's another tangent. As I began to suggest that I would begin studying psychology just because of Stephen Pinker, I realized that my writing has become an annoying habit. I never quite saw it that way, but in mastering my time in a new way, it is becoming evident.
This creates another problem, which is that now as I point my attention in the direction of tech, architecture and away from society, I'm going to alienate people whom I actually like. That is because, for a short period of sophomoric time, I'm going to remain pissed at the technological corner I've drawn myself into. It's like getting married and starting to see your homeboys from your wife's point of view. What was I thinking?
But that's all part of change.
I'm going to try to find a new way to connect with the new audience I'll be cultivating as I transition. You see there are a lot of technical notes I've been taking that will get exposure, and there's the way I see the bigger picture that I must of necessity include in my technical writing journey. I don't know how that's going to work out, but I suspect like all of open source. You just put it out there and hope somebody can and will read your code.
So I don't know what's next for over here. Something about Whitney I think.