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We are officially in the grey season. The season of bare limbs and grey tree trunks. A good season for black and white. I haven’t shot B&W for decades. I should give it a go.

I love Fridays because we get to watch our granddaughter all day. She is about 3 1/2 and that is a great age. One where they are learning but still innocent and love to have fun. And when they say “I love you Papa” after playing all day, it can make the worst day or week melt away.

But she is gone home now and I’m kind of down again. Just like this carpet of leaves on the forest bed. I’ll turn it around and I’m already making many plans for tomorrow. Time to work hard tonight till I’m so tired that I have to crash. And that won’t be long being the sleep deficit I’ve built up.

I don’t understand what Elon Musk is doing with Twitter. From all appearances to this far from brilliant businessman, he seems intent on killing the company quickly. I mean making cuts is one thing, but gutting your company and leaving anyone left behind completely demoralized and important things completely without transition or support. And who would want to come to work there after seeing what has transpired? This guy doesn’t care about people, then again many companies don’t.

But this is so far from common sense that it leaves me thinking about ulterior motives. Does he need a huge tax write-off? Did he really not like the platform and just decided to kill it? Obviously, the most money doesn’t always mean the most intelligence. And this has been proven over and over but on the face of this, it’s insanity.

If he does kill it quickly it will be interesting to see who profits from that void. Will Bezos have something in the wind to slip in its place? Will it be a shift to other existing platforms? It’s going to be fun to watch it play out.

Regardless of what his intentions were with free speech, if the platform isn’t available, none of his (tweeters) is speaking. I hope I used the right term there.

Working in IT and former UNIX system admin, in my far from humble opinion – you might be able to leave that stuff alone for a short period of time and it might run as those good engineers set it up in the first place to do. But those engineers weren’t just sitting on their asses having a good time not working, they were there for a reason. And you are going to find out when it goes BOOM.

I never was a Twitter customer so I have no skin in the game. And I don’t take glee in other people’s difficulties, especially all the innocent people that have been hurt in this takeover. And given the irony of how things work out, he will probably end up making a ton of money and ruining society even more than it is today. But if this goes the way I’m thinking, it will end badly. And given what he has done to people I hope he losses his ass.

I’ve read some recent articles about all the history that could be lost if Twitter shuts down. Well, don’t act like it’s the first time. I’ve been watching newspapers shutting down for decades now and incredible amounts of history in print have gone to the dump or up in flames.

Oh, and if it does shut down it’s a win for society if people get their faces out of that phone and in front of REAL people more.

I salute all those Twitter employees who were given an ultimatum and gave the bird to the chief bird.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • The lack of accountability of the people with means is astounding.
  • The lack of moral compass of the people with means is more astounding. Power and money corrupt all.
  • Being lazy is easy, till the bill comes due.
  • I love power cords, no not the extension type, the Guitar ones. Especially when driving a stick shift.
  • Who’s going to live longer Ozzy or Keith?
  • You know I get the same visceral reaction to my classic rock now listening to it in my mid-60s that I got when I was a teenager.
  • Believe me when I say that I feel guilty for not keeping up with others’ posts as I should. I just run out of time some days. Well, most days. Isn’t being busy wonderful? I promise I’ll get busier interacting again very soon.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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  1. You’re not the only one wondering about Mr Musk. Clearly not soneone any of us would want to work for. Pots of money and giant egos – just sayin’

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