Messing with Twitter

So I found out how to add multiple users to the Twitter for Mac app, but you can still only have one open at a time.

Also, for some reason it won’t let me view individual tweets, but if you right click on a tweet in your timeline you can still get the link, which wordpress.com turns into this…

Tweet Deck

I am sad.

On my personal laptop, the MacBook Pro, I keep two things open at all times. One is a browser, Vivaldi, with a regular set of tabs; Gmail, this blog, Flickr, Trello, Wordle, and a couple of others. The other item is TweetDeck. I have columns for my personal account and the Lizardfish account that never gets used. I have the window sized so I only see Home, Notifications, and User for my personal account. I have to scroll to the right to see the Lizardfish stuff.

Today when I logged in there was a banner across the top of the screen stating that TweetDeck for Mac will be leaving this Earth and moving to the great beyond on July 1st. There is a web version of TweetDeck but I don’t like it. It’s basically the same thing but I just don’t like it.

I am Twitter sad.

Then again, if that slimeball Elon Musk buys Twitter and lets the fascist back on I will be deleting it anyway, so maybe this is just a tiny part of the grand conspiracy. I could always try the official Twitter app too. I don’t know. I’m just sad.


I just installed the official Twitter for Mac app from the MacStore. It’s free. It’s also only one column. I continue to be Twitter sad, but it’s better than using the browser, I guess. Who knows. Maybe I’ll just go back to twitter.com.

Oh No, Not Again

In the immortal words of the guy from Alien who met the first face hugger thing and then in Spaceballs went through the experience again… Oh no… not again.

April Fools.

10 seconds on twitter was enough of a reminder. Every company on Earth will release fake press releases today. Sigh. I think I am about as over it as one can be.

Remember the first time Google did an April Fools ad? It was clever, it was funny, it was cool. Then the next year they did it again and so did a couple of other companies. Clever. Interesting. Worth a laugh. Then every company on Earth and that was it. Done. 99% of them are stupid and insipid and seem like they were thrown together at 11:00pm on March 31st.

Folks… let’s stop now, m’kay? This is proof that it is possible to have too much of a good thing, right? Right.

Ban Me, Please

So we know that Donny the nazi cheeto started a social media thing that’s just a twitter clone because the big mean old twitter people banned him for inciting violence like the evil, treasonous, nazi piece of shit that he is. They took his binkie away so he started his next failed business to get back at them.

I have read a couple of things saying that the new site is so riddled with bugs that it’s effectively useless. Is that true? I also heard that the waiting list to have your account creation approved is gigantic so even if you want to join donny’s nazi crusade you can’t.

Now I hear that NPR reviewed the terms of service and found out that users are prohibited from disparaging the site’s backers. In other words, if you say bad things about snowflake cheeto donnie the nazi, you’ll get banned from the site.

Never before have I wanted to get banned from a social media app more than I do right now. I want very much to sign up for that idiotic site and just blast that nazi piece of shit over and over and over and over again until they ban me. That would be some serious social media satisfaction right there.

They Are Fighting Back Again

Facebook, man. I said the other day that I wasn’t missing it anymore and they were no longer trying to manipulate me into coming back to the social media teat. That was true at the time but not any more.

They are pushing back in a big way. I have received notifications emails from them three times in the last four days. Wow, desperate much? It’s over. Stop calling me. Go bother someone else for a change. Somehow I think this might be karmic retribution for something in my past.

Facebook is fighting back… does that mean caffeine is going to start fighting back too? Oh no!

On an unrelated note, there is no new Star Wars or Marvel show on Disney+ today so we won’t be having a watch party with Harry. That makes me sad. At least we know that Marvel’s Moon Knight is coming, even if it is over a month away.

One final note on the original topic. Facebook must have known I was writing this because they just sent me another notifications email. It’s the second one they’ve sent today. You’re just making a fool out of yourself now, Facebook. Stop before this gets ugly.

Spoiler Avoidance

A new episode of Hawkeye came out yesterday. We haven’t watched it because Harry is coming home tonight and we want to watch it with him. Yesterday morning I started seeing a lot of social media accounts tied to cast members from the now cancelled Marvel Netflix shows posting pictures of Charlie Cox. Uh oh. Is that a spoiler? Did Marvel announce something? Did he show up in Hawkeye? Even worse, does he show up in the new Spider-Man?

Spider-Man No Way Home is out in theaters now. Harry is going to put on a radiation haz-mat suit and see it in a theater next week. I am not. I will be waiting for it to come to Disney+.

I am now in full Spoiler Avoidance mode for both things. At least Hawkeye we can get out of the way quickly. No Way Home though… I don’t want to know anything, not even a tiny thing. Nothing. lalalalaICantHearYou.

I don’t think they have announced when No Way Home will start streaming. The only thing Google found was sometime in 2022. It’s going to be a long wait, folks. A long wait.


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Now I Know How Jaime Lannister Felt

I broke my oath. Just like Jaime Lannister. Here’s hoping I don’t lose a limb in punishment.*

I wrote yesterday that I was losing the facebook boycott battle and was thinking about logging in. Well… this morning I did. For about one minute. I put the app on my iPad, logged in, gave the screen one scroll, and logged out and deleted the app again. I didn’t even read anything. My eyes were looking at the screen but they refused to take any of it in.

I was like an alcoholic thinking he could have one drink and then stop. Here’s hoping I didn’t screw up and go and do it again. I felt pretty dirty. Hopefully it was enough to keep me away for a while.


*Game of Thrones spoiler. Sorry.

One Month

Today at a little before 2:00 (the end of my lunch break) will mark one month since I started my personal anti-facebook crusade. How many of you fine people have jumped on my little spartacus wagon and left with me? I’ll wait a second for you all to sound off.

(insert sound of crickets chirping here)

Anyway, At some point tonight I may pop in and actually tell everyone there that I’m pissing off. That and clear the 106 notifications (got another email today). I still have Messenger on my phone so folks can find me there, and there’s always twitter (@RobJ_).

After that? Will I be gone for good? I don’t know, maybe? I’m getting to the point where I’m not really missing it anymore. I don’t find myself tapping the spot on my phone’s home screen where the bookfayce app used to be. I take that as a good sign.

Outside of the facebook boycott, today is the day we get to ride out a nor-easter without having a furnace in the house. We have a space heater in Jen’s office and a the wall mounted heater in the bed room. I’m still planning on working from Harry’s room today. If the temperature starts bothering me I’ll move to the bed room. I really don’t think it will though.

Watch me as I eat my words.

Might be Time to Leave Facebook

I’m really tired of the fascism and science denial and inability to know truth from lies on facebook. I think it’s time to bail. I am thinking about blocking everyone except Jen and the kids and the guys in the band. I’m sick of learning how stupid people in my life can be. How completely lacking in feelings or humanity so many people are when you remove the sham of direct personal interactions.

Right now I look at facebook and I just want to tell everyone there to go fuck themselves. I’m just so sick of it all. Obviously it’s not everyone, but I feel like I no longer want to worry about collateral damage, if you know what I mean.

Twitter and Instagram are the other social network services I use and they are both awful too, but so much of facebook is just bile and I think after 13 years it is time to flush away the puke.

More Social Media Birthdays?

Yesterday was this wordpress.com account’s birthday. I had no idea.

Today is, apparently, my twitter account’s birthday. I also had no idea.

The bloggie is in preschool. The twittah is in middle school. I don’t remember the circumstances surrounding creating this version of the blog. I just remember being tired of medium. Twitter is different. I signed up for that during a lunch break while I was working in Framingham on the third floor by the front window before they moved us to the mini-desk section on the second floor. Jen and I opened Facebook accounts together at around the same time, but I think I setup the twitter on my own. I can’t remember if she created hers before me or not. We were dating and we were kinda social media cool back then. If you can ever believe I was cool based on the dumb stuff I post here. Like, cool people don’t celebrate twitter birthdays, right?