Month: February 2020

Social Mediums

I’ve been very wary and weary of social media of late. I’m looking at you, Facebook. Looking at the feed it’s generating for me, it has become a cesspool of vile hatred and a putrid petri dish of falsehoods propagated by the masses who love amassing likes and comments to feed their narcissistic needs. It may be argued that the origins are small in number but they are undoubtedly loud. I doubt Facebook would do anything much besides paying lip service to stem it as, let’s face it, it’s their revenue stream. The algorithms used to present the newsfeed to you are optimized for engagement. The more of which, e.g. rage inducing posts, means more revenue for them. One can attempt to put good postings or tweets out there to quell and calm the rage but the algorithm will render them less viral.

So, as much as I would like to get off the social media bandwagon, I must admit that I’m like any typical Malaysian who’d love nothing more than to rubberneck at the scene of an accident, but in this case, postings that are rife with wacky conspiracy theories and blatant misinformation. I do find them to be entertaining at times though. I just hope that people will still have enough grey cells to stop to think before they believe and before they share stuff.

Site Rebooted!

It’s 2020! Blogging feels so Y2K at this point. Is it still relevant?

So much water under the bridge since I last wrote anything significant on this website. I finally got laid married in 2016 (after unlocking the “40 Year Old Virgin” achievement the year before), been blessed with a son in 2017 and have been busy adulting since. There were times I wished I did all this earlier but reflecting back on my own attitude towards things back then, I don’t think I’d have the wisdom and patience to deal with some things.

I’ve also succumbed made the plunge to move this website to WordPress after years of running this thing on my own homebrewed solution. I finally realize the wisdom of using something that is widely supported and used by the community at large after years of having the “not invented here” syndrome. Again, I wish I did this earlier.

“Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.” – Felix Frankfurter

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