Hello

You can call me Pre.

This is my website. It has existed for the majority of the time the web has existed. It’s existed for more than 20 years now. That’s how old I am.

These days I’m mostly working on a flying saucer story set in VR, promoting my Wordcloud Tarot Deck, Playing music with the band, and of course the day-jobs.

Projects

Here is the things I’ve been making, mostly in order of how recently I worked on them, so the ones at the bottom are basically just archives.

Talk

You can find me on Facebook or Twitter but frankly why would you? Those places are terrible corporate curated sinkholes where freedom goes to die. I’m only there because you are there. They hide your friend’s posts from you, they hide your posts from your friends, they stick adverts in your faces, they spy on you. They offer to manipulate you for corporate and political interests in return for money.

They are horrible, and yet there exist open and free sunlit uplands with no adverts and no monitoring and no spying and simple chronological ordering giving you your own way to group or filter messages.

You should leave the corporate web and follow me on the open free fediverse.

I cross-post some of the things I post to the fediverse to the corporate social-networks, but a decreasing amount of it and only as a courtesy to those who haven’t had the power to leave yet. I know you’ll follow soon.

I’m hosting at boing.world and if we are friends, or have friends in common, then I’m happy to host you there too. Otherwise find a host that suits your interests and give me a follow from there. Maybe we’ll become friends.

You will see nothing on the Facebook/Twitter feeds that you won’t see on the Fediverse feed, and you will see more on the Fediverse feed than either of the billionaire-owned horrors.

Here’s my latest posts to the free fediverse:

“Finished "Trover saves the uni…”

Finished "Trover saves the universe", which was very sweary and sometimes funny and disgusting. Good dirty adult times.

“Hot take: Good reporting is pa…”

Hot take: Good reporting is partial to the truth. Impartiality is bad reporting.

“I think America says it has a …”

I think America says it has a "special relationship" with all the countries, and it's not that special.

“People say "why do you use Fir…”

People say "why do you use Firefox?"

The Google Spy-Browser refuses to delete the spy-data they got by spying on you even when you ask them to stop spying.

Then when they get found out it's all "We are aware of a bug in Chrome that is impacting how cookies are cleared on some first-party Google websites. We are investigating the issue, and plan to roll out a fix in the coming days.""

Sure. Yeah. Everyone keep using Chrome. Hope it works out for you.

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“Sad thing is that this is what…”

Sad thing is that this is what the government want. They ruined it on purpose so that we would disengage. And it worked. It's ruined. It's lost.

🙁

“Doctor Who is literally the on…”

Doctor Who is literally the only thing I'd miss at this point, and they seem keen to do comics and theater and webisodes and anything other than actually doing a season of a TV show.

“Thinking I'm going to ditch th…”

Thinking I'm going to ditch the remaining remnants of broadcast television in my house and stop paying the BBC tax.

Sad it's come to this, but that's the way it actually is. They are no better than Russia Today. In some ways they are worse, at least Russia Today allows alternate voices like Max and Stacy on air. In the UK they were practically relegated to pirate radio. And that was ten years ago, before the BBC lost it's spine and mojo.

Likes

A list of the last few things I’ve enjoyed reading/watching or sometimes bookmarked to read later. You can subscribe to the RSS feed here or follow the little robot on the fediverse that toots them out as I bookmark them.

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