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dtgeek

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I'm the owner of Diverse Tech Geek (a tech blog) and Diverse Media Notes (a media blog), both also covering diversity issues. Interested in comics and animation. Pronouns: he/him. 🏳️‍🌈

#media #technology #blogging #diversity #comics #animation #BlackMastodon

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dtgeek, to blogging
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New post: Blog status update (June 2024): I've brought back my blogroll to my site. Also, my thoughts on why blogging still matters versus the state of social networks and Google (AI, algorithms, bigoted trolls etc.).

https://www.diversetechgeek.com/blog-status-update-june-2024/

#blogging #Google #socialmedia

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Thr state of online things...

Google: "AI search results! You won't have to visit actual sites! Plus our SEO rules are mercurial and arbitrary anyway. But websites better comply if they want traffic, such as it is!"

Meta: "We're using your posts for our AI machine and made it difficult to impossible to opt out! But you can pay to boost visibility to some followers within our non-chronological algorithm."

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Twitter: "Freedom of speech! By which I mean no moderation against my favorite 4chan-like posters; get lost, 'Black Twitter'. Also, mock me and you're banned. Good thing governments, companies and news outlets won't leave, no matter what... a captive audience!"

TikTok: "Video, the future of social media! Hope you're young, have time and energy to make and edit video, and also telegenic! Also, we might be banned in the US soon."

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Long as I'm mocking social media...

Mastodon: "We don't need text based post search by default or easily finding other followers because... federation reasons. And what hashtags are for, I... guess? Also, hope you like Linux?"

Bluesky: "Sure we don't have a clear business model, still missing features even Twitter and Mastodon have, and felt the need to reinvent the wheel with our own federated protocol nobody uses, but we do have... sh*tposting? Also, go back to Mastodon, tech nerds."

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@ComicContext

"I thought Windows 11 could handle this, Alfred."

"I know, but Windows 11 also insisted it could handle all your needs with AI. Which it didn't. In other news, it's now recording everything we're doing on the Batcomputer with something called 'Recall'..."

"(Face in hands) How soon can we get Barbara here to install Linux?"

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Can any of you think of media where there's adult characters over 30 (not college age/twentysomething) who like video games?

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PayPal is building an ad network based on your Venmo data - The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/28/24166381/paypal-building-ad-network-transaction-data

#venmo #PayPal

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Tom King and Dan Parent will make Archie Comics history in special one-shot this August
https://www.comicsbeat.com/archie-the-decision-one-shot-tom-king-dan-parent/

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The "decision" should be... Betty and Veronica both dump Archie, since they can do better than him? 🙂

(Also, Moose and Midge need to break up ASAP. Again, who wants a boyfriend who's violent, jealous, controlling, and Ralph Wiggum-level-stupid?)

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@box464 from what little I've heard about Moose in "Riverdale," there's probably a whole bunch of other questions raised...

I know it's slapstick, but think my dislike of bullies (and the aforementioned stuff) made Moose ultimately rub me the wrong way. Seeing the 12th 60s-era digest reprint where he hospitalizes Reggie for trying to hit on Midge, or the 80s story where he beats up Jughead (after stalking Midge) for taking a gift from her, well...

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@box464 I used to buy the digests for one niece; at the time, not a lot of kid-friendly comics (she wasn't into superheroes). Flash forward to now, where for another niece, I have a ton of choices for graphic novels, all with more modern premises/elements. (Also it's now $10 for an Archie digest, or what a graphic novel runs...yikes.)

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@box464 I appreciate Archie trying new things/to modernize things in the 2010s (Kevin Keller, etc.). But still, it doesn't seem like a match for "Dog Man"/Raina Telgemeier/the ton of other kids' graphic novels out now. (Plus the manga boom on top of that.)

At this point (between the competition, the digests' cost, not seeing it show up in book channel comic sales figures, etc.), it feels more like a nostalgia brand? I wonder how it's doing as a company (esp. w/"Riverdale" over)...

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dtgeek, to ai
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Scarlett Johansson told OpenAI not to use her voice — and she’s not happy they might have anyway - The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/20/24161253/scarlett-johansson-openai-altman-legal-action

#ai

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Tech question: What do all of you use for an email provider (or providers) besides Gmail?

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@timrichards @ComicContext "it's a mullet! The hip, with-it haircut of the 90s! I need to show that I'm cool! Now excuse me while I record 'The Simpsons' on my VCR, have a Crystal Pepsi and then listen to my new Smashing Pumpkins CD."

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Today’s the birthday of Superman foe the Parasite.

(Art by Denys Cowan, Alex Saviuk, Ty Templeton, and Joe Brozowski.)

#1976DCCalendar #DCComics #comics #Superman

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The Firestorm cover is apparently the Parasite's first post-Crisis appearance. His origin: the same as the original, but secretly manipulated by Darkseid because he somehow remembered the pre-Crisis version, despite Crisis/Byrne's reboot supposedly getting rid of such. 😒

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Parasite got another origin after infinite Crisis: eating a tainted-by-toxic waste donut while at LexCorp.

Can see why the DCAU just stuck with the pre-Crisis version. 😉

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Wonder if @ComicContext also applies that "Hal Jordan ruins everything" hashtag to the second Air Wave, who's also named Hal Jordan. (The GL Hal is his cousin.)

dtgeek, to HashtagGames
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BATMAN: Yes, I do donate plenty to charity to help Gotham. But contrary to the Fox News crowd, you need strong government programs to help, too! Speaking of which, the previous president belonged in Arkham, not the White House! What kind of person views Clark Kent as an "enemy of the people" for doing his reporting job?! (Sees camera start to pan away) Wait, don't cut me off--- (cuts to a DC Comics "technical difficulties" test pattern)

#FictionalCharactersConfessions
#HashtagGames #Batman

dtgeek, to ai
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Jerry Seinfeld Blames "Extreme Left" For The Demise Of Comedy On TV
https://deadline.com/2024/04/jerry-seinfeld-extreme-left-death-of-comedy-on-tv-1235898787/

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