Friday, November 30, 2018

Onward To New Horizons....(or greener pastures, depending on you perspective)

Moving On:

Facebook is good for - Pets Photos and Vacations Pictures

Facebook is not good at - Everything else.

As time passes, Facebook has sandwiched us into a more and more restrictive environment that cannot be linked to anything outside the platform. Then there is the layout right out of the National Enquirer and constant reminders of your past.

So like Douglas MacArthur, I am going to be a good soldier and just fade away on Facebook. I am not leaving, but if you want to see my content, you are going to have to look elsewhere. Fear not, it won’t be hard to find.

I am moving my online focus to:

Flickr - Images, everything I think is worth looking at.

Blogger - Where I actually write and document life It is called ‘Cinema Cycle’

Strava - Only used to track workout information

Twitter - This is where I now rant (on occasion), but don’t expect it to be politically correct. This ain’t Facebook.

If you look me up at these links you will find my own layouts with no like buttons, only comment fields. No data mining, no memes, surveys or advertisements for things I searched for 6 months ago.

I will still be on Facebook, stuff will get cross linked / posted and show up in my Facebook feed (for as long as Facebook allows it). But I ain’t doing no more ‘likes’ (it is just data mining people). <but I will comment on your ‘original’ Facebook posts on occasion>.

I have gotten to that stage where I am shooting for a bit more control and creativity and less of making the Zuckerberg’s more money.

Cinema Cycle - 300

A re-writing of ancient history to be sure, with lots and lots of blood and gore. But if you get passed all that, what you have is lavish use of CGI that creates history as an almost moving painting done by the masters. Beautiful and revolting to watch at the same time.

Cinema Cycle - The Avengers '67 Vol 10

This series reached it's stride in this season, in color, with the updated theme song, and obvious sexual tension between Steed and Peel. Of particular delight, if you are British Auto Enthusiast, is the second episode titled "Dead Man's Treasure" that is essentially a visual fest as Steed and gang motor across England in 1960s vintage British Sports Cars.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Cinema Cycle - Cosi Fan Tutti [Mozart / Sellars]

Nothing like cycling through 3 and a half hours of 18th century Italian Opera. A bizarre and surreal telling of the Mozart work, updated to a 1950s diner. An interesting look at what was considered a 'modern day' musical when it was first performed.

Cinema Cycle - Gossip Girl S1 E2

This series appears to be a prequel to 'Sex and the City', with young, affluent Caucasian youth running rampant in a New York social elite scene. Laughably, before the invention of Facebook or Twitter, so everyone is texting gossiping) back and forth to each other.