Friday, September 14, 2018

UPDATES 2018

A lot of changes have gone into effect since 2016, when I last updated the site's content.  Most of these have to do with structure and security, such as the "s" at the end of the the "http."  I had no control over that (I could not afford a SSL certificate then, nor can I now); that was done by the host, and we're very grateful for that.

Also, due to losing 14 Windows-based PCs in less than 10 years, I switched to Apple in the Spring of 2017, and the web design program I've used for over 15 years now does not work on Mac.  So, it's less a matter of finding a web design program for Apple than it is the fact that the webpages up now are not going to be compatible, either.

Due to other demands on my time and resources, I simply cannot dedicate myself to re-designing the entire site from scratch at the moment.  While it is financially impossible right now, I plan on having one or two of these Windows machines repaired at some point in the future, and I will try to make small changes through the online website manager in the interim.

Project Wonderful closed, and the banner ads need to be replaced.

I'm also considering a News commentary blog (with a political bend, but comedic take), and actually considering repurposing The Wording for that.  Though I would still post news about updates to the site, as I have in the past.

It's honestly less about "having something important to say" than it is the fact that the online world (and the world, in general) has become so hyper-politicized that it's impossible to avoid discussing politics and news, and all of the active blogs are focused on other things (Cyberculture, Oddities, et.al.).

All of those blogs (see sidebar) are still being updated regularly, by the way, so there is still new content being developed and published all the time.

Yes, our Twitter account was disabled without notice, and not for anything we did or said (as hard as that is to believe... because it's untrue):

I tried to login one day, shortly after the first Purge (of "Russian bots"), and received a message that the account may have been accessed by a third party, and it wanted to call my cellphone.  I don't have a cellphone and, even if I had a cellphone, I'd never added it to my Twitter account.  The whole thing seemed fishy, especially with all the security issues teh Internets has had lately, and I never received anything by e-mail regarding it, so I sent Twitter a message about it.

A week later, the account -- which was opened in 2008, and never even been suspended or "warned" for content -- was terminated without notice.  Still have never received an e-mail regarding "third party access," wanting to send codes to cellphones I don't have, nor the termination.

Twitter's for politicians and celebrities, anyway.  See what I mean about hyper-politicization?

© 2018, The Weirding

Friday, May 25, 2018

GDRP Notice

The Weirding does not intentionally employ cookies nor collect user data of any kind.  If any of our third-party apps, services, or vendors do, we have no control over that -- we refer you to their specific sites for more information on what is collected and how that information is used.  

The Weirding has been online for nearly 15 years and, over that time, we have tried many services, plug-ins, and so forth.  The possibility that some of these remain on the site somewhere is very high.  We do not have our own server, and outsource most of our features (including this blog).

We have always been big proponents of personal freedoms and privacy, but we have little to no control over third parties.  We have long championed the idea that companies such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, and others are in violation of Anti-Trust laws, and should be held accountable to greater levels, but we don't work for any of those companies, and use of their goods and/or services does not, in any way, shift responsibility to us.

Regardless of where you are physically located, be aware that cookies related to The Weirding, and/or services used by or on The Weirding, may be placed on your system, but we don't know what they collect, nor how to access that data, and we absolutely do not sell this information to, nor share it with, anyone.

The Weirding is physically located in the United States of America, and is not subject to foreign nations' laws or strictures. -- we aren't even subject to the laws of other states within the United States  Attempts of any nature meant to force The Weirding to comply to foreign nations' laws, strictures, and/or court rulings will be considered extra-judicious.  This also applies to non-national and unrecognized entities, including (but not limited) to -- ISrael, institutions of any nature, and other corporations, occupations, territories, tribal collectives, and settlements.

© 2018, The Weirding

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

UPDATES May 2016

I am still working on the social media accounts issue(s), but I have gotten some other work done. Thanks to some spurious information I received, I uninstalled Flash from my system and now I can't get it to reinstall under FireFox. Chrome says it is built-in, but I don't use Chrome much (unless I have to -- which appears to now be the case, if I want to use Flash). Honestly, it seemed to be more trouble than it was worth anyway.

Updated Dungeons & Dragons page.
Updated Fantasy Directory
Updated Sci-Fi Directory


© 2016, The Weirding

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

UPDATES - March, 2016

I know it's been a year since I updated the weblog, but I haven't had a computer! Besides, all the changes I've made since then have been minor.

Published 503 error page
Updated Home, Entertainment, 403, 404 design
Updated weblog design, content

There is an issue with commenting on some of the blogs due to a conflict with Google+.


© The Weirding, 2016

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April Updates

We've almost finalized the new design, we're just hammering-out new issues as we go. Still, everything is mostly set in place. You are welcome to visit and let us know what you think - we'd love to hear from you!

The OddBlog was never about recording every, little incident which defies rational explanation but, instead, a sort of curated collection of the weird and inexplicable. The Cybercultralist was always about Cyberculture, not merely a technology magazine. If you thought I'd abandoned these outlets, you're wrong; I simply have not had time to maintain them properly and they've strayed from their roots.

But, now that the heavy-lifting is over on The Weirding, I'm going to have more time to post. Very soon, all of the blogs will be active once again (including this one).you just have to wait it out.

One of the fields into which we are moving is audio/visual. We are still collecting gear and software to aid us in our endeavors but we hope to be prepared to bring you a far superior show (production-wise, at least) as well as maybe some other fare (podcasts, shorts, and more). Note that, due to financial constraints, this will not start happening for a few more months and it will be a few weeks before you start noticing major changes.

We'll do our best to roll-out everything smoothly and with as little incident as possible.

© 2015, The Weirding