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Open Source 'Twitter' Could Fend Off the Next Twitpocalypse

One reason why I continue to resist putting much effort into Facebook and Twitter is that, when I do so, my work disappears into someone else’s database. If someone else decides to start charging me to view my own archives, or the links other people create to my content, then the visibility of my work suffers. An open source alternative to Twitter sounds like a great solution. Twitter — or,…

Choose Your Own Buzz Lightyear

I was on the road (and away from a computer) for the past few days, on a little family outing.  My wife brought along a copy of Choose-Your-Own-Adventure #4 that she picked up cheap at a library sale. The cover of this book, originally published in 1979, features a big-jawed space hero in a suit that sports a familiar color scheme. The title of the CYOA book is Space and…