Tell someone BEFORE they die

Chadwick Boseman: Tributes pour in for Black Panther actor

He kept his illness private and that deserves admiration.

But words you say after someone dies mean nothing. Zero. Fuck all.

It’s just you doing the ‘social’ thing, the ‘expected thing’

Pointles but it feeds your ego.

If you love someone, value someone, care about someone, then tell them today. Now.

Email, Signal, a voice call.

It matters

Filmrise on Amazon

Find the show I want to watch
Have to install the Filmrise App
Do so, search, find what I want


Moments after starting, because Filmrise assumes I have the attention of a rock, adverts

Natwest bank
then the same Natwest bank ad
it repeats
and again
and yes, AGAIN

FIVE identical ads


Filmrise – is shite like that that drives people like me to better sources. Fuck you

I checked the WP plugins directory and could not find a plugin that will change any/all youtube links to the more privacy friendly

Does one exist?

In the meantime I will check the syntax and run a search/replace SQL for this site.

It’s been a while so .. Fuck Google.

The sooner more people realise that the better.

The Editor of

In whatever search engine you prefer – hopefully not Google – enter this into the search box and click to Search “After Math”

The editor of Engadget has to mean that the article is discussing something as a result of a mathematical exercise. “After Math” means “Something that happens following Math” (or as everyone else would say ‘Maths’)

Or does the editor mean “Aftermath” ?

If the latter, sack the existing editor.

Longreads is dead

Longreads follows the same fate as After The Deadline, Intense Debate, CloudUp and probably others I have forgotten.

Does not bode well for tumblr or that other blogging thing that predates WP.

WordPress & Google

Spent some time earlier tightening up what I want automatically blocking on my home network.
Top of that, and it will always be top, is Google.
Fuck Google. In every way possible.

I checked this site.
It is a normal WP install with 4 plugins:
Classic Editor
Email Subscribers & Newsletters (new addition so I do not have to use Jetpack)
Viper’s Video Quicktags Migrator (been here forever)

Among others I use the Firefox extension uMatrix to block nasty / privacy invading stuff.
This is what I see here in a Private Firefox Window:

I had no idea that giving Google data is baked into WordPress.

 link rel='dns-prefetch' href='//'

If anyone knows what I can edit to remove this I’d love to know.