So long identi.ca

So I just severed the link from G+ to my identi.ca account and will not be posting on there again. I’m pretty depressed the service that was the bastion of freedom now seems to be a playground that may only be enjoyed if you abide by rules set by other users rather than the developer. I’m so glad nobody on G+ starts bitching “Your posts are too long” or “Sick of the crap you post” I’m saddened people think it’s okay to use hardware for other purposes than it was designed for, and willing to use software and code for purposes that it was not originally created for and yet feel that it is not acceptable to try to write messages that are outside the 140 character limit, in my world that’s called double standards.

Evan Prodromou, the man behind identi.ca did a poll the other day asking basically if the users wanted a change. One of the questions being “Like Twitter 140 characters” of course this (So far) has the most votes. Do you not realise folks you are voting to keep on using floppy disks ffs! Maybe you’d like to go back to using the limitations of cassette tapes? The service was fun when it started and most of us abided by the 140 rule simply because we only had two choices Facebook or your own Blog. I like others liked the idea of FOSS social network service, most of these services grow with their user base and the users expectations Facebook and G+ are forever rolling out new features to enhance their member’s experience however a minority on identi.ca seem determined to stifle growth clearly this is about control. True I have not been identi.ca’s best advocate of late pointing out on numerous occasions it’s short comings and failures having said that this did not stop me continuing to show support for it by using it however clearly I was mistaken in making sure friends I’d made could still receive my musings even if I wasn’t physically on the floppy disk service. No it would seem the only way you can stay on there or at the very least have anyone communicate with you was by sticking to Users rules.

Yep I am pretty pissed off, I am right so don’t bother trying to tell me I’m wrong. If you want to enforce rules on me or anyone else you need to re-evaluate your freedom membership. At the end of the day all you saw was half a message for Christ sake! If that was me I’d either ignore it or take the piss but I suppose some people have nothing better to do than piss on other people’s parade.

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2011 Predictions

OK so really I should have done this sooner but as they say “Better late than not at all”. So what are my predictions for 2011?

  1. Ubuntu will announce their very own Kernel thus establishing it as an Operating System in its own right.
  2. 3D desktop something along the lines of what Project Looking glass’s originals goals was given all the hype and excitement about 3D at the minute.
  3. The sale of twitter.
  4. The sale of Facebook.
  5. MS will release or at the very least announce the proposed release Microsoft Linux (Possibly SLED).

I can only think of these five for the minute if I think of any more I’ll cheat and add them.

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