Imminent Domain

My keyboard is very dirty and many keys are sticking. I am typing very solidly to help with this issue. It is not helping, it has taken me so many tries to type those first two sentences! I almost sent an email that started with “God Mooing,”.

A few months ago one of my domain names expired. I still own quite a few because they were like $2.90 a year for the first two years. So the one that expired renewed at like $28.00 a year and I was like, no, not just for my fun and vanity. So I didn’t renew it. The other day I realized that I have some places that reference it and so on a whim I went to the my domain dealer and looked – they were offering it $9.00 for two years! So, I have my domain back and now will forever be the Sirius XM of domains in my head. If you’ve ever had XM and cancelled it you know what I’m talking about.

I am really enjoying using Mastodon again. My son got me started on it a few years ago and it’s always been my own little private area. With the destruction of Twitter moderation and admins and the onslaught of spammers hitting my account there it seemed like a good time to join the exodus to Mastodon. I think people get discouraged because it needs much more interaction than twitter does. Twitter feeds you information and ads and controls more of what you see. With Mastodon you have to go look, and initiate interaction. My method is searching hashtags. I find something I want to see, yesterday it was #shetland the day before #beagle , and then any account that looks interesting I follow. Since there are so many new accounts most of the ones I run across only have a couple of followers which in Twitter world can be scary but here it doesn’t mean much.

One of the other interesting things about mastodon is because it is open source there are tons of apps you can find to view it. This is the original apple version which works very well on my iPad. One my android phone it looks completely different.

If you’ve been thinking about checking it out I encourage you to give yourself a couple of days to wander around and find out how it works. I can tell you that looking up #shetland has brought me some beautiful pictures to look at and a couple of interesting people to follow. I enjoy having access to people in other countries.

Without explanation I give you upside down Tracy in a foil mitt!


  • mb

    November 14, 2022 at 5:16 pm Reply

    I tried to sign up but it didn’t like my password so I said screw it. I will probably try again but some days I am just too tired to function.

    • Tracy

      November 14, 2022 at 5:29 pm Reply

      I’m sorry. I wish I had witty words of wisdom to give you energy but I know it’s physical not mental so I would just sound patronizing and stupid. Probably not very helpful to winter and cold arrive.
      I was going to send you a FB ad this morning – it was a game . A wooden rectangular with a board inside separating the two halves with a small opening in the middle. At either end was some sort of rubber band launcher. it had a bunch of what looked like black checkers but were probably mini pucks and you used the rubber bands to try and shoot your puck through to the other side. Sort of air hockey’ ish. I of course immediately thought of Craig. 🙂

  • mb

    November 14, 2022 at 5:55 pm Reply

    Craig loves games. I’m sure he would have thought was interesting.

    The whole tired thing is so weird and I try to remind myself to appreciate that it is not worse but sometimes it is hard to do.

  • Nina Brown

    November 14, 2022 at 6:47 pm Reply

    I’ll go there. I said goodbye to twitter and the BS that went with it. Not into other peoples political suppositions anymore either…this summer I’m going to be screaming “get off my lawn”

    • Tracy

      November 14, 2022 at 7:57 pm Reply

      Mastodon is definitely a kinder gentler world. I’m still reading twitter but trying to not write. It’s fascinating to see what it’s going to turn into.

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