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Ladies and Gentlemen, a giant has passed. A man I consider a personal friend has left his blog which has been updated nearly daily since 1999.

You are already missed, G-Man…

The Long Goodbye. Friday, April 13, 2018: As of today, dangerousmeta! is no longer being actively updated.

Source: dangerousmeta!

Goodbye, Facebook…

Sensing the ‘net, garret signal boosted Kevin Bankston’s post: Want to stop info of yours from going out over Facebook’s API? and I followed the instructions therein.

By opting out of Facebook’s The Platform I can no longer share my blog posts as a Facebook posting. After a bit, I decided that was just fine.

“So I got that goin’ for me, which is nice” —Carl Spangler Caddyshack

This Twitter Thread About a Fashion Show is the Best Dystopian Novel We’ve Read in Ages

This is one of the funniest things of this type (‘Really? How many ‘Things of this type’ are you tracking?) I have seen in some time…

“In my secretest heartest of hearts,” artist Jared Pechacek wrote on Twitter, “I have thought that some couture collections look like something you’d put together to amuse the clan when, while foraging, you come across a collapsed mall from the Times Before.” Don’t believe him? He turned the A.F. Vandevorst’s spring 2018 collection into a tale of survival, suspicion, frantic attempts to build community and tradition, and fabulous clothes in a postapocalyptic wasteland.”

Source: This Twitter Thread About a Fashion Show is the Best Dystopian Novel We’ve Read in Ages

This came via Garret.

CDC’s Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation (WT??)

Let me just say, “Stop this crazy nonsense!”

I came to this via dangerousmeta! but I’m sure #45’s antics have nothing to do with this upcoming event on January 16, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. (ET).

“While a nuclear detonation is unlikely, it would have devastating results and there would be limited time to take critical protection steps. Despite the fear surrounding such an event, planning and preparation can lessen deaths and illness. For instance, most people don’t realize that sheltering in place for at least 24 hours is crucial to saving lives and reducing exposure to radiation. While federal, state, and local agencies will lead the immediate response efforts, public health will play a key role in responding.

Join us for this session of Grand Rounds to learn what public health programs have done on a federal, state, and local level to prepare for a nuclear detonation. Learn how planning and preparation efforts for a nuclear detonation are similar and different from other emergency response planning efforts <…>”

Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation

Source: CDC

Eighteen Years Ago…

On this day in 1999, I joined a substantial number of people in starting a blog. Then mine was called ‘blivet’. blivet was on EditThisPage though many were using other hosts and software such as Blogger. This was long before whatever has been proclaimed as ‘The Start of Blogging’ like ‘War Blogs’, ‘Mommy Blogs’, etc. It was a longer form, prior to the idea that you could use 144 characters to communicate something besides a grocery list.

Happy 18th anniversary to all the bloggers there at the start and the friends I made then. I will not attempt a listing as I will forget someone and feel horrible.

Here’s to 18 more!