So starting off, I changed the look of the site. I hope everyone likes it…and if you don’t too bad cause I do.

I’m going to attempt to get back to posting on a more regular basis (hopefully daily). I’ve had some things going on and needed a break.

Today is Inauguration Day. I’m filled with such anger, worry, and sadness that I refuse to even think about Twittler today and so instead today I’m only posting positive things. Rest assured that tomorrow I’ll resume my posting about his many downfalls, but today I can’t even.

So here’s some things that make me smile:

The Overwatch community continues to surprise and delight me. This tribute to a fallen player is both moving and a terrific way to pay tribute to their lost friend.

Overwatch Players Honor Fallen Friend With 12-Gun Salute

Via-Kotaku by Nathan Grayson

Our first close up of Saturn’s little moon Daphnis

Cassini Just Gave us A Rare Look at Saturn’s ‘Wavemaker’ Moon

Via-Gizmodo by Rae Paoletta

Trump transition team appointments indicate a bid to dismantle net neutrality

Via-TechCrunch by Devin Coldewey

Trump has appointed two Net Neutrality adversaries to his transition team.Jeffrey Eisenach and Mark Jamison. Read the article above for info on these two characters. The abolishment of Net Neutrality has long been a Republican goal, it means more money for them and their lobbyists and less access and more expense for us.

Twitter Just Banned a Bunch of Alt-Right Mouthpieces

Via-Gizmodo by Sophie Kleeman

Twitter’s terms of service are clear:

You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease. We also do not allow accounts whose primary purpose is inciting harm towards others on the basis of these categories.

As you can expect the banned account holders are none to happy and are responding in the fashion that got them banned in the first place. Said Richard Spencer,

“I am alive, physically, but digitally speaking, there has been execution squads across the alt right. It’s something like the Night of the Long Knives [Adolf Hitler’s 1934 killing of several Nazi leaders].”

 

“It is corporate Stalinism,” he continued. “There is a great purge going on. They are purging people on the basis of their views.”

Look, if you spew hate and advocate violence then you shouldn’t expect that you are going to be allowed to do it on a social network, especially when you signed the terms of agreement when you created your account. The First Amendment prevents the government from infringing on your right to free speech, it doesn’t prevent Twitter from banning you for violating their terms of service (that once again…and let me make this clear YOU AGREED TO WHEN YOU CREATED YOUR ACCOUNT).