Paul Laroquod

Shifter around of dots within various kinds of rectangles. [If a link says "Laroquod likes this" it means "Laroquod marked this for later".]

  • 2013-08-17T11:50:13Z via Web CC: Public

    I came back here to delete my account. Turns out I can't, so I guess posting why I wanted to delete my account and never return is the only way to make the statement I wished to make by deleting. I am not against the idea of rebranding & migration, but it has to be done right. A few tests I just did have confirmed that all links to individual Identica posts and conversations are now broken 404. It is not enough to preserve content; one must also preserve the oriiginal canonical URLs or else on breaks the history of the web. Why should I put any more work into posting here, and linking other people to my posts on here, when it seems quite likely that another rebranding and/or migration in the future will just go ahead and break all THOSE links. I had already quit participating here *temporarily* due to what I perceived to be short-term logistical issues, but now there is a trust issue, and that is much harder to overcome. I'd like to delete my account and never return. Certainly I will be suspicioius of any future attempts to get me to join anything on the web from the same people who treated my former contributions so cavalierly. Thanks for reading, the end. #Identica

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    This is my first time using the new interface, so I'm sorry that I don't know how to namecheck people and ended up posting the above notice twice. In answer to some of the comments above:

    If you think I came here to rant, please recall that I came here to delete my account, and was thwarted.

    If you think 'microblogging is transient' then I don't want to use any microblogging platform you would create. I don't even feel the need to explain why -- this is a no-brainer.

    If you think I just don't understand free software, maybe free software just doesn't understand me and will therefore never win me over as a user -- didja ever think that maybe I have absolutely no obligation to be here? That's the way I think and the way most people think. But of course that isn't true, because plenty of people who make free software understand the importance of canonical URLs, in fact there is pretty much no one on the planet who is more anal about the importance of preserving canonical URLs than the free software crowd. I'd be VERY surprised if I were the first to complain about this.

    As for other complaints about, about those I have no clue. I am using it for the first time yesterday and today.

    Finally to Evan, thanks for the response, I do appreciate the personal interaction. The tests I did showed that both notice and conversation URLs were broken. You say you tried to perserve them, it clearly didn't work very reliably, this is months into your product cycle and the low priority you have shown this issue, even if you didn't intend for it to happen, combined with the inability to delete my account at this stage, kind of shows me where your bread is buttered and without wanting to get into a big debate over it (I don't want to return here really) your priorities do not match what I would want to see in a developer. Please do delete my account along with the others who have asked, to whatever extent possible in your system. I'm not going to stomp my feet if there are vestiges left over -- I just don't want to publically appear to be an active user anymore, because that signifies support.


    Paul Laroquod at 2013-08-18T13:00:46Z

    Erkan Yılmaz, simsa0 likes this.

    Good points, Paul. Thx.

    simsa0 at 2013-08-18T16:37:14Z

    Where do you get a social network these days, where your account will actually get deleted if you don't like its features?

    Use *that* freedom of regarding it as the ultimate feature that just wasn't good enough for you.

    If you quit for something better please let me know, because I'm in search of a free decentralised microblog service other than diaspora and friendica (both of them have things that bother *me*)!

    mray INACTIVE at 2013-08-19T21:04:20Z

    Paul - you're right. If individual dents are not preserved (and I suspect it's a significant number not just 1 or 2 that got dropped), it rather begs the question - ' What on earth was the point of the protracted migration ?'

    Sorry to see you go but fully understand your reasoning and your post has even got me thinking.

    Andy C at 2013-08-20T09:37:38Z

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  • 2013-02-27T14:18:34+00:00 via mustard To: Public

    Sorry for my absences but I may as well admit this site is not doing it for me. Repeated fails to fold Identica gracefully into RSS sessions
    I want this site to work I want open solutions to win, but w/o focusing more on making life easy for link monkeys like me it's too uphill.

    Paul Laroquod at 2013-02-27T14:20:15+00:00

    For the record as I'm sure some might object to my reasons, the main prob is seriously underfeatured integration w/browsers i.e. bookmarklet

    Paul Laroquod at 2013-02-27T14:25:03+00:00

  • 2013-02-26T02:06:35+00:00 via mustard To: Public

    "DOJ Admits It Had To Put Aaron Swartz In Jail To Save Face"
  • 2013-02-26T01:34:42+00:00 via mustard To: Public

    "Not surprising that as the law evolves to disrespect the public domain, the public'd grow to disrespect copyrights"
  • 2013-02-26T01:00:20+00:00 via mustard To: Public

    "During several recent extreme weather events these planetary waves almost freeze in their tracks for weeks."

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  • 2013-02-20T12:12:01+00:00 via web To: Public

    "Systems give you something back that you didn't put in," quoth Jonathan Blow. #
  • 2013-02-20T09:20:57+00:00 via web To: Public

    "The distinction between (a) government accusations and (b) proof of guilt is central to every free society."
  • 2013-02-20T08:12:21+00:00 via web To: Public

    How to function as a depressed, solo game developer.
  • 2013-02-20T13:05:08+00:00 via web To: Public

    This is the background 'music' in my ready room this morning. I've half a mind to go to warp.
  • 2013-02-16T08:25:00+00:00 via web To: Public

    File under 'sounds that I hate' — forks sliding across plates, as if they have been perfectly engineered to fall to the floor, every time.
  • 2013-02-15T01:27:14+00:00 via web To: Public

    Canadian politician takes a hard line against zombie invasions from the United States.
  • 2013-02-04T19:06:17+00:00 via web To: Public

    Grand Plans always getting delayed by sudden passions, but if the alternative is a life w/o indulging sudden passion… fuck that.
    ♺ @laroquod: Grand Plans always getting delayed by sudden passions, but if the alternative is a life w/o indulging sudden passion… fuck that

    Paul Pritchard at 2013-02-04T19:16:23+00:00

  • 2013-02-04T18:47:17+00:00 via web To: Public

    You can now dock your N7 spaceship to an airlock! Only, the airlock doesn't connect to anything: just floats in space.
    Most of the search results for 'ubuntu' and 'nexus 7' are about installing Ubuntu on the Nexus 7. Meanwhile they can't even sync.

    Paul Laroquod at 2013-02-04T18:48:17+00:00

  • 2013-01-23T17:51:32+00:00 via mustard To: Public

    Matter is immaterial.
  • 2013-01-19T05:31:39+00:00 via mustard To: Public

    Mustard seems pretty awesome. Way better than the iPhone client I never used. Perfection would be posting to 2 accounts at the same time.
  • 2013-01-09T04:25:57+00:00 via web To: Public

    Picked up a Nexus 7. Any recommendations for a good # Identica client flying out there in the ether, looking for a home to roost? v
  • 2013-01-08T18:12:36+00:00 via web To: Public

    "Stings the roach…delivering venom directly into a part of the roach’s brain…puts the roach in a zombie-like trance."
    Interesting article, odd though it may be to see a *science* writer characterise roaches as 'dirty' and bacteria as 'vile'…

    Paul Laroquod at 2013-01-08T18:13:03+00:00

    It's not bad enough that cockroaches get regularly zombified/enslaved by wasps? They have to deal with anti-roachites, too? Poor buggers.

    Paul Laroquod at 2013-01-08T18:17:58+00:00

  • 2013-01-08T16:49:42+00:00 via web To: Public

    All of the people who go around telling people not to take the internet so seriously, are taking the internet way too seriously.
  • 2013-01-06T17:34:28+00:00 via web To: Public

    "After nearly 12 years of war, the view of foreigners held by many Afghans has come to mirror that of the Taliban."
    @laroquod Welcome back, stranger.

    Lady J at 2013-01-06T19:18:46+00:00