Abandon all hope ye who enter here…it’s Klawchat!

Did you hear the one about the baseball writers talking about evolution? This is a good one. A couple of weeks ago, ESPN analyst Curt Schilling began using his Twitter account as a platform to talk about the many failings of the theory of evolution. Unfortunately for Mr. Schilling, his tweets revealed a complete lack […]

What I Want Ello To Be When It Grows Up

After the initial discovery period of figuring out what Ello is, I’m now trying to figure out what I want it to be and whether or not that’s where the developers are heading with this project. What I do want: 1. A modicum of privacy and no “real names” requirements. 2. An interface that’s lightweight, […]

The story so far (Ello-wise)

My first, long-ish post on Ello with attempts at formatting and all that good stuff is here. Why yes, I finally figured out how the permalinks work, or maybe they just suddenly started working, but I’m guessing the former. TL/DR: It’s pretty, it’s buggy, it’s interesting, and the UI can be really hard to read […]

Ello, is it me you’re looking for?

(do you have any idea how hard it is to write something about Ello and not do some sort of silly play on words?) Ok, last update for the night: Paul Budnitz and Todd Berger, Ello co-founders, both say that concerns over their venture cap investors and the potential “exit” postulated by Aral Balkan are […]

Ello, Ello again

(an aside: Have you ever seen anything blow up out of nothing the way Ello has? There are probably several good theses in the story of the initial proliferation of the site and the fact that everyone seems to be talking about it) There’s a very good argument for avoiding Ello to be made, and […]

After yesterday’s trainwreck of a post…

You ever write something, post it, and then go back and think “Geez, that’s a really crummy post?” Today, let’s follow it up with something even more unthinkable: What I Admire About The Tea Party – by WTF Pancakes The Tea Party are all about responsive politics. If Republican candidates don’t act on Tea Party […]

I Need To Be Somebody Else For A While

You know, sometimes when you wallow in snark and negativity and you’ve just trained yourself to notice all the things that are wrong in the world, it can really mess with your head. I needed to take a few days off to re-set myself; I feel like I was starting to cross the line between […]