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Today’s mix covers everything from Ebola to Rush Limbaugh. Today with added aliens. Enjoy. Continue reading
I’ve been playing with hashtags since at least 2012, when I first blogged about the subject and shared some of my favorite personal hashtags. I don’t think Twitter nvented the hashtag, but starting in 2009, they certainly fostered the trend. In any case, both the inventor and the popularizers have my thanks and praise.
Hashtags are really coming into their own with journalists and social justice warriors worldwide. They’re helpful as advertising hooks to publicize and comment on specific events, both non-profit and commercial. There’s even a new word that’s been invented. “Hashtivism” is the noun that describes people who use hashtags in promoting their favored causes online, an activity that is now referred to as hacktivism. Here’s a bit of my tongue-in-cheek hacktivism:
There are aging and arthritic tree sloths with quicker reflexes than the memory/processor/hard-drive combo in my MacMini!
In under a minute I will be starting the ugrade process for my MacMini, to move it into Yosemite Valley OSX. I am nearly completed with the backing up of what is going to get backed up. I am a bit nervous since my barely tolerable MacMini is crippled by whatever minimum RAM memory configuration it came loaded with. Curiously, I have not “user-servicable” upgraded it. It also has a mechanical hardrive that probably came out of the Apollo era. Live-bogging the upgrade after the jump.