A Challenging New Year, 2022, for me at least

23rd st S Arlington VA, a spring New Years Day

Today, I waited for the rain and thunder to pass and had a delicious brunch at Freddie’s, in Crystal City in Arlington VA. I ate on the porch, with the coverings open to let in air that felt like April, not January. Socially distanced, yes, because that’s necessary now.

I will complete some administrative changes and downsizing of other sites, and soon start providing more challenging content on this blog. That will include setting up some special directories for restoring selected content from older blogs which I expect to remove Jan. 3.

Then I will start getting into challenging stuff. That may include (1) my past double life identity (which will become naturally apparent from the setup of this site), and (2) the moral aspects of my own personal agency, which do run afoul of “critical theory”.

(PostedL Saturday, January 1m 2022 at 8 PM EST)

House Hearing Dec 9 “Holding Big Tech Accountable”

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has announced that it will hold a long hearing on “holding Big Tech Accountable” on Thursday Dec. 9, 2021, major link.

(I expect more extensive posts on this site to start around Jan. 3, 2022.)

(Posted: Wednesday, December 9, 2021 at 12 noon EST; Updated Dec. 10 )

Safe Tech Act will be examined in House hearing Dec 1

The Mall facing the Capitol, DC, 2007

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce will consider the proposed Safe Tech Act on Dec. 1, 2021.

The House link is this.

One problem with the legislation is that, as worded literally, the bill would “unprotect” web hosts and domain registrars from Section 230 protection, even though Sen. Warner and other proponents say they “mean” specific paid content items like advertorials. But you have to be very careful with the exact wording of the law, like in English 101 in college. Hopefully this will come up in the hearing Dec. 1.

More details will be provided as content moves to this platform.

(Posted. Nov. 29, 2021 at 11 PM EST)