I don't post on here much anymore, so many people have lost newsgroups, a
lot of the old members are not around here anymore.
Are many of you on Facebook? I have been posting my works on there for
friends and family to see.
Here is some of my recent work,
If you are on Facebook and I "know" you, add me.
David Eisan - London, Ontario
Facebook? Isn't that one of those sites that are mainly frequented by
women writing about every insignificant detail of their lives to other
women while their husbands are tying up the home telephone for important
What's a "home telephone"?? ;)
I'm with David, while there are a few here on FB, would be nice to see more.
It's like any other tool, social or otherwise ... the "friends" on FB
are folks I've worked and played with in the music world, or
increasingly, woodworking folks I've met here. The common denominator is
sharing a common interest.
One of the advantages of FB is that it adds another dimension to those
folks who post on the wRec that you would really like to know in person,
but due to distance, find that a remote possibility. Also a great way to
keep up with remote family and grand kids.
I was a former member of a usenet/computer group that got overrun by
trolls, now we have a private invite-only group on FB with about eight
people trusted to be admins (read original members). 38 members on the
group now, and a very lively community, more fun. on topic, no trolls etc.
The invite-only being the key, Karl if there is an interest, I can help
you set it up, it took about a year to get to the point it is, first
members have to friend a member, and then invited. There is a document
on the page that links FB names to usenet names if people get confuzed, etc.
We are quite happy with it.
The system will be down for 10 days for preventive maintenance.
A plus is that it tends to add civility to the general discourse ... I feel
like the guys here who are also on FB are indeed "friends", we "know" each
others wives, children, siblings, pets and, as much as mutually allowed,
their interaction with same ... last thing you want to do is to get into a
pissing contest with a friend here, or anywhere else.
I agree that it certainly expands the interaction, in some ways even
more so than a phone. UseNet is pretty darn shallow unless you bump
into folks who one is more familiar with through FaceBook.
I am on the fence a bit as to what extent I am willing to go with it.
My friends have most pertinent info on me already anyway, but not all
know my shoe size. I like to see the faces of those I interact with,
am always curious about their families, pets, hobbies, what they see
when they look out their kitchen window.
My youngest's BFF just came home from an Italian student exchange
after 3 months. As if she never left. My daughter threw a party for
her in our back yard, and at one point, when the bonfire was low, I
looked down from the deck, on that crowd of about 30, and saw at least
20+ little lit-up screens.... they were all together and STILL texting
I say firstname.lastname@example.org is about
to find out what David longs for but was
always afraid to ask.
Of course if you do mail
do ask if his wife is free.
I am sure you will get a response
saying his wife is in the freezer.
Or some such other nonsense from
a Farcebin loser.
I remember you, your name and your face. Saw you working a booth at the
Toronto Woodworking Show several years back just before it changed to the
fall DIY and Great Outdoors Show. It was about that time you mostly stopped
posting to the Rec.
We have an account but it isn't "mine".
I participated in our high school's scholarship selection process this
year. The school Principal warned some of the candidates about
Facebook content. School administrators, counselors, grad school
selection teams and employers are finding way to get access to
Facebook material. Postings about last night's party, a hangover,
drinking, or a conquest are ending up is student files; and in
selection processes. A few months ago I watched an old co-worker get
himself laid off because of less than discreet Facebook comments.
Yeah, I know there will be a rash of comments regarding privacy,
lawsuits, etc. But at the end of the day, when you put it on the
internet, it is on the internet.
I had the biggest damn belly laugh when i read that I almost fell out
of my chair. I can just SEE and HEAR you saying that.
All that was missing was a big **sigh** after that update.
All I would change to make that my profile is "seem to be tired a lot
I can't remember the exact phrase that Keith Bohn used to
use several years ago, but something about "self destruct button"
or a biblical reference to "smote with a vengance"
He always had some really sharp one liners.....
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