My First Week Without Facebook (#DeleteFacebook)

One week ago today I deleted my Facebook account as a gift to myself. I must be honest and say I was a bit apprehensive about going through with deleting my account—permanently deleting my account. I had been building up to the idea for months. So I’ve had 2 questions about it. 1. How did you go about doing it?… Continue reading
Yes indeed! Tomorrow is the day! Tim unplugs from Facebook! Permanently. So, this is it! Today is my last day on the Facebook platform. I’m not saying goodbye to my friends and family. I’m saying goodbye to the Facebook platform. Remember, there is a difference, a very important difference! You are not your Facebook account, and I’m not mine either.… Continue reading

Okay, Okay! I Was Wrong! Yes, Again…

This past weekend I did another one of my treks1 up Mount Tamalpais. I love being up there, especially when the fog and clouds are doing their etherial dances. Yes, you can expect another time lapse soon! I had positioned my tripod at the edge of a pullout on the side of the road–a pullout with a stunning view. An… Continue reading

Okay, Okay! I Was Wrong! I Can Admit that Now.

Back in 2011 I was angry with Netflix for raising the cost of their DVD shipping service in an apparent attempt to get users to discontinue it and opt into their streaming service. The streaming service had such a limited selection at the time. The poor way they executed their changes seemed to have greatly annoyed me at the time,… Continue reading

Even though I’m Deleting Facebook, Let’s Keep in Touch!

As I’ve mentioned on my blog and on Facebook, I’m deleting my Facebook account on my birthday in a matter of days. But I want to keep in touch with everyone, and I want you to be able to easily keep in touch with me. So, here are some easy ways for us to stay in touch. Ways to Keep… Continue reading

Why I’ve Decided It’s Time to Go

About 15 years ago, I was invited to speak to graduate students at Emory University and at Kennesaw State University (then Kennesaw College) about technology innovation. At the time, I was a huge advocate for exploring how technology could advance education. And while I had some significant concerns about technology, those took a rather distant backseat to the exciting potential… Continue reading

I’m Being Blackmailed! No, Seriously!!

I’m actually being blackmailed! For real! I mean, who ever would have thought?!! I freely admit to trending off the beaten path. But blackmail? Really?! I spent most of the past month chilling out in San Fransisco. Steve joined me for a bit, but when he returned to our home in Atlanta, he found this letter addressed to me in… Continue reading

Do You Really Want This?

I sincerely ask this question because this is the road we are rapidly traveling down. And the destination will be an America none of us will recognize at all. So, if we don’t want to live like this in the very near future, we have to do something about it now. Specifically, let’s talk about just 2 things for now:… Continue reading

Important Announcement for Relatives, Friends, and Colleagues

Like many people, I have grappled with finding a way to use Facebook that keeps me connected to people I love and care about, without compromising my personal serenity or security. I have personally found Facebook less and less satisfying to reach my objective. I have found the platform increasingly ugly. In fact, after experimenting with a variety of use… Continue reading

Please Stand By

This is a public service announcement. As you can see, the visual styling of my blog is a train wreck. I’ve decided to stop paying what I consider extortion1 to WooThemes for the blog theme I’ve been using for years. As a result, with the latest update of WordPress, my blog has crashed and burned visually. I could pay Woo… Continue reading