So long, and thanks for all the GIFs

If you’re still following along on here and paying attention to my little ol’ Tumblog, you’ll note it’s been a few months since I’ve posted. Lots of reasons for that, but here are the two main ones:

  1. Bandwidth. I only have so much time to devote to social networks. And despite my best attempts to treat Tumblr as just another blog host, it is a social network of a kind. And I’d rather devote my time to Twitter and Facebook, where the majority of my online friends are congregated.
  2. Owning your own space and content. My biggest complaint about Tumblr, especially right now, is that I don’t really own the content I’ve posted here. When they went to version 2.0 of the API, Tumblr killed the few backup/export tools there were for the service. There isn’t a convenient, easy way to get my stuff out of here and move it some place else.

I’ve decided to relaunch my original blog at, in 2018, for long-form stuff. Short posts will live at, and be cross-posted to Twitter and Facebook. I’m not posting directly to Instagram any more, either. My online photos will live either on my site, or Flickr, where I have been a paying Pro member for many years.

If we are serious about our online identities, we need a place where we have control of our content. A place either built on open web standards, like, or one with easy means of exporting our content for use elsewhere. For me, Tumblr is no longer that place.

I’m not deleting my account or turning this blog invisible. It shall remain up, so long as Tumblr lives, encapsulating my time spent here for the past six years. The custom domain of I have been using here is going to be repurposed for my site. Take care, Tumblrs!

Happy Gabriel Allon Day, everyone!

Happy Gabriel Allon Day, everyone! on Flickr.

iPhone home screen, 4 July 2017

iPhone home screen, 4 July 2017 on Flickr.

New Rise Against album

Happy new Rise Against album day, everyone!

iPhone home screen, 5 June 2017


Travis Charest – Darth Vader

I’ve had a new slab of glass and black plastic for just over a week now. While this wasn’t a planned purchase, I can’t say I’ve been unhappy with it. on Flickr.

iPhone home screen, Cinco de Mayo 2017 edition on Flickr.

Changes are afoot

If you follow this blog, you notice it doesn’t see a lot of updates of late. I have likely posted my last here at Tumblr.

If you reach this blog through the domain, that is changing very soon, and this blog will revert to the Tumblr default of Please update your bookmarks accordingly.

Why? Because I’ve come across a better use of the domain, and that’s coming soon.

iPhone home screen, 3 January 2017 on Flickr.