Saturday, August 3, 2019

Goodbye, Blogger

This will be my last post to this blog, which is powered by the Google-owned Blogger platform. In the future you will find me here on a self-hosted solution using Wordpress.

When Google+ was alive those were good times for blog owners who used Blogger. Google's search engine favored G+ posts and Blogger articles in results. Posting a link to a Blogger blog article on G+ was a guarantee of hundreds or thousands of readers.

Alas, G+ is dead and Blogger seems to be merely an afterthought for Google today -- clunky, dated and relegated to the back burner.

I personally am trying to get away from feeding Google's insatiable appetite to know everything about its users. That has meant using another search engine and abandoning services such as Google Drive that I have used for many years. I even switched from Android mobile devices to an iPhone and iPad.

So, it's adios to Blogger as well. Look me up at my new home.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Lee Iacocca: Farewell To An American Icon

Lee Iacocca has passed away. While his name isn't familiar to most people today under the age of 60, in his prime Iacocca was renowned as a car man extraordinaire; one of the "old guard" executives in the auto industry whose vision helped to propel first Ford and then Chrysler to the heights of success.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Quits, Will We Notice?

Longtime Trump confidante and press secretary Sarah Sanders announced recently that she is leaving the position at the end of June and heading home to Arkansas. Ordinarily, the first question on everyone's mind would be, who is going to replace her?

Not very many people seem concerned about who will take over the job because the job really hasn't existed for some time. Sanders has not held a briefing in months. Reporters have said the podium in the briefing room literally has a thick coating of dust on it.