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"Those who go mad are merely thoughtful souls who failed to reach any conclusions." - Bloodborne

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The new Twitter UI is dumb. Here's how to fix it.

So Twitter got a redesign and now that everyone has been forced to use it, most people dislike or just outright hate it. Fortunately, there does seem to be a way to fix the problem in the form of a browser addon. There's a Firefox and Google Chrome version. How long these will continue to work, I don't know. But for now, here's the links.

Firefox: GoodTwitter

Chrome: GoodTwitter

Or, just open the addon interface in your browser and search for "GoodTwitter" without the quotes. Let me know if this works, or stops working, for you.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Stop calling them "journalists."

So I thought I would post more on here than just recent YouTube uploads. I haven't done that in some time, so here goes.

I think we need to stop referring to people who blog about video games professionally as "journalists."

Back at the start of GamerGate, it was pretty clear to a lot of people that something was rotten with gaming "journalism." While GG was well-meaning, I think it was ultimately ignorant as to what the true issue was. You see, we thought the problems involved a lack of ethics, journalistic standards, professionalism. We contacted advertisers to pull sponsorship from unethical news sources and petitioned them to update their policies.

After a while, it became clear that we weren't just looking at a slight lack of ethics. Journalism as a whole, video game or otherwise, had been infiltrated by radicals. Political extremists, mostly of the far-left variety. People who were trying to use their status as "journalists" to push their politics. These people weren't just lacking in "journalistic professionalism" they were out of their mind. They were never "journalists" to begin with.

You'll see stuff like this all the time. These people complaining about and outright attacking their audience, gamers. They have no standards, no professionalism, very little actual sanity. They're activists. At best, they aren't gaming journalists, they're bloggers.

That's what I propose we call them from this point forward. Gaming bloggers. As bad as most "journalism" these days is, these people are even worse than that. These people aren't reporting objective facts, digging up information people need and treating their audience fairly. They certainly don't deserve the title of journalist.

What do you think?

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Fuse Man - Mega Man 11 #5