Farewell to Drivetribe—and a reminder to keep your own copies

Not much of my old Drivetribe channel left now   Sadly, I was late to the demise of Drivetribe—though as some on Reddit point out, the brand still exists on other channels. But as for hosting the content themselves, that ended in January, and we content creators had till then to get our stuff off. […]

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How to end social media censorship

Kristina Flour/Unsplash   This Twitter thread by Yishan Wong is one of the most interesting I’ve come across. Not because it’s about Elon Musk (who he begins with), but because it’s about the history of the web, censorship, and the reality of running a social platform. Here are some highlights (emphases in the original): There […]

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Don’t put your events on just Facebook—they won’t be seen

We’re probably far enough along from the event for people not to know which one I am referring to, as I’ve no wish to embarrass the organizers.    Earlier in 2021, we saw a weekend event that would take place at the ‘Johnsonville Community Hub’. No address was given other than that. Both Duck Duck […]

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Instagram scammers are next-level lazy (and greedy)

This was somewhat disappointing.    This chap contacts me, seemingly wanting permission to repost our Instagram images. His personal info has been removed. Hello there, We have reviewed your page and we truly loved your work!    We’d like to repost your pictures on our profile. Our account is [redacted] and we have over 200.000 […]

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Facebook pages no longer immediately update after you post

With Lucire’s Twitter restored—it was a huge distraction over the last two months with various automatic posting gadgets needing to be reprogrammed, and the Twitter-to-Mastodon cross-poster still does not work (it’s what happens when you modify things that are working perfectly well: it’s impossible to put them back)—we wanted to get some of our social […]

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Lucire’s Twitter account is back

I can’t yet reveal why, but I’ve come across the work of Hong Kong-trained and based designer Caroline Li, and it’s really good. She’s done a lot of book covers, and I know first-hand how hard it is to have a small canvas to work from. Maybe I’m just used to magazines. Check out her […]

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On Lucire’s locked Twitter account: they’re still doing sweet F. A.

Pixabay Twitter, after having done sweet F. A. about Lucire’s locked account, and failing to provide any response since the last lot of evidence was sent to them on the 4th ult., wrote this to me today: After reviewing the reported account, it appears that this issue may have been resolved. Please reply to this […]

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Life in the capital

Amazing what sort of press releases come in. I had no idea that Auckland is our capital, and I was surprised to find that Toronto and Antwerp are as well in the same release. Essential Living is a British firm, from the looks of it, and no, we won’t be publishing this in Lucire.   […]

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Twitter continues playing silly buggers—are they illiterate?

Pixabay It’s hard to believe, but Twitter is far, far worse than Facebook when it comes to straightening things out.    They’ve now asked for my ‘government-issued ID’ thrice and I’ve provided it thrice. It meets all their criteria.    This is the latest bollocks: Hello, We’re writing to let you know that we’re unable […]

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Let’s do some maths on Facebook’s user numbers

Bear with me on some maths here.    Facebook says it will delete a milliard ‘faceprints’. In The Guardian: ‘Facebook will delete the “faceprints” of more than a[n American] billion people after announcing that it is shutting down its facial recognition system due to the “many concerns” about using the technology.’    We know that […]

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