• Sometimes, WordPress caching is more of a headache than the gains it nets, so I’ve disabled W3Cache on my site (for now).

  • I’m back to WordPress using Amazon Lightsail. The speed is impressive and the cost is 30% better than Digital Ocean with better VPS specs. Setup was easy following Amazon’s instructions and other blog articles. Highly recommended.

  • I’ve resurrected the WordPress blog for a cool project… More to come soon.

  • I’m struggling whether I should stick with Micro.blog as an additional platform at my jimmitchellmedia.net domain. It’s great and has a nice community, but I keep coming back to one blog to rule them all – this one. Hopefully I can make a decision by the end of the long weekend.

  • No, my esteemed co-worker… I will not “give” you a login into the system I’m responsible for to “poke around.” Would you give me access to yours to do the same? I doubt it. Good day, sir.

  • I’ve decided that I’m simply going to hibernate my Twitter account for now. I don’t plan to use it, but don’t want to lose it either. Maybe one day it’ll be worth tweeting again.

  • That’s it. I’m done — for good this time. I’ve left Twitter and there’s no reason to go back, whatsoever. I’ve killed my account and am going all in on Mastodon. You can find me at https://mastodon.social/@jimmitchell if you make the move to the Fediverse yourself.

  • I switched over to micro.blog for a few days, thinking I might prefer to go that route over running my own VPS, but it’s just not for me. Publishing my own WordPress site is what works best for me, so we’re back.

  • And just as fast as changes were made yesterday, I’ve switched them back. I should know by now that I’ve already dialed the site in as I want it and I should just stop messing with it.

  • I decided to make some blog changes tonight. I’ve defaulted the home page to the latest full post with navigation to the previous post at the bottom. I removed featured images and removed reference to the custom Proxima Nova web font I was using. We’ll see how long I choose to keep it this way.

  • Okay, so I just can’t stay away. Twitter account reactivated in hopes one day, somehow, shit will get better. That and hoping that followers there will be able to find me at https://mastodon.social/@jimmitchell when they finally decide to jump to the Fediverse themselves.

  • The move from a (slow as hell) shared hosting half way around the world in the UK to my own Digital Ocean VPS located in San Francisco is complete, as is the move to a new domain.

    All in all, a few days to accomplish with all the server tweaks and getting the old domains to redirect to the new one. I’m happy with the results. Now it’s time to get writing again!

  • Done. I have left Twitter once and for all. I don’t care that I was in the first 600K users. It’s become a shitshow and I just can’t watch it anymore.

  • A sad day indeed…


  • I woke up this morning to a Twitter notification that SMS MFA will only be for Twitter Blue subscribers soon. So typical of the Space Karen.

    I’m keeping my account for now, but I doubt I’ll use it for anything meaningful until the fool leaves and someone who has real vision is at the helm.

  • The final straw has been drawn with Twitter. Elon Musk cutting off API access to 3rd party Twitter clients without warning is a cunt move.

    I usually won’t use language like that, but I call them as I see them and Elon Musk has 100% proven himself to be a cunt.

    Goodbye, Twitter. You could have been something used for change, but your new owner is nothing but a fucking moron.

  • Got the Apple Watch Ultra today. My initial thought? This is the watch I wished Apple would have made from the start. It’s nice and big and is simply a work of art. More thoughts to come in a review post.

  • As a 2023 commitment, I’m going to try to micro-journal every day using the DayOne app. Instead of writing one summary journal at the end of the day, I’m going to write short summaries of different events as they happen through the day.

  • Starting off 2023 purchasing an Apple Watch Ultra. Part of me feels guilty, but the other part is giddy with excitement. A follow up post to review will come in a week or so.

  • And… I changed my mind again. I don’t use social media enough and with the choices being made at Twitter, it’s not worth having the accounts. Everything deleted as of last night. LinkedIn put in hibernation mode because I may need it again in the future.