My Opinion, Tech, Trans

They wouldn’t listen anyway, so…

If there is a group of people that someone has negativity about, why would they listen to them? If a person thinks of says, why, I don’t understand, who would and so on into oblivion, why would they even list to any of ‘those people’?

As a trans person anyone anti-trans would most likely not give me the time of day. Rather, it would be insults, criticism or attempts to word me into being wrong. Why would I listen to them? If there is an inkling of intelligence I might but that is rare to find. Excuses and claims on their position and fighting for every inch or even as much as a single mm to be and maintain they are right is what happens far too often.

What about the homeless or anyone seen as less than or have made mistakes or suffered from a choice of others or themselves.

I could rant for days, but this is quite pointless beyond raising my own blood-pressure so I will not.

I will say that this is an systemic issue in the way we experience society as I see it. Those attitudes are perpetuated by the sales and marketing propaganda, invasive technology and generations of persecuting the have not’s for the benefit of those who do. The ability to freely think is under assault, as is personal choice in the name of ideas that are baseless in their claims. The way I see it, these enable those with power and money to not just hold on but gain and grow.

When anyone aims at a person for who they are, the situation they are in for one reason or many they are adding to the control and wealth of those they are minions of, the ultra rich and powerful are the masters they often unknowingly serve. The best minions are the ones who do not see themselves as such.

Are you a minion? If you even could possibly be, would you change that?

I went to the Netflix Walkout in LA the WikipediA entry has more details. As a trans person I went to peacefully support other trans people. I took the photo in this post there. I do not want or need to boast about this. I do need to say the most important reason I was there, to support people who needed support – period!

I was at many BLM protests after the killing of George Floyd. I am not a member of the black community but I did and do want to support people that need support. Being part of or not of a group does not make anyone important, irrelevant, right or wrong.

Speaking, acting as one knows so much better than those of a group and that group is less or wrong, etc. is a red herring and is pointing a finger in shame to the ones who ARE better. A diversion tactic that is far more effective that it ever should be. If one puts down others, what makes them a god and all knowing? Just stop please and be human, help someone or just move on in silence.

Protest for people to have better to be better or just sit down and be quiet.

A few more photos from the walkout:


If one could…

If someone could stop giving money and data to big tech companies without losing all the capability, are there enough people who would end that relationship?

If you could have the features on a private, non data mined and sold off to the highest bidder place where you had control of your own information, would you?

It has been over a year for me now since I have ordered anything from Amazon or Whole Foods. I do not pay for any Google or Apple cloud services. I stopped giving any money to Microsoft about a decade ago. My end to giving them money has not stopped their profiting from my online existence. They take my data, constantly just as they do yours.

I have this WordPress site and I am fully capable of keeping it while ending any future $’s out of my pocket into WordPress’s hands. I can also secure, manage and maintain full functionality without dolling out more money for plugins and features for sale. I have done this and can just as easily do it again.

I made a choice when I created this blog based on my level of time commitments at the time and like many, I just wanted it to be quick and done.

As time has passed and I have not stopped thinking, planning and implementing my reduction on big tech and a decision is approaching. The question of where do I take this and just how far will I end up going?

There is an unanswered thought that I simply cannot pull out of my mind or the air. That is, are there others with the same or similar desire?

I am sure I have mentioned that I make my income through tech and my spare time is spent in creativity. There are positive and negative aspects. In a way is is helpful to have the right and left brain abilities that I do, on the other it does create a bit of conflict. When I try to find a way to bring these skills together I often go to something around where this post is. What is the best way to keep the good parts of tech and dump the bad?

The best way I see is to end the bleeding of my data and money for the gain of big tech.

As in many parts of my life I feel a bit alone and isolated in ways. There seems to be few if any that give pouring every aspect of their life into the bank accounts of these companies much thought.

My question for you is; do you care about any of this? If you do, would you want to do something about it? Let me know in the comments or my contact page if so.

My Opinion

How I Successfully Refuse

I have been able to do something over a year ago now that I thought would be much more difficult. I am not done by a long way, but much progress has been made. I stopped giving my money to Amazon and thus Whole Foods, etc. This has grown a bit larger in scope than I first thought. I am phasing out Google, Apple, etc. Zero Facebook or Instagram that is for sure and has been so for many years.

To dump Amazon I needed something that would work as some kind of replacement. What I found is not the end or final goal but is a big step. I started with a Shipt subscription at Target. I found that I actually like it much better. Where I live my play a part in this I must admit. I can get groceries in 2 hours along with whatever else the local Target has in stock. The part I like most is the person who delivers is the same as the one who went to get what I ordered. It is also less expensive than a Amazon Prime subscription. I now have a Shipt account and can order from multiple stores. They are all names we likely recognize and so I will phase Shipt out at some point.

What surprised me is I did not just leave it here. I began to make my own liquid soap, shampoo, body moisturizer, exfoliating, etc. I may make some posts on how I went about this.

What I found is amazing. For example, body and face exfoliating. I have tried so many and some very expensive on my income. When I started making some of my own exfoliate I found the easiest one to make is also so inexpensive it is strange to think about. You probably have the ingredients in your kitchen right now for what works better than a above $40 little container I bought a couple times. I do not remember the amounts, but just regular white granulates sugar and just a small amount of olive oil, mix together so the olive oil golds the sugar together just enough and there you go, the best body exfoliating I have ever tried.

I started all this as I hated giving my money to Bezos and the like. What I found is one can make and have the ability to adjust the ingredients to be just what you might need. It does take some trials to get right but the cost and satisfaction is worth it for me.

I took other means to reduce my dependency and shelling out of money to big companies and billionaires and I am making progress, sometimes slower than I would want to.

A few examples are I often light a couple candles (I live in an area open windows are usually not an issue) turn off the lights and chill with a coffee or hot cup of tea.

As I mentioned in the beginning, I may make more posts on this topic and add in details. For example the ways I am not losing functionality and phasing out Apple, Google, etc.

If you have let go of anything like this, please let me know or if you want to do this, tell me what, I might have thoughts to get started.

When Amazon is sad I am:

Down with the billionaires and megacorps!

Long live humans!



I am about at the one year point after dumping Amazon and thus Whole Foods, etc. This is not an accomplishment nor a brag but just an act of self care. I mention this as a lead-in to this web ‘turd’ (as a good friend might refer to it, IDK why?) does NOT use a Google Analytics.

I do this for two primary reasons; one for you and the other for me.

Then there is the umbrella rationale be it sound or not, I just don’t care either way. It might have the potential to give less of you and me to Goggle.

Tech giants and corporations should be left to starve and wither away from lack of data. Yes, I know a drop in the ocean. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Start Walking!

Make Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Apple, all those fuckers horny as hell then lock them in chastity and melt the key! (might as well weld that thing closed or any other meanness you can conjure up!)