Jan. 6th, 2017

Well.

Jan. 6th, 2017 11:17 am
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I've been told that I ought to stop posting on LiveJournal, because the servers have now been moved to Russia, which means they are governed by Russian law, which means something I'm not too sure about but which probably doesn't involve evul Commie tentacles emerging from your computer and sucking out your brains. Dreamwidth is apparently much better and nicer and cleaner and thoroughly safe in all respects, unless you happen to know that one of the founders of DW used to work for LJ and did nasty things while they were there. But never mind that.

I am aware that Russia is now the Big Bad again (Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia) and that we all should go in fear and trembling of what they might do with our personal data. I can't imagine anyone being remotely interested in my personal data, but apparently it's not about me, it's about the hordes of fans who flock to my LJ and hang upon my every utterance, thus putting them in immediate danger of sinister Russian spybots ferreting out their secrets and doing something nasty with them. That's you, by the way, reading this. Yes, both of you.

So, if this concerns you, I would suggest you stop reading this right now and forget you ever knew about my LJ account. Myself, I find the idea of throwing away something for which I paid a not insignificant sum to me back in the day mildly distasteful, especially when what's happened to it since is none of my doing, and I have no idea whether I will feel up to migrating everything over to a DW account which I created for a specific purpose and which I hardly ever look at. So if I do stop posting here, I shall probably retire into obscurity altogether, at least for a time.

And I am just as concerned about sinister spies from America, or Afghanistan, or France or Britain, as I am about those in Russia. I don't know if there is a single government in the world at the moment that I would trust to tell me if it was raining outside, and I don't see that changing any time soon. (Maybe Iceland. There are probably no sinister spies from Iceland ferreting through my data. Probably.) They are all out to get us, and sooner or later they will. Shifting the deckchairs may make us feel a little better, but it makes no long-term difference.

So, if I continue to post here, it's up to you whether or not you read it. If I start posting on DW, ditto. FB, the same. But, as the spectre of Great and Powerful Russia shouts louder and glows with fiercer demonic fire and smoke, do keep looking for the man behind the curtain. Because, you know, I'm really not convinced.

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