19 January 2014
First Post From Path – a Test
This is just a test to see how Path posts to WordPress, which I just hooked it up to. – with Linda at Casa de Ladd
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About Rick Ladd
I retired nearly 13 years ago, though I've continued to work during most of the time since then. I'm hoping to return to work on the RS-25 rocket engine program (formerly the SSME) which will power our return to the moon. Mostly I'm just cruising, making the most of what time I have remaining.
Although my time is nearly up, I still care deeply about the kind of world I'll be leaving to those who follow me and, to that end, I am devoted to seeing the forces of repression and authoritarianism are at least held at bay, if not crushed out of existence.
I write about things that interest me and, as an eclectic soul, my interests run the gamut from science to spirituality, governance to economics, art and engineering. I'm hopeful one day my children will read what I've left behind.
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January 19th, 2014 at 11:25 pm
Looks like it worked fine. I’m curious about why you decided to use Path. Is it easier? More private/flexible? I wonder if it works in China. I hadn’t heard of Path before. I wonder how they plan to make money. But then I’ve wondered that about a lot of the internet. Not that making money’s the only thing, of course, but for a business, it seems at least a fairly essential aspect.
January 20th, 2014 at 8:19 am
Hi Andrea – Yes. It worked pretty good, though it didn’t provide a headline; I had to add that after the fact. It also left out Linda’s last name, which is probably a good thing.
I have a fair number of friends who are involved in tech at one level or another, so I’m frequently being asked to try new apps or I’m just introduced to them because.
I think my use of Path came about via a friend who is a well-known information architect. He likes it because he can limit his sharing to a specific group of friends. I like it because it allows me to post simultaneously to Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare. I could also post to Tumblr and, as you see, I can now post to WordPress. Since I have my FB posts forwarded to Twitter, and my WordPress posts forwarded to FB and Tumblr, I’m not sure how much overlap I will create with my posts; I’m experimenting and, sometimes, letting the chips fall where they may. My ratio of patience to give-a-shitness has been changing as I age.