Cindy and I have leased and managed two domains prior
to SSOL. In early 2000 we taught ourselves basic HTML, FTP
and Adobe Photoshop. We sold our photography online
and had very limited personal sites. Neither if us considered
our lives, work, or opinions would be of any interest to
the wider world.
Enter V-chat, Face Book, and You Tube. The world
changed. Now everybody is a pundit and you can get an
opinion on anything. See Twitter. Some people enjoy a
very comfortable lifestyle as an "influencer." Sounds
like a job for someone with no small amount of gravitas, personal
integrity, and reverence for life. It also has great appeal
for politicians and sociopaths.
SSOL will be our diary. A mini-Meta slice of life devoid of
the sciences of manipulation, data mining, and viewpoint
censorship. It will be our way to contemplate life and the
prism through which we view it. I regret not starting this
in 2000, especially in regards to our family ancestry. Now
is the time.