I'm a content creator

October 20, 2022 - Reading time: 2 minutes
## I am not your typical content creator! Chances are you landed here looking to see who I am and what I am about. Well, I am Unkle Bonehead. Yes I wear that moniker with pride. Why? Because that is what many people, friends, and family have come to call me irl. It was given to me by my best friend of nearly 25 years, John. Most people just call me Bonehead or Boner to shorten it up a bit. I am not your typical content creator. I dont create content for you or you or even you over there. I do it for me. I do it because I find it fun, engaging and even relaxing at times. I guess I'm selfish in that respect? I dont know. People have called me an asshole, arrogant and self centered. And they are right. They always want to tell me how I should analyze my audience and cater my content to them. They laugh cause I've been on YouTube for several years and only reached 35 subs just recently. I've produced close to 15 different podcasts over the years and only 3 had over 50 subscribers. Do I care? No. Because I am not creating content for money. I'm not creating content to be famous. I'm not creating content for recognition. I'm doing it because it's fun and anybody can do it. If they want to do it. It's not hard at all to do. I like to call myself a Defluencer. Thats an Influencer that is and has decentralized conten. Who also encourages others to create. have and be decentralized as well. I like to create a variety of content. Anything from graphics, videos, audio, music, etc. This is mainly due to my never ending love of tech and learning all I can about it. It's fueled by my ADD and you will find that I will randomly move on to the next thing when something new and shiny catches my attention. ### Podcasts and Videos I've produced many podcasts over the years. Some can still be found out there on the inter webs if you look hard enough. The most current ones or at least the ones I wish to keep pursuing, can be found on [DefluenceMeTV](https://defluence.me). That is my Peertube instance and where I plan to archive some of my personal favorites. I do one podcast that I do wish to cultivate and make tailored content for since I do it with a cohost and the purpose of the podcast is to defluence people away from the old stand by of Web2 technologies and get them to understand what Web3 is actually about. Heres the dirty little secret that is overshadowed by the "get rich quick" scammers of the crytpo bros is that Web3 is all about the individual and your right to ownership of your personal data. I'll go more into that at some point in the future. You can find the Defluenced Podcast [here](https://defluenced.online).

The Troll takes a quick look at Tromjaro

October 19, 2022 - Reading time: ~1 minute
I take a quick stroll through TROMjaro and talk about some of the features that other people dont seem to be talking about. TROMjaro is based on Manjaro and sports a heavily customized desktop. They have done a ton of work on theming to make all apps look great. https://tromjaro.com https://www.trade-free.org/ Plus I show off a bunch of Trom wallpapers I made to go with the themes. This video is also posted to the Hive social media blockchain. Follow me there at [@unklebonehead](https://ecency.com/@unklebonehead)

Introducing The Troll

October 19, 2022 - Reading time: ~1 minute
### This is a Vtuber character I have created. I intend to make short videos lambasting as many things that I find to either be funny or just flat out stupid and wrong with the world today. Chances are someone somewhere will get offended. But I dont care anymore. I may do some stuff live with him. Most likely on @vimm & or Twitch. If my connection can handle streaming to two places at once. I seem to run into issues when I try to do both. If he starts to get popular I will probably get him his own Hive account, lol. But he will always be posted the Loud & Proud community.

Cryptosocial by Allen Taylor: You Must Read this Book!

October 19, 2022 - Reading time: 6 minutes
***This was originally posted to the Hive social media blockchain using [Ecency](https://ecency.com)*** I dont often do book reviews. And by often I actually mean "ever". But I have to say something about this book. I am going to say that I think everybody should read this one. Especially if you are interested in decentralized social media. I learned of this book in wee early morning hours today. I was drinking my coffee almost 12 hrs ago at the time of this writing. When the author commented on my post from yesterday. He was stating that he would like to be a guest on the new podcast and was all "by the way here's a book I wrote", lol. My first thought was cool. Now I for sure have a couple of people that want to come on the show. But then I read the title of the book and to say that my interest was peeked wood be an understatement. But I had no time to spare at the moment. Had to get ready for the day job. But through out the day I found myself looking harder and harder at the description of the book the more enticed I was. So by the time the lunch hour rolled around I was genuinely intrigued. I plopped down the money to buy it and tore into it on the Kindle Cloud Reader. It's currently $13 on Kindle $27 for paperback. It's listed on a few other sites as well for similar amounts. I will link those all below.

But the book!

OH, the book, for me is a constant page turner. Only stretching to 252 pages spanning10 chapters plus all the references contained in it. It could be a really quick read for some of you super readers. But not for your old Unkle Bonehead. I found myself reading a chapter and then reading that chapter again. Seemed like after going through it once I felt like I was missing something. And I think I am going have to read this a few times to fully grasp the full concept and scope of Cryptosocial: How Crytopcurrencies Are Changing Social Media by Allen Taylor.
cryptosocial book cover

The not a review review

As I said I have essentially read this book twice today. Each chapter twice. What I read is basicaly the culmination of what I have looked at the last two years but not anywhere to the extent to what Allen has covered in this book. I only knew of 4, maybe 5 or 6 of the social media platforms he talks about. I had no clue there was that many of them. I also had heard things about Minds and BitChute were supposedly on blockchains. I have accounts on both of them. I've never saw anywhere that they had blockchain aspects or crytpto currency related to them. All I knew about them was that Minds seemed to be more like a super tight club to get any traction on let alone try to build an audience with and Bitchute was where I could find all the tin foil hat wearers. Lol. Ya gotta admit there are some strange ones on there. I digress. He mentions my beloved Hive in it a lot. Personally I wish there could've been a bit more about Hive in there. But thats probably my bias showing. You all know me I am not shy about my bias towards Hive. It's given me a lot of opportunity over the last 2 years and the people on it are very genuine and generous who dont mind laying out the facts and letting you form your own opinion on things. All while not hating you for it or trying to force your way of thinking. He talks about how the blockchain has gotten into social media, working its way through gaming and NFT's and even where its going in the future. Allen presents this in a style thats very easy to understand. He doesnt ever try to sway anybodys opinion on one blockchain over another. Nor does he dive into any specs of the technology behind them. I gotta say hes my kind of guy. He just lays it all out to you in a neat, organized way so you can do with them what you want. I don't ever recommend books to read but I think I'm going to start. And the first one you need to read is this one. This book has not only made me rethink my direction with the podcast and blog already. But I will say that if you want to know exactly what you are getting into with social media blockchains and decentralization this is a must read! The links below are NOT affiliate links. The links are taken directly from his site. Where you can buy the book: You can follow him on Hive here Go to his site here Subscribe to his Cryptocracy substack here

I Give Up on...

October 19, 2022 - Reading time: 3 minutes
***This post was originally posted to the Hive social media blockchain 09/27/2022 using [Ecency](https://ecency.com">https://ecency.com)*** I went on a Tweet rant this morning because I'm just tired of watching and reading the news. I never feel good about anything anymore. The news just puts me in a bad mood and ruins my day if I partake of it early in the morning. So I'm done with it. I am making a concerted effort to avoid any and all news until at least lunch time. Onto a couple of much more fun things to talk about. Today at 11am EST @cryptocracy1 are going to be reviewing Hive as a social media platform for the @defluenced podcast episode that will be released next Wednesday. You are welcome to come watch us do it live on my [Twitch channel](https://www.twitch.tv/unklebonehead). And then this evening I plan to watch the Life After Google talk with George Gilder. Kinda excited about this. I've never seen one of his talks but I've seen several interviews he has done with people. He's a killer smart guy when it comes to this stuff. There is also a rumor that @starkerz and @theycallmedan will be there too. Although I'm not sure if they are going to be talking or just in attendance. Either way I'm a little giddy for this talk. [Here is the link to watch it at 645pm CST.](https://channels.insideosu.com/media/1_nsy595sp) Below the really great pic I found on Pexels. I am posting my Tweet rant from this morning. ![](https://images.ecency.com/DQmcQimrNkWyjg5sh8t6qvPQgSV2ZdpQCvYPiGz2Gq3FTn6/pexels_brett_sayles_1194196.jpg) [Photo by Brett Sayles](https://www.pexels.com/photo/grayscale-photo-of-man-thinking-in-front-of-analog-wall-clock-1194196/) ### My Twiter Rant ***These tweets are mine that I posted on Twitter 09/27/2022 between 458am - 517am EST.*** I think I'm just going to give up on all news media. Mainstream and small outlets. None of them tries to actually just report a news story. Literally everything is written or presented smothered with bias one way or the other. Telling me what I should think. I'm not ready for the world to start burning and I do think there is still hope for the human race. But it will require a a whole lot of people to admit to themselves that no matter how right they think they are. They are not. Including myself. Is it our fault? Absolutely! We allowed a consortium of a few people to collude with mass media to tell us what to think & believe. That led to a mass populace to "group think" that this small amount of people were what the majority agreed on. It's all of our faults. If we had taken the time to remain individuals that didnt just "watch the news". Taken time to question the who, what, why & how everything was reported identically the same everywhere. Word for word most of the time. Not once did we ever question the script. Just repeat it. Some where in the last 200+ years we've lost the words of Thomas Jefferson. "Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.” Stand strong my peeps. Take your blindfolds off and drop the chains from your wrists. Be a free thinking individual. Question authority, question the hate and question the "news". Don't just follow. Get off your ass and lead. Be ungovernable. You can change the world!

Coming Soon

October 17, 2022 - Reading time: ~1 minute

This will be Unkle Bonehead's own little piece of the interwebs.


Just an old bag that likes to be decentralized and utilize Free Speech. I love and use Linux and as much FOSS as possible for work and play. Current favorite distro is Tromjaro with Pop!OS as a close second. As it stands I am currently extremely happy with Tromjaro but will be checking out Pop again when they get their rust desktop released. I may not go back to it full time unless I can somehow magically afford a System 76 Thelieo or Meerkat.