I am the founder of Open Diary.
I started this site on October 25, 1998.

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Arguing for the sake of argument

August 13, 2018
I saw this tweet today and it gave me a laugh https://twitter.com/BoringEnormous/status/1028321380213907458 I've been reading a book on the early days of Silicon Valley lately, it's called "Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley (As Told by the Hackers, Founders, and Freaks Wh...
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  • Improving Ourselves
    June 12, 2018
    For those of you who haven't seen it yet - our team has been doing a series of entries on improving ourselves - we've found that the best way to think about the issues that may affect our community, is to think about the issues that affect ourselves :) The latest one went up yesterday…
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  • About our Terms of Service
    May 29, 2018
    Hello everybody, There was an entry posted by @singer last night that raised some serious and legitimate questions - and I want to be sure we address these. Although Singer's entry was titled about the Privacy Policy, the actual text quoted and in question is part of our Term of Service, which yo...
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  • The weight of water
    May 22, 2018
    “Ships don’t sink because of the water around them. Ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you get inside you and weigh you down.” Read this quote online somewhere today, author unknown.
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  • Reminder to go Friend the Staff Diary
    May 2, 2018
    Hi all, Just want to post this again so everybody sees it - please go Friend the new Open Diary Staff diary - that will be the place we will be posting things like site updates, theme of the week, etc. in the future. We are also planning some exciting and fun entry series that…
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  • Check your privacy settings (if you’re a Lifetime member)
    April 27, 2018
    Just a short entry today - this is not a privacy or security problem, it's just a matter of being more private than you may want to be 🙂 When we first brought the diaries of Lifetime members into the new system months ago, we made all of the diaries Private in order to protect…
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  • 🌞🌼🌷🌸😁
    April 24, 2018
    A little Spring cheer
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  • Spam, Diary Circles, and the long road back (part 1)
    April 20, 2018
    Hi everybody! Spam (if you're of the generation I am, and a certain type of person, you can't see that without thinking of Monty Python) I think many of you have probably seen that there have been a lot of spam posts appearing on the site this week, especially in the late night/early morning hour...
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  • Tagging your entries
    April 14, 2018
    We put a new thing on the front page today - it shows the most popular tags that are being used on entries right now - if you look on the front page you will see a section that says "Trending Tags". If you haven't tagged any entries yet, this is another way to indicate…
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  • Why We Can Be Better
    April 9, 2018
    (btw if you didn’t see last night’s entry about the new Diary Search, please go back one :) ) I want to try adding some explanation into this diary, about the history of OD, what it is, and how we arrived where we are today (so there's more than just updating on new features as…
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