Lady Aleena

Welcome!

This is where I will share long thoughts that I can not fit into a tweet. If it is long enough, I may just put it on my website.

Currently we watch Necessary Roughness on the USA Network; NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS; Haven on Syfy; Castle on ABC; and Bones on FOX. I do not like situation comedies or reality/competition shows.

I like several cosmologies including Evil Dead, Stargate, Doctor Who, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, EWA (Eureka, Warehouse 13, and Alphas), Star Trek, and others.

You can find out more about me on my website or contact me elsewhere.

I don’t like Facebook

Over a year ago I had a Facebook account and was building a nice little community of friends there. I was having a good time chatting with my friends, playing with the various modules I could add to make my profile more informative, and more. One day something went wrong, so I reported the problem to them. The next day I could not log into my account without any warning. I contacted them to find out what the problem was and was told that my account had been disabled because I did not use my real name. I was aghast, how could any site require my real name, especially a site like Facebook? I was not buying anything from them where they needed to know that kind of information. I tried to explain to them that my friends only know me as Lady Aleena, so using my real name would be a waste of time. I even linked them to the search results for Lady Aleena to prove it. They would not budge. I had to reveal my real name to them or not get my account back. I chose to protect my privacy and not give them my real name.

When I see a link to Facebook, I sigh and move on without giving it a look since I can not support a site that requires it’s users to reveal their real names. I am Lady Aleena online unless I need you to ship something to me, and even then I require that you hide that information in as deep and dark hole as possible.

So, as Obi-Wan Kenobi might say to Facebook, “You don’t need to see my real name”.

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