I am curious. That’s probably no surprise to anyone. I wondered how big Windows operating system is. I spent some years working for Microsoft and participated in projects for Windows. It turns out that Windows is about 50 million lines of code. Wow! The compiled version of that code runs on the computer I use to write this post. Compiled code is usually much larger than the source code. Windows is billions of bytes of compiled code. Then I found out that Google is 2 Billion lines of code! Holy crap!
The only reason I mention this is that the Internet and our home computers are incredibly complex. It’s amazing that they work as well, as they do. My browser (Firefox) even corrects my spelling. Google has 25,000 engineers working on their code. Microsoft has thousands too. All that work to support our discussion of spanking and male chastity.
Without Google, for example, no one would have discovered our blog. If a web search for male chastity, for example, didn’t link to us, Mrs. Lion would be the only reader of my posts. My searches for the same topics turned up other sites of interest. A few bloggers found us and linked to the Journal. This is essentially an organic process fueled by an amazing vision and millions of person-hours.
That’s not all. Thanks to the Android operating system that fuels almost all of the streaming TV services, we cut the cord and get all of our TV over the internet. I haven’t touched a CD or DVD in years. All of our music and movies stream to our devices. Facebook and Twitter provide social contact for us. I only sent one letter in the last two years.
My point is that engineers writing code has completely changed our lives. We hardly noticed it, but when we stop and take stock, I think we have to stare back in open-mouthed awe. This blog has features I never dreamt were possible. We have a glossary that lets us add definitions of terms we use here like “punishment day.” If you hover over the term with a dotted line under it, you will see our definition. Magical.
There is a serious downside to all this technology. It’s easy to disseminate lies and rouse people to follow false causes. Social media is a giant megaphone for anyone with an ax to grind. There is no fact-checking authority to protect us from deliberate lies. I suppose that the same easy ability we have to communicate with you is also just as easy for someone who wants to hurt us. Mrs. Lion and I want to do good. We want to share what we’ve learned.
By and large, we avoid controversial political topics. I’m finding it increasingly difficult to do that. I realize that you come here to discuss male chastity and domestic discipline. I’ll stick to our charter. I just want you to consider how much our lives have changed. Spanking and male chastity are nothing compared to our dependence on the Internet.