Posts from the ‘Thoughts’ category

Just.Delete.Me

Thanks to the dark patterns and opaque data governance policies of major web companies, some of whom make it actually impossible to have your data deleted from their systems, and others for whom deletion is a transient concept, there’s a need for a company by company playbook on how to engineer the deletion of your account and data from their servers.

Visit just delete me to find out how to delete your account and data, and let’s hope that as cloud services and privacy continues to mature, so to do our regulations and rights to have control over the data we provide, knowingly or otherwise.

Of course, this doesn’t help us where they’ve shared our data with third parties.

I forgot my phone

This is so common I wonder how few years will be needed before you can look at this video and wonder why they filmed normal social interactions for two minutes.

Nightmarish

These creatures are the stuff of my nightmares.

Watch as it devours a lionfish, whole.

Observe as a suicidal diver toys with it.

The Bobbit Worm is the incarnation of terror.

The Big Read

This is not what I would call the canonical Top 200 novels, but scanning through it was interesting nevertheless. I’ve read fifty, thus far.

Top 200 novels in the United Kingdom

1. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
7. Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
10. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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