I’ve been having a lot of trouble seeing clearly when trying to read websites. The style seems to be small, pale grey fonts which are very hard to read. No problem for a computer, or other machines. I wonder if these sites which are hard to read just expect machines and not human being to read the information?… Read the rest
Not so long ago young women of my generation were thinking how awful an arranged marriage would be. Marrying (or even dating) someone chosen for you by someone else. A blind date with the expectations of changing your life for you.
Now we give this power to online dating sites. Match us up with their algorithms and theory of personalities and data of interests… is it really any different than an arranged marriage?… Read the rest
In no time at all my computer desktop, even though I have a big screen, gets cluttered and disorganized with files, shortcuts, and things I have pinned. It bothers me. I haven’t found a really great way to fix it and tidy it up. Keeping everything really isn’t a long term solution, but it works short term.… Read the rest
My favourite are the misty roses. I especially like the colours. But, at this time in my life, I don’t have anywhere to hang it. So it seems a waste to buy one of her limited edition prints. I can make it desktop wallpaper for my computer and enjoy it that way. See more from the artist, Jill Louise Campbell, from Salt Springs Island, BC, Canada.… Read the rest
Is there a government service or branch which keeps people in quarantine for life? Should there be? Most of all, what would it be like to live that way?
This is what I wrote this morning (but I only sent the first sentence):
Are there places where Canadian people are permanently quarantined? I do not have covid but I do have other viruses (all those herplex/ cold sore/ shingles sort of things) which I have had most of my life.
What are you revealing online? Much more than you think |: Privacy economist Alessandro Acquisti and computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck discuss the hidden implications of what you reveal online.
Saved for posterity. Most of the links don’t go very far.
ODP .sig Code
The following explanatory blurb is ripped off from the geek code. Make the appropriate modifications in your head, please.… Read the rest
What does a journal look like? If you found the long, lost journal of long dead explorer, what would you expect it to look like? I see it as leather, beat up, dark cover and dirty, weather beaten held together with string or something else found along the way. What if it were the journal of a dentist?… Read the rest
It starts out small. You don’t suspect at all. One day you just have a bit more stuff than space, more stuff than time or energy. So you make a pile of it. Maybe on the seat of a chair, a stack on a shelf, a junk drawer in the kitchen or a few things tossed on your bed while you tidy up the rest of the room.… Read the rest