Yay, it is Friday again, and Fandango has just published his Friday Flashback post. The idea is that he picks a post from this day in a previous year, to give newer readers a better insight into what makes him tick.
I have always liked that idea, so shall also post my own reminiscence. As much as anything, it reminds me of where I was, where I am now, and how far I have come. Hopefully, you will find it entertaining along the way.
This is from last year. One of our cats is called Reuben, and this post records his exploits over just one day. Reuben is… proficient, but that same cat curled up next to me in bed at 6AM this morning, purring loudly.
We like to think the cats have a luxurious lifestyle. Beds and cushions to crash out on whenever they like, food bowls which are never empty. Or always empty, depending on how you look at it. But Reuben also likes his outdoor pursuits. I’d like to say that no mice were harmed in the making … Continue reading “Twenty-Four Hours from….Reuben”
When the Cambridge Analytica story broke, the thing that struck me was that people were generally so gullible, assuming that their data was worthless when, to companies such as Cambridge Analytica, it is far from worthless.
I think that the public must get used to every piece of data they give away being stored in a database somewhere, forever. I don’t say that this is necessarily wrong, and it is certainly inevitable, but we should understand that some of the reasons for using that data will not be as innocent as we’d like to think.
I have two birthdays, my real birthday and one, memorised, that I use with every online app which for some reason (we might well ask why) wants to know – including Facebook. Two sets of presents? I wish.