OMG! Mankind (at least 'round here) is target of a concerted attack of filthy Common Cold viri. One by one we're falling victim to the ruthless enemy. Only a small group of hardened heroes is left to fill the office and offer resistance to the microscopic assailants...
Microblogging: A hundred thousand people standing together in a room, all talking, none listening, except for the occasionally caught fragment. I guess this is mainly for people with something to sell.
Currently #reading some short stories by Ted Chiang. Very enjoyable. Not overly impressed by the character work, but plots and propositions are very well done, and his writing style grips me from start to ending. Very well suited for short stories, too. Most nerdy persons are likely to enjoy Mr. Chiang's work imho.
Autocrypt seems like nonsense to me. Show more
It still requires all communicating parties to actively opt for #email #encryption by creating a key pair (through specific MUAs supporting this), plus its layer of "intelligence" masks for all but the usual tech-savvy what's happening and why. And as long as Outlook and iOS Mail don't support it, it's all moot due to low adoption. Not seeing a real-world improvement. #pgp #gpg #openpgp #autocrypt
There's so much politics on here. Do Mastodonians never, like, just post saucy pictures of themselves? Feels almost unnatural for such a teeming place on the internet. :)
People want pictures, not words. People want faces, not personalities. When did we become a society of infants?
Ah well, the new year requires some space, so I'm cleaning out the #basement. Found some old stuff that severely needs to be thrown out...
#floppy #disk #tape #harddrive https://mastodon.social/media/WhP1_Se4P2iDivwrvCs https://mastodon.social/media/oICd4NivRa1fR5Akl5A https://mastodon.social/media/GEFYs_YozQaq9fRdgfw https://mastodon.social/media/L4-FrwhZn25w09lMK54
Standing in front of me at the check-out counter, a middle-aged woman with worn-out clothes and a tired face puts an expensive anti-aging creme on the conveyor and looks at the packaging with melancholy. A smile flickers up briefly, one of hope she doesn't really believe in.
At that moment, I liked marketing agencies a little less.
I gotta be careful. Seems like one can waste way too much time on here... 😜
Found the answer to part of my question in the #documentation for #blocking:
"[...] this will stop them from seeing your public toots while they are logged in, but they will be able to see your public toots by simply opening your profile in another browser that isn't logged into Mastodon
The blocked user will not be notified of your blocking them. They will be removed from your followers."
Still remains: What could be the intention there? Does anybody have a guess?
What's the deal if some marketing entity starts to follow you? Seems totally unrelated, interest-wise. Is this something to worry about? And will blocking that 'user' prevent them from seeing my posts?