Google no longer indexing decade old articles (that means 2008!)
Time to duck duck go, if you haven't already.
Following private instagram accounts of people I know feels like gambling.
Will I get lovely interesting photos, or just someone endlessly posting shots of their vinyl collection? Perhaps beer labels? Sometimes the ones you least suspect are like popping open a bag of catnip-but-for-middle-aged-men.
Incredibly useful article on BBC News today
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A friend of mine has been known, personally and professionally, only by a nickname for decades.
Facebook kept asking "What's your real name?". When he didn't answer it randomly polled his friends with multiple choice q's about it, then forcibly changed it.
He's lucky and had a big enough following to start a campaign page and get it changed back within a week, but there are so many people whose safety this policy is a threat to.
Shit. After 11 years, Facebook has finally worked out roughly where I live (it was very confused and kept asking me until recently - I guess it asked some other people, as it shittily, sneakily does when users aren't forthcoming with their own data).
Still, it can't know that much about me and my tastes given the algorithm pushed this abject horror at me:
Spent today with friends, riding bikes down steep rocky slop. Didn't crash, but at one point did lose both pedals and land on my perineum. Didn't stop, and not pissing blood. Hooray!
This is the most upper-class-British post I have ever seen on /r/relationships, and it's so weird and so terrible. https://tootplanet.space/media/MY2LDi83Z5qEzGtK_u4
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I first learned from some pretty sound Scottish Buddhists who'd moved down south in the nineties. The class had some shitheads who fetishised Eastern religion/mythology, and the teachers tended to take the piss out of them.
I heard much later they went full on culty though, and started demanding people go through the onerous process of taking a Buddhist name, or stop going to classes.
I don't meditate often or talk about it much because I hate pretty much everyone who advocates it nowadays.
There's a lot of utility in just sitting quietly and letting your unconscious vent into your conscious mind though.
It doesn't have to be structured in the way religions teach it, and it doesn't need any products as in the way shitheads teach it.
For Whomst The Vengabus Comes