Erik I

My public writing. You can reach me at @eitland@mstdn.io

Warning: this post contains silliness.

Warning 2: the silliness in this post is meant to highlight the even biggier silliness of privacy policies that are impossible for the target audience to read and offers next to no protection outside of what the mandates, if not less.

Recently New York Times pointed out how long many privacy policies have gotten. While they are still not as long as “War and Peace” a number of them are already more complex than “A Brief History of Time”.

So here are a couple of examples of what privacy policies could look like if companies wanted people to actually understand them: )

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If you step in shit, do not blame the shit for being there. You took the step.

Kind of agree, but I don't always blame myself either except if it happened because I was careless.

The important thing is to realize it and get it off the shoes before you enter the office, your car or the house ;–)

Ladybug on plum tree leaves.

These small cuties feeds on aphids so be careful with them.

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Haven't tested this yet (should be released this summer as part of the beaker browser 0.9) but it sounds interesting:

A social network based on the RSS idea.

Here's the post I read:

https://pfrazee.hashbase.io/blog/unwalled-garden

And this is the official website:

https://unwalled.garden/

Filed under #socialnetworking

https://upasaka.writeas.com/things-that-increase-mental-clarity – Some of the ideas mentioned here might be useful

https://salmon.me.uk/25-05-19 – mainly because it is about Norway and northern Norway in particular. Nice photos too.

https://paradise.writeas.com/revenge-of-the-lifecycle – weird and a bit funny even if I don't take mushrooms

https://write.as/dino/remember-to-do-shoulder-checks-when-turning – self explantory

https://write.as/andrey-p/monkey-face – actually funny IMO, but you need to read the whole post

https://elsander.se/markligt-det-har-med-perspektiv – if you can read Swedish you might or might not like this. It is about how long – or short – a life feels.

Filed under #readwriteas #weekend

A while ago I posted this: https://erik.itland.no/google-now-really-hasnt-had-a-great-day

Today I came across this:

A feature about mat-table from Angular Material, complete with images of tables with mat on.

Filed under: #funny #fails #aifails #google #googlefails

This poll by the lead Mastodon developer seems to mean he is open to add some formatting and users want it: https://mastodon.social/@Gargron/102125096955948360

As an ex-Google+ user this makes me happy. Maybe some day we'll get circles and collections as well :–)

Filed under #fediverse #googleplus #socialnetworking and #mastodon

Moose that crossed the road in front of us, One is grazing the other is watching us.

Not very relevant, I just came to think of it last week when I was crossing Norway in car and saw a number of moose next to the road.

Also it was taken with my old Canon IXUS camera that I dug out the other day and repaired.

Filed under #nature #Norway and #photos

For years I've been pointing out the problems with C# and .NET, but sometime during the last six months I realized I now prefer it to the alternatives for most of my work.

It boils down to a number of reasons:

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