In my day job I often have to solve things, most often by listening to two separate parties who are at different ends of a conflict and then I/we decide on a path to take us forward. This means I have experience in figuring out why this side claims this, that and the other, but also why the other side claim things from their perspective.
This is more of a follow-up post to the post where I outlined some alternatives to the big social media services, like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. As I obviously had to refresh my view on them, and have been testing them more now, these are some of my initial thoughts.
The last couple of weeks a story about Cambridge Analytica accessing Facebook data to ensure Brexit, Trump winning etc has been making the rounds. This has in turn led to lots of people killing off their Facebook accounts, often with an accompanying note saying "Facebook is unsafe, you can find me elsewhere like Twitter, Instagram, mail etc".
I found this as a Facebook post under "today a previous year" or whatever it is called. As my opinion on this hasn't changed, and it still is a problem, I figured I should publish the text here instead of having it locked in on Facebook.
For the Xmas/NYE holiday season last year, which ran into this year, we upheld an old tradition on this web site address: completely change how, what and where the web sites are running. This year we moved from Rackspace to Digital Ocean and we swapped out Wordpress Multisite for Grav CMS instead.
There are a lot of information pages out there regarding the Wannacrypt Malware/Ransomware going around right now, so I’m creating this page just to save off some links for future reference for myself (so I can close a bunch of browser tabs), but if you find something new on here: good.
Ah, Google. The giant, slowly but quite surely taking over our lives. I don’t know how many of you that use Gmail, Googles e-mail service, but I do (in addition to domain specific non-Google-services that I host myself). Google also has Two Factor Authentication possibilities, and I would suggest you enable them. Now. This is how you go about doing that.
Quite a few people use Dropbox, which is an excellent service. Therefore I figured I should do a similar write-up like I did regarding Facebook, with images and instructions on how you should enable Two Factor Authenticationon Dropbox, or actually, Two-Step Verification as they call it.