Reading this article on Google’s new CAPTCHA – and it’s associated privacy concerns and I see that very sadly it is now a required element to register at wordpress.org.
Since it started it has set me as a spammer. How so? I just tried to register a new account at wordpress.org and I entered the captcha text perfectly. It should have said I was not a robot but instead it shows me this:
It’s been the same since last December and I wait to see what happens when BT cycle my IP address. I am 100% sure Google will still say I am a spammer.
When a ‘crate-digger’ found a massive vinyl collection at a flea market, he couldn’t understand how a soul star who’d released 148 albums could just disappear. But the truth turned out to be even stranger.
A really good article on why blogging is not dead and for me this line is really important:
… it is the only communications tool, in contrast to every other social service, that is owned by the author; to say someone follows a blog is to say someone follows a person (This applies both for amateur and professional bloggers; most of the rest of this post is concerned with the latter). Stratechery
All your posts and pictures on all those other services are not owned by you. If it important to you, shouldn’t you have more control?
Fawning response from someone on reddit to the fact that the CEO of Valve replied to any email. The images are here. One of note is the second image – “At the end of the day, everyone here at Valve is in support”.
Anyone familiar with Steam Support knows they send canned replies, that replies can take weeks and weeks which has to mean that in this company where apparently you work on what you want that no-one wants to work in Support (note – I use a capital S).
Clicked to listen/watch an AC/DC music video on Youtube.
This video contains content from SME
Fuck Sony and everyone associated with that company. I was buying their music when it was on LP. Then CD. Then video. Then DVD. And now you motherfuckers want to stop me seeing it online? How fucking stupid are you? Do you think this stops anyone? Dickheads. I and thousands of others were paying our money before SME even existed so screw you.