Got a paper letter (!) saying my credit card is blocked (!!) because there was malicious activity detected (!!!) and I have to call a number (!!!!) to unblock.
Turns out buying a 0,79€ Steam game is enough to trigger all bells and whistles.
It’s unblocked now. The reason for the block: Criminals trigger small transactions to find out about a card and in a second step steal a big amount.
Okay here’s an opinion. Markov bots should have a CW on every toot they make, that reads “output of markov bot” or similar. Because when they get boosted onto my timeline with no CW I’m left stressing out trying to work out why I don’t comprehend what this person is saying, until eventually I work out it was a bot and I wasted that energy because it was meaningless. Can y’all see why an autistic person would find text that looks like real language but doesn’t make sense a trigger and a drain of energy? And that it’s a valid position to not want to waste my time reading words recycled by an unthinking computer script even if other people find them hilarious?
Even putting “bot” or “ebooks” in the display name isn’t good enough because people do that too as a joke! But it’s more ableist than it is funny.
I decided to work with my garage door up. Feel free to wander around in my digital garden. Not a blog, not a wiki. Mostly an experimental knowledge system.
In a hacker space, we once had the requirement for an electronic access system that enables privacy. We did not allow to track who accessed the space when. Still we need to add and revoke users.
Yesterday I researched anonymous authentication and implemented a paper by Lindell. With that it might be possible to implement such a system.
Two weeks ago they decided to try out making miniature scenery. For the first time even thinking about it. And made these. Look at the *weathering* on the slate tiles. The *detail* on those books. There are nail holes in the planks on that jetty!
„What is ‚Racism‘?“ by Dr. Laura Morlock. Written for white people. https://anygoodthing.com/2020/06/14/what-is-racism/
‚You will never arrive at some magical city at the end of the checkerboard road where you will earn the badge “Not Racist.”
But you can use your one beautiful life to do what you can, when you can, to be consciously and actively anti-racism.‘
Keeping website certificates up to date can be hard, and monitoring is difficult to set up.
I wrote a little service that sends you an email together with a calendar entry for your certificate expiry.
It will remind you to check that everything is still how it should be, on the day it matters most.
Go and check it out :) https://certs.email