nerds only ;-)

/me: The car is called Julie, the remote control is named Mercedes.
/some guy: not bad, though I preferred to rename "Julie" to "Benz" ;)
/me: She is called Benz!
/other guy: ...there is no way that Darla would let Harmony tell her what to do. :-)


Facebook = the net

About World Domination...
Microsoft, Linux, Google, they all lost the battle for the desktop. Facebook has won, they officially own the personal computer.
More and more popular websites can read your private facebook data when you visit them, even when the facebook-tab is not open. I'm not sure that logging out helps, since technically cookies can still identify you. I don't like this facebook-knows-all world.

About Privacy...
"So don't put private stuff on facebook!" I hear you say. "Not that easy!" I reply "because facebook is keeping bloody track of your online movements, even when you haven't given it private info or when you don't post anything on your wall."
Not convinced yet, let me quote Ryan Singel: 'Now, say you you write a public update, saying, “My boss had a crazy great idea for a new product!” Now, you might not know it, but there is a Facebook page for “My Crazy Boss” and because your post had all the right words, your post now shows up on that page.'
How long will it take until facebook posts stuff in your name on a dozen websites, just because you (accidentally of course) stumbled upon www.hotredheadsinstockings.com.

About deleting your facebook account...
This link explains how difficult it is to really delete your account.

Anyway, starting today I'll split my browsing habits, isolating facebook in its own private virtual machine.


Girls and Androids

Na het lesgeven, maar voor het schaken nog effe op het Zuid de dames (met sacochen) goeiedag gezegd.

Met dank aan Clo voor de organisatie van de 27ste girlgeekdinner. Emich de android developer gaf een boeiende presentatie (incluis porno, dildroid, my day en de Brusselse STIB app). Dank ook aan Sony Ericsson voor de sponsoring en de gratis Xpedia X10!