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"In life, wonderful things can happen" ~ e. schlueter

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humansofnewyork:

"The motion of knitting isn’t all that different from the motion of plugging away at your smartphone all day. Except knitting promotes focus, and the phone promotes distraction."

humansofnewyork:

"The motion of knitting isn’t all that different from the motion of plugging away at your smartphone all day. Except knitting promotes focus, and the phone promotes distraction."

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So get this. I get a notification on my Facebook today that so-and-so, so-and-so, and Firsty McLastname (friend of my mom’s) liked a photo from my “Photo A Day” album.

My first thought was ‘when did I become friends with Firsty McLastname?’. Answer? I didn’t.

My second thought was ‘but I know I changed my “Photo A Day” album settings to only allow “friends” to view, like and comment on my photos, even if they are tagged in them, so how is Firsty McLastname seeing and liking this picture?’

Since you can’t actually change photo or album settings from the app or mobile site, I loaded up the desktop version on my phone to check the setting. Yep! Just as I though, set only to “friends”.

As I was on my Album page, I noticed that the picture Firsty McLastname liked was in an album beside my “Photo A Day” album. Curious. It was a “Mobile Uploads” album. Turns out that because I upload photos from my phone directly into my “Photo A Day” album, Facebook takes it upon themselves to also upload a copy into the “Mobile Uploads” album.

My third though was ‘ok fine, I’ll just change the settings on this album too, so only “friends” can see, comment and like any photo in it.’

Not so easy. While clicking on the little settings icon on the “Photo A Day” album brought up a pop-up menu in which to select who, where, and whatnot, clicking the same little settings icon on the “Mobile Uploads” folder only resulted in a message that says “You can change the audience for each photo in this album”.

Huh?

My fourth thought was ‘You mean I have to go in and change the settings on each photo in the album! And do that again every time I upload a new photo? Fat [expletive deleted] chance Facebook.’

And so this is why I am going to take some time this weekend, download all my photos from Facebook, and delete my account. Full stop. All gone. See ya later. A-buh-bye. See you all in the real world!

Filed under so long farewell facebook privacy settings are far too complicated

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humansofnewyork:

"There’s six people in every relationship: you, the person you think you are, and the person your partner thinks you are. Then there’s your partner, the person they think they are, and the person you think they are."

humansofnewyork:

"There’s six people in every relationship: you, the person you think you are, and the person your partner thinks you are. Then there’s your partner, the person they think they are, and the person you think they are."

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I came across these amazing Seinfood posters earlier this morning (thanks Cup of Jo!) and after having “The Ocean Called…” as my desktop all day, I decided that I needed to make it even MORE awesome by adding George’s epic retort, in GIF FORM!

The first one is fast, because this is tumblr after all and we all have short attention spans, but the second one changes every minute, which is perfectly subtle enough for a desktop background.

Filed under seinfeld jerkstore jerkstorecalling george costanza seinfood gif

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Me, passive-agressive typing in response to my cubicle-neighbours incessant phlem problem.

Me, passive-agressive typing in response to my cubicle-neighbours incessant phlem problem.