These are notes, opinions, and link aggregations of things happening around
the world, most of them are about good and bad practices in the tech world,
or sometimes about politics.
If I am linking to an article or news, I'll also try to link to an archived version of it to avoid dead links. For things that I have done more research on, see my blogs.
Please stop boycotting/cancelling people and organizations just because they did a few things you did not like.
Instead, reach out to them and convey your messages and opinions. It could make a difference.
Scaring others to mold them to your liking is a bad culture, we know better than that.
If we want a better world to live in, we need to stop hating.
A few years ago, I created a Yandex account to include my website in search engines.
For the past few months I have been trying to delete that account. I did not provide them any details other than my website address.
The mail address I used for communication was also from the same account.
Here is the problem, they have a set of “Security questions”, if I forget the security question and wants to change it, I have to somehow remember and enter the answer for that same security question even if I am logged in. When I contacted their customer care, they asked to send my photo and a valid ID proof. How will they even know if it's me or not?
I declined their request and mailed them to fix their bad business models and to update their UX so that I can change my security questions.
A minute or two after sending that e-mail, I remembered all the quirky and cringy answers I gave for their security questions while feeling proud for myself…
— goodbye Yandex.
It came to my notice that the community today mindlessly rely on technology, even
when it is not required.
For example, take delivery, the basic requirement for a delivery person is to know the town like the back of their hand. This is so that delivery will be done hassle-free.
Whenever I order something from a small store, they usually call me to confirm the
address, I think it is fine. But nowadays, I receive a call to send them
my location (or live location) to a proprietary messaging app.
Even if I told them the exact location and the way to reach me, they will insist on me to send a map with a point in it. But the map we have here is outdated and does not have the latest road names!
They will call me after reaching near the place anyway, but instead of reading the road signs, they want me to update the location for them 🤦.