# Showerthoughts

Things that come to mind and looked insightful — but probably aren’t…
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

I need to post more #showerthoughts. Otherwise people will think I’m neither showering nor thinking.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Cloud == Ransomware. Ever thought about it this way?

HTTP 402 Payment required. I wonder — if that one had been properly implemented from the beginning, would the web have become a better or a worse place?

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Isn’t it strange? Even on Android, we still use the floppy disk icon to convey “save”. No device ever had a disk drive and by now, most users probably never handled a floppy to begin with.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Just wasted an hour looking at Android vs. IOS memes. Good thing, fanpeople never bother looking under the hood of their phones. Otherwise those memes would look like the love child of Franz Kafka and H.P. Lovecraft.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Something went utterly wrong with the app ecosystem. Sure, if you can’t trust code, you sandbox it, but Android and IOS Sandbox everything. Why has it become the norm for Joe Average to deal with untrusted code?!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
  1. Digital Assistants use voice recognition to save us the time to type.
  2. All major digital assistants are developed by companies trying to sell us more stuff.
  3. Advertisement only works when we spend us much time as possible on it.

Are digital assistants really time savers?

Monday, August 12, 2019

Just think of ads as crappy loans: someone fronting the money to pay for a product (service, content) you use, in the understanding that eventually you will pay him back by buying his product (service, content) - it’s not really “free with ads” and the interest rate is horrible.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Hey, is anyone still remembering the One Laptop Per Child Project? Back then, we we were totally convinced that access to a computer would boost the performance of students. Now that every child has a smartphone (and with it access to sites such as wikipedia), we worry about them dumbing down - times change.