# Showerthoughts

Things that come to mind and looked insightful — but probably aren’t…
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

I just had a horrible business idea:

  1. Create a shitty, low effort Android app (dunno, something like a weather widget, horoscope, or calculator knock off).
  2. Publish on Play, let it rot ripen for a couple of months, then buy 100k+ installs (see email spam folder for offers), add some 5* reviews for good measure.
  3. Sell that app to those asshats that keep spamming me about buying my apps for a song.

Yes, those scavengers DO annoy me. Especially when having a disclaimer in their footer, informing me that I received their offer because I subscribed to some mailing list.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Dear Santa, this year, I wish for world peace and a pony Facebook and Twitter to shut down.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

What if… social media is actually Santa’s naughty list these days?

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Ah, Thanksgiving Day. Have you ever wondered what it would look like in an alternate reality in which turkeys, not humans, evolved to be the dominant species of planet earth?

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

So, the revelation of the week is that Facebook curates the newsfeed to confront users with as much hate as possible, as this makes them stay on the platform longer and increases ad revenue. Surprise! From this, the conclusion arises that the company is threatening democracy, which is a totally bad thing, we should all be pissed about.

Don’t know about you guys, but my conclusion would have been that, I, as a Facebook user, despite all warnings from privacy advocates and against all reason, disclosed way too much personal information about myself, thus enabling the data kraken to waste huge quantities of my life by triggering me with upsetting things, I can’t won’t do anything about anyway.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Ah Halloween… the day on which you make your house look scary in order to attract children begging for candy.

Protip: put more effort into decorating and eat the candy yourself.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

I keep wondering why people think it would be a good idea to break up Facebook. A breakup is an action taken by a cartel office to (re)establish competition. A lack of competition isn’t the problem, the whole business model is!

Friday, May 14, 2021

Carrierpidgeons?! What a stupid concept. You could send whole parcels by pelican!

Saturday, January 9, 2021

I’m not so much worried about artificial intelligence destroying jobs, but rather creating them. Imagine a psychiatrist who deals with AIs having a nervous break down from the tasks we give them.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

CAT!

(fucking critter)

It’s dark outside, you are doing some late night coding in a bright lit room and suddenly you become aware of two yellow slitted eyes silently staring at you from an arms length away through the basement window…