Somehow, this picture gives me an eerie feeling. It is a bit like seeing a years old family picture that falls out of a book. It gives an entirely different perspective. Until then, most pictures from Mars just were reddish dust, but now things fall in place.
Some people seem to complain about the "Zombie Effect": People sitting in a coffee shop with WiFi, staring at their notebook, instead of being social. From a coffee-shop owners perspective, I can see what the issue is. These people hog a table, don’t order anything, or very little stuff, and probably also scare away other customers.
On the other hand, I find the thought of spending my whole day working in a cozy café, getting my cup replaced regularly, a friendly waitress bringing me food and beverages, very intriguing. Would I be some sort of freelance consultant, I’d probably go that route.
Actually, I find that more social than sitting in an office.
AAAaaaRGH! How I hate wasted real estate on my screen. Microsoft Messenger prompted a needed update for security reasons. Thinking that would be a safe thing, I agreed to the update. No idea if this is any more secure, but it certainly got a whole new look. Not nicer. Bigger! More than half of the window is now wasted by
- stupid buttons I don’t need
- „fancy“ stuff I don’t want
Gah! And the worst thing is, I probably can’t even easily revert, as I bet that the link to the previous, un-annoying version is gone.
I think I’ll revert to Miranda for my MSNM needs. I’d switched to MSN Messenger as some features like file transfer weren’t working flawlessly. But you know what ? This is too much of a price to pay.
Copyright is a tricky thing. When you have created something on your own, you want to keep it. The least one usually asks for is that people give credit where credit is due. When the creative work is what one does for a living there is of course a healthy interest too.