"Have you ever called a technician to fix a pencil?" "Have you ever gotten into a road accident because your car failed to download a font?" That sort of thing.
Anyway this shoe thing has me thinking about that. https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/2/20/18233157/nike-adapt-bb-android-app-update-software-break
Back in the early 90s, AT&T had this ad campaign about the coming wonders of internet technology, with the tagline "You Will": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PJcABbtvtA
"Have you ever sent a fax... from the beach? You Will." etc. A lot of what these ads predicted is now commonplace.
Some tech-minded friends of mine liked to reply with their own less-positive "You Will" scenarios.
If I'm typing a bunch of unix command line stuff trying to figure out the right solution, and I eventually DO figure out the solution, one thing I do when possible is re-run the command with a comment like
$ doing-the-thing.sh # This is the one that actually works
So when I inevitably search my shell command history later, I have nice little notes
Go raibh míle maith ag @liam don meme seo
I contributed to this ridiculous, 84-author tribute to Anchorhead and I’d love if folks gave it a try: https://rcveeder.net/cragne/
Friend Camp features several modifications that were requested by our users.
If you want decent privacy (the info doesn't leave this server), the only way to do that is to set your account to private, only accept friend requests from other friend.camp users, and only ever @ mention other friend.camp users. Once you start talking to people on other servers, all bets are off. Any private message you send to someone on another server could be looked at by the admin of a different server. This is kind of like email: if you are on a private email server, and you send an unencrypted email to a gmail account, congrats, Google now has the content of that email. But also, you do this every day, so, hey. The internet!