Don’t lose touch…

 

 

GDPR, the new EU data regulation, will be law in just a week’s time, and I have been getting loads of emails from various places asking me to review their new privacy/data policies or asking me to continue opting-in for emails.

What have been your inbox-related experiences?

Credits: JustGiving via Outlook

Have you opened your emails?

 

 

E-Mail – causing stress to millions of office workers and enlarging the pockets of mysterious Nigerian ‘princes’ since 1996.

Credits: POLLY TOYNBEE Honorary Knight Major via GifCities and Internet Archive

Animating my name

 

As some of the regulars here may be aware, for the past few months I have been learning coding with the help of online code school Codecademy. Today marks the completion of their Learn HTML course. Now I’ve started a fun project/mini-course using JavaScript to produce a funky little animation of my name where the little circles move aside when you roll your mouse over it. The GIF above, from a Codecademy email, shows what the final result could look like.

Credits: Codecademy via GMail

Mr Shah, are you helping identity thieves?

 

I bloody hope not. Many years ago, my bank account was hacked into (or maybe an inside job) by someone in South Africa who spend around £250-300 on clothes. The first I knew of it was when I received a phone call from the bank while out asking me if I had been been abroad recently. The person who called me then said my debit card had been blocked. Scary.

Credits: Lloyds Bank via Outlook

New Free Courses: Build Amazon Alexa Skills 🗣

 

“Alexa, tell me your innermost workings” – a GIF from an email by online coding school Codecademy advertising their new course on creating Alexa Skills.

Credit: Codecademy via GMail