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

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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

#30YearsofGIFs – 8

 

In the earliest days of the net, GIFs and JPGs for different aspects of this brave new world often made reference to pre-existing technologies and objects. For example, the above GIF shows two letterboxes for email, a virtual reinterpretation of the traditional door flap for letters and parcels. This analogy helped people be more comfortable with the new technology by relating it to things they were already familiar with IRL.

Credits: Vijay Shah, Blingee

Vijay, dive in and celebrate summer

 

Ironically, it is in summer, especially when it’s really hot, that my appetite sometimes takes a hit. I mean, when the thermometer is a tall red line, close to bursting, it’s just too stuffy to really eat a meal. Dinner becomes a mere side salad above a snack. GIF from a Sainsbury’s supermarket email, sent earlier this July.

Credits: Sainsbury’s via Outlook