Last night, I went into Yahoo Mail to see whether my oldest email account was still alive. It was. I never use it — I keep it for «sentimental reasons». It’s from 1998.
Right now, I got one of those ‘breaking news’ notices on my phone from BBC. I tend to take them more seriously than ‘breaking news’ from CNN. The latter could be some stupid sports result.
In any event, this was about how one billion of Yahoo accounts were hacked in 2014. Names, passwords birth dates … all kinds of user details were stolen. They suspect it was a state, but wouldn’t say which one. Also, they stated no bank or credit data was stolen.
Over the years I’ve had a few Yahoo-accounts, but I went through that list and cancelled them all, except this -98 account and the one I use for Flickr … that one I have to keep, otherwise I cancel my own Flickr account, and I have all my photos there.
Now, this whole thing is so creepy and one wonders what Verizon will do now. Will they really buy Yahoo after this?!
I’ve used Gmail since 2004, but moved away from Yahoo Mail before that. For the simple reason I found all those animated, commercial ads way too annoying. Now they’re even worse.
We got our first snow on Monday. Not much, but still a little bit more than predicted. The schools were closed. In my life I can’t remember one, what they call here, ‘snow day’. I grew up in northern Sweden, so there was no lack of snow.
We won’t get to keep this snow, though. After a real cold spell tomorrow and Friday, the temperature is going way up and we’ll get rain. Probably no white Christmas for us.
I took this picture with the iPhone on Monday night, outside our building. Went out to assess the car-situation … how much we would have to shovel, if any, the following day.
Today was a totally monochrome day, but that changed in a few minutes, while we were inside the grocery store. When we got outside again, the cloud cover had broken up, and it turned out to be a very beautiful, winter afternoon.