Heads up Cabin Pressure fans. S2 is coming to BBC Radio 4 on Sunday at 7.15pm (BST)
Hey all, a little Social Media PSA if you have the Facebook App on your phone.
With the last update, Facebook began tracking something called ‘off-Facebook Activity’ which keeps up with all apps and browsing you do off of Facebook and collects that information with the purpose of targeting ads… which means they’re selling it to ad agencies. This includes access to any banking apps on your phone and your spending habits.
Not only is this a major breech of privacy that Facebook didn’t have to tell us about when they updated the app, it’s, of course, automatically turned on.
To turn it off, go into your Facebook app, pull up the menu from the main screen [the button with the three horizontal lines] scroll down to security and privacy, find ‘Off-Facebook Activity’ and hit the button that lets you manage your history to see all the apps it’s been collecting from. From there, you can clear the information it’s already collected, and there will be a button regarding ‘Future activity’ where you can turn the ‘feature’ off, at which point Facebook with give you an ‘ARE YOU SURE YOU DON’T WANT US COLLECTING YOUR INFORMATION TO SELL YOU THINGS???’ screen. Yes, yes you are sure. Because this is disgusting.
Facebook made this super hard to find, so I’ve written up instructions for how I got through it (on my app - I don’t know if there are other versions where it’s different):
From Facebook, go to the Menu by clicking on the three horizontal lines on the top right of the screen.
Scroll down to the bottom and select the Settings & Privacy drop-down menu.
Then select Settings (the first option under the drop-down).
This will take you to a screen showing multiple headers with lists of links under them
Scroll down to Your Facebook Information and select Off-Facebook Activity.
The next page has a short explanation of Off-Facebook Activity. Click Manage Your Off-Facebook Activity after the What You Can Do header.
This will take you to a screen with an option to Clear History (which I recommend). To actually turn off this feature, you will have to click the three dots at the top right of the screen and select the Manage Future Activity option that pops up.
This will take you to a page explaining in more detail what they’re doing. Select the Manage Future Activity at the bottom of the page.
THEN you can finally select the toggle to turn off Future Off-Facebook Activity.
If it’s glowing blue with the circle on the right side, it’s active, and if it’s gray with the circle on the left side, it’s off.
Just went and checked this out and yikes on a stick
Yuck. I just did this.
Green, blue, violet :)
green - compassionate, calm, generous
blue - trustworthy, confident, intelligent
violet - understanding, supportive, selfless
mate you’ve met me are you sure? :P
You give off pink 💕
Pink - loving, approachable, soft
Aw thanks nony, i’m not sure you’d agree if you saw me before coffee
No clue what I’m allowed to do with this ‘stricter’ lockdown imposed 2 weeks late with no specific advice so I’m just going to stay in bed and get cuddles
Rest your eyes on something nice 100(!)/100
Whether it’s a lake and trees, or the night sky and the northern lights, I seem to have a love affair with blues and greens.
I can’t believe I’ve done a 100 of these already. I’m going to stop here or at least take a hiatus, until I’ll hopefully have more shots to add. Thank you for all the comments and reblogs. I hope the photos have brought you some measure of enjoyment into a very challenging spring and early summer.
(Click on the photo for better quality.)
Omg ok I’m delayed in watching holby but max mcgerry yelling SNAKE at guy self across the ward??? Iconic
blue - trustworthy, confident, intelligent
violet - understanding, supportive, selfless
aww thanks haha, also i apparently have two asks from you in my inbox which i never noticed before i am v sorry that i never responded to them haha
The amount of casual infantilizing done to Kitty as the only black woman on Ghosts will never not make me uncomfortable and I’m sick of it. I’m literally so fucking sick of it. It’s racist and an ongoing problem characters of colour constantly face. Whether that’s your conscious intention or not, you still need to check your behaviour if you’re doing this shit. Kitty IS multi-faceted in her standing up to the Captain (saying she was sick of him bossing everyone about, and later saying that he made her do something horrible), her real and canonical attraction to men (and arguably Alison too), her desire for friendships and her willingness to help people, her upset at Alison leaving, her appreciation for Thomas’s poetry.
But fans will ignore all of that in favour of reducing her to their “uwu pure cinnamon roll innocent baby” just because she displays some naive traits, essentially boxing her into this one role of “the ditzy/dumb one” and congrats, that’s ALSO misogynistic as well as racist! I don’t think people realise how shady and unfair it is to treat the only woman of colour on the show like this. She’s a grown woman who experiences a plethora of emotions and feelings, she has her own history, and you guys need to stop treating her like that isn’t the case. I truly hope she’s explored and given more depth in S2.
Fellow white people SHOULD reblog this, but don’t clown/say anything. I promise you whatever comment you wanna make isn’t necessary. Thanks.
To add… STOP IT WITH TRYING TO COME UP WITH CLEVER “MIXED RACE” THEORIES ON WHY SHE’S IN EXPENSIVE CLOTHES
Or any other fucking theory that negates Black people being unable to provide for themselves.
If I hear one more goddamn “she must be an illegitimate Button” theory one more time… (Nevermind the fact Fanny would have mentioned Kitty being a Button, too.)
no doctor who moment will EVER top donna being completely fucking oblivious to the god-knows how many alien invasions and threats that cropped up on earth over the past like 5 years, the doctor is going through a dozen simultaneous aneurysms trying to comprehend how one woman has missed every single fuckin thing - sycorax and slitheen and robot santas and autons - and donna’s just like ‘i was busy.’
Rules: Without naming them, post 10 gifs of your favorite tv shows then tag 10 people.
Thank you @fortytworedvines for the tag! These are my current faves with a couple of old ones thrown in the mix :)
thank you for the tag @slightlyintimidating to answer 10 questions, write 10 new ones and tag 10 people (my brain is not working to think of new ones sorry)
1. Your favourite Eurovision song?
Love love, peace peace counts right?
2. What do you think is the most iconic song of all time?
Oh man you can’t ask me that. So hard, and i guess it depends on what you mean by iconic. I think Bohemian Rhapsody is one that just remains a classic and everyone gets into it when it’s played. And just any song by Abba
3. If you could, would you change your profession?
Nope i studied too long to change now. (joking aside, i may only have been doing it a few weeks but honestly i’m so hyped by it so no)
4. What’s the last book you read?
Last one I finished was Elinor Oliphant is Completely Fine, but I’m (slowly) reading The Little Stranger at the moment
5. You’re told you have to teach a child something. What do you teach them?
Feel like it needs to be profound haha or maybe just like some life skills like basic DIY, fixing clothes and cooking. How old is this child?
6. Do you enjoy thunderstorms?
7. How old is your current phone?
A year and a half I think? I try and keep them as long as i can but it seems phones are built to die after 2 years anyway
8. Are you writing anything at the moment?
sort of? I have a WIP which i haven’t updated in 2 years but has some unposted chapters and I gradually keep adding to
9. Which character do you think you are most like?
I always find this a difficult question, partly because i forget every single character i know. Probably cliche but Hermione, at school i was terrified of getting in trouble and was just constantly working/doing extra-curricular, but now i’ve realised there is slightly more to life haha
10. Do you have a lucky number?
I don’t think it’s necessarily lucky but I like the number 13
Fic Tropes in real life
I am for reasons of Science™ going to be finally testing out whether the popular fic trope of using scrubs as pyjamas is actually that comfortable. I have been quite doubtful, because the material is not the nicest but i’ll let you all know how it goes (and also as a side note, it’s not usual for UK docs to have their own scrubs, as they are usually washed by hospital laundry and you pick them up from a big store room, but we currently have to take them home to wash so that domestics aren’t massively exposed to covid-contaminated scrubs)
So this is happening tonight because I’m an idiot that packed all her pyjamas not remembering I would need to sleep in something tonight.
Sorry there has been a delay in writing up the results of this experiment but good papers take time
(and also i sort of forgot to make the post)
Anyway here goes:
They were fairly comfortable to wear but the seams are sort of harsh i think is the word. Also i’m no expert but if one was sharing a bed I don’t think the other person would find them particularly soft. One big problem is that they were HOT. They’re quite a thick material so that wasn’t fun. Also it just to me felt wrong to wear work clothes in bed. It didn’t separate out for me but that just might be my brain.
They’ll be great to wear to (attempt) sleep on nights at the hospital, but they aren’t for me as sleepwear. However they’re not uncomfortable and they’d be fine in the winter (or for people that run cold) so the fic trope is officially approved