Laurence Elsdon @le@elsdon.me

In a couple of years somebody should do a study comparing the promptness of GDPR emails and future profitability.

I imagine the companies rapidly pushing out revised privacy policies at the last minute are significantly less organised than those who got in early.

While the country is focused on the Royal Wedding, Theresa May is stacking the House of Lords with unelected Conservative peers in an attempt to push through her terrible policies.

theguardian.com/politics/2018/

Subway are certainly leading the way in abusing the introduction of GDPR legislation to enroll new subscribers to their mailing list.

I'm enjoying all the GDPR opt-in emails from the past few weeks - phrased as if I had actually chosen to be added to be added to their mailing list in the past

Seriously though, in 2018 why do so many companies still have opt-out practices for mass email?

My guilty pleasure is sending passive aggressive emails to web apps who violate Mailchimp's terms of use by auto enrolling me to their marketing emails.

One year on and I've had to set aside the majority of my computing pursuits in favour of focusing on a career in architecture. But every so often you get that niggle to try and complete something challenging so I've finally managed to get my own Mastodon instance setup. I have to say it doesn't feel any easier today than it was was a year ago... But I've done it, and hopefully I'll get around to submitting some revisions to the documentation to help others in the same boat as me.

A year ago, almost to the day I was procrastinating from completing my Masters thesis by trying to setup a Mastodon instance on my web server. But with little success I finally had to accept that academia was more important than side projects so I set it aside and focused on my thesis.