How a phishing attack for Coinbase almost got me with an ‘ạ’ instead of an ‘a’

Early morning I got the following text message on my phone. I had not tried logging in to Coinbase so was surprised to see this message. Luckily, I didn’t kick on the link. Instead I opened a browser window and manually typed and navigated to it. And I tried signing in and didn’t noticeContinue reading “How a phishing attack for Coinbase almost got me with an ‘ạ’ instead of an ‘a’”

Disinformation via Anachronistic Juxtaposition

Usually when someone asks for their own tweet to be prevented from being reshared it’s a sign of Streisand Effect. The Streisand effect is a phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet. IContinue reading “Disinformation via Anachronistic Juxtaposition”

A Game Designer’s Analysis Of QAnon

A very fascinating read! QAnon has much in common with alternate reality games (ARG), LARPs, and interactive theater, but these gaming mechanisms are used in a slightly different manner to create something very different from an actual game. — Read on

High Heeled Shoes Were Originally Created For Men

History is fascinating. I had no idea! The origin of high-heels can be traced back to 15th century Persia when soldiers wore them to help secure their feet in stirrups. Persian migrants brought the shoe trend to Europe, where male aristocrats wore them to appear taller and more formidable. “The heel was an additionalContinue reading “High Heeled Shoes Were Originally Created For Men”

Petra, a city cut out from rocks

Petra (Arabic: ٱلْبَتْرَاء‎, romanized: Al-Batrāʾ; Ancient Greek: Πέτρα, “Stone”), originally known to its inhabitants in Nabataean Aramaic as ̢𐢚𐢛𐢓𐢈 rqmwRaqēmō,[3][4] is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan. Petra lies around Jabal Al-Madbah in a basin surrounded by mountains which form the eastern flank of the Arabah valley that runs from the Dead Seato the Gulf of Aqaba.[5] The area around Petra has been inhabited from as early as 7000 BC. We set the cameraContinue reading “Petra, a city cut out from rocks”