It just seems to me that, at best, a gift card conveys the message "I don't know what exactly you'd like or need but I figured you'd like something from store X at least".
At worst it says "hey I don't know what to get you, but I don't want to give you cash because I am a jerk and only want you to buy something from a specific store since I don't trust you'd spend the money the way I'd like you to".
Christmas gift cards.
I don't get the concept. This time of year I try to figure out what the point is of gift cards. You go to a store, give them money and you get a little plastic card that entitles the card bearer to the amount of money paid. You then give this card to a loved one, and this recipient then goes and exchanges this little card for some merchandise.
OK. But what value is added by inserting this card into the process? Why not just give the loved one cash or an actual gift?
Cryptocurrency, death mention, intrigue
So some time ago a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange called Quadriga CX went bankrupt after its founder and CEO (the only person who had access to the cold storage wallets) died suddenly and unexpectedly.
Today lawyers emailed:
"On instruction from the Official Committee, Representative Counsel issued a letter to the RCMP, on behalf of Affected Users, requesting the RCMP to exhume the body of Gerald Cotten to confirm his identity."
Oh hey, I found that big list of personal websites someone put up:
Seriously though, my brain is not doing a good job processing this news. Some quick thoughts:
- No mention of ActivityPub/Scuttlebutt/Diaspora/etc, but... "blockchain"? For some reason?
- Jack is totally right about decentralized moderation; one of the best things about the fediverse.
- Whatever standard Twitter decides upon, it will become the de-facto standard. (See: browsers and market share.)
- Struggling to understand what's in it for Twitter in all this.
'Tis the season
Ever try to photocopy money on a digital laser photocopier?
TIL printers do more than add pale yellow tracking watermarks...they also have currency DRM!
There is a happy @squirrel here so excited to finally be able to watch the baby Yoda on the Debian desktop in her drey.
First day on my #peloton please go easy on me 🤣
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