We’ve been managing our photos together for almost a decade now. Things were nice and simple at the start and we both knew what to expect from each other - I pulled my photos off my camera on the computer, imported them into iPhoto and arranged them. Life was good.
The simplest, decently secure way to send a password
Send it to me via Skype, which is wonderfully encrypted. Downside: synchronicity required.
A quite secure asynchronous way to send a password privnote
= secure page. You type in a message, send me the auto-generated link, I click and read the message, and poof: the message self-destructs a minute after I open it.
An even more secure, verging on paranoid, semi-synchronous way to do it
…a technique that generates no machine-readable text.
It should be easy to switch into these inbox views:
Sort out emails sent from machines. This should be clear from email headers. I should be able to choose a “people only” view and a “machines only” view.
Emails from my contacts; emails not from contacts—and also “emails from my top contacts” (with a slider to choose how many of those contacts).
The most recent email from each person who emails me.
Probably-useless email—which can be identified by tons of messages from the same sender, generating very few (or no) opens, clicks, or replies. It should be so much easier to clear junk!
Unsubscribables: one per sender. It’s not hard to find every email with an unsubscribe link. I want to be able to click a button and see one email from each email list. Bonus: make it easy to tick off a bunch of them and unsubscribe from the lot.
Which hosting providers (and media hosts) screw users?
Simple idea for an experiment.
Register a trademark (or pick one you already own).
Put the same piece of content on a bunch of hosts that uses the mark in order to criticize it—for example, if Wiklerpedia were trademarked, I could put up a bunch of sites that say “Wiklerpedia sucks! Boo Wiklerpedia!”
Put my Wiklerpedia hat back on and send cease-and-desist letters to every host where I posted my Wiklerpedia Sucks page.
Those WIklerpedia Sucks pages are perfectly legal—they don’t violate WIklerpedia’s trademark. But evil hosting providers will happily remove content on the basis of a C&D letter alone, in contrast to the good guys who actually take a look at the content and stick up for their users. So, pretty quickly, you find out who is evil and who is good.
Announce the results of the study in an attention-grabbing way to shame the evildoers and praise the heroes.
Repeat every so often until evil disappears from this earth.