You can’t eat your cake and have it

FB: Facebook

In the past few weeks there’s been a lot of ruckus about WhatsApp’s new privacy policy and all the data they take.

This post is not about the nitty gritty of the data taken, I think there are countless think pieces about that and while I might be concerned, that concern only stems from the fear of my data getting in the wrong hands (Remember Cambridge Analytica?), asides that, looking at the infographic below, what’s so special about the data taken? …


But I really tried to…

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Spent the 25th on my bed with a tub of icecream, texas roadhouse and Bridgerton. My only goal for the day was to support my love, Shonda Rhimes on her first Netflix show. As a Shonda stan, I really wanted to like this show, I love everything she’s produced, Scandal, How to get away with murder, The Catch, For the people, e.t.c (Didn’t mention Grey’s Anatomy because I haven’t seen it yet. They have 17 seasons, no way I’m ever starting that).

My problem with this show is I just couldn’t care about anything, the story, the era, or the characters, especially the characters they were all unlikeable (to me). They were all basic and their problems were so trivial — getting a suitor, not bringing shame to your family, avoiding a scandal, getting babies, not getting babies, urgh. I tried so hard to connect with the distopian world. I don’t know much of the regency days but damn that must have been stressful for women. I struggled watching every episode, alternating between rolling my eyes and muttering “Just for you Shonda, just for you babes”. …


You haters should stop trying to poison my mind

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Let me start by saying, I have very little expectations for superhero movies in general. Like if there was a bar, my expectations for superhero movies are 6ft below that bar. I watch them for the enchantment of it all. I definitely don’t even look for plot in superhero movies. I expect bright lights, beautiful people, and some action, that’s all. I’m content with that.

That being said, I saw WW84 last week, and I was blown away. Ofcourse by Gal Gadot’s beauty first, then Patty Jenkin’s greatness — every part of it was so breathtaking, it was a very beautiful movie. So why are you all bringing plot to this conversation? LMAO Why can’t you guys just be content that it was cute? …


Yeah, I’m really making this a thing now.

I think the idea of complaining is really true to my “brand” so I might keep up with these weekly posts complaining about something. As I write this, nothing comes to mind but I’m sure if I keep typing, something will.

One moment..

*Checks Twitter * ..

*Checks LinkedIn* …

*Checks Ins…*

Nevermind, found one!

GRAMMYS.

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source: grammys.com

Not really a complaint because I’m actually happy with the nominations this year. Everybody I like got nominated.

  • Chloe X Halle
  • Megan Thee Stallion

Scratch that, I have a complaint.

Why do they keep ignoring really great Gospel artists from these nominations?

Last year Koryn Hawthorne didn’t get her grammy win and that definitely hurt. Her Unspottable album was such a great body of work, and the song “Speak the Name” was so spirit filled. Her losing that grammy and Rihanna getting no wins with 8 nominations definitely solidified my hate for the grammys. That being said, Chloe x Halle and Megan better get that grammy in 2021, I still care about those. …


Y’all are really weird.

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sigh

I really love Twitter because everyday there’s some dumb shit going to remind you not everyone in the world is bright and it’s ridiculous to expect sense from everyone.

Summary of the screenshot: a company rep (HR?) personnel reached out to an applicant on whatsapp, and she didn’t give the most welcoming response due to not knowing who he was, and upon finding out she was remorseful but the “saint” of the guy ended the conversation.


I would really like to know

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Photo Credit: https://vsco.co/achowba/gallery

I feel like I can’t complain, but I’d love to” — Michelle Buteau

I don’t know if this is a mutlicultural city thing where people know they’re mixed with people from different places so they tend to ask this all the time, but I find it very weird and uncomfortable that if you meet someone in the UAE for the first time, regardless of the scene/setting, with the first three questions you will definitely be asked, “So where are you from?”

The weirdest part for me is, I’ve never met or seen someone for the first time and thought “Damn, I need to know where you’re from”.

What do you people do with this information?


It has to be crack

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It’s the foolishness for me. It really makes no sense. So you as a Christian, that believes in the Bible, and the ultimate command from Jesus which is Love everyone will go ahead to discriminate people or support people that discriminate people?

*In Rihanna’s voice* You look so dumb right now

Saw the first five seconds of the Paula white twitter video and I wanted to puke, I don’t want to watch till the end because I’m geniunely allergic to nonsense and I don’t want to insult a “minister” of God.

However, I would still say, if you’re a Christian that’s a trump supporter, or even just a trump supporter in general, you’re very stupid, like very very stupid because I don’t see why anyone with a brain will be aligned to anything trump stands for, to name a few: misogyny, islamophobia, racism, classism, sexual assault, sexual harrasment, lying, discrimination, indimidation, locking people in cages. Like DAMN!, you have to be blind, deaf, and ignorant to accept all of this. Although, now that I list all of those things out, there are a few intersections with the Church of today so I see why they might be down for trump… but we don’t need to talk about that now. …


Writing this because I just spent precious hours debugging this issue, trying to do the most, when the problem was so damn simple.

If you’re getting the error

Unsupported image type. GD driver is only able to decode JPG, PNG, GIF or WebP files. {“userId”:1,”exception”:”[object] (Intervention\\Image\\Exception\\NotReadableException(code: 0): Unsupported image type. GD driver is only able to decode JPG, PNG, GIF or WebP files

The fix for me was increasing the upload_max_filesize andpost_max_size in my php.ini file to something large. …


Few nominations I care about.

Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
Killing Eve
The Mandalorian
Ozark
Stranger Things
Succession

Really don’t care for this category. I would’ve said Killing Eve but this new season was so bad I’m yet to finish it

Outstanding Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Dead to Me
Insecure
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Schitt’s Creek
What We Do in the Shadows

INSECURE!!!!! God please.

Outstanding Limited Series
Little Fires Everywhere
Mrs. America
Unbelievable
Unorthodox
Watchmen

Still haven’t seen watchmen but Little Fires Everywhere was really cool.

Outstanding Drama Actor
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Steve Carell, The Morning Show
Brian Cox, Succession
Billy Porter, Pose
Jeremy Strong…


Is this paradoxical?

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This question stems from a lot of thoughts I’ve been having since last year. The most recent being an interview with Michaela Coel I watched over the weekend. I started watching her new HBO show I May Destroy You, and brilliant is not even enough to describe how insanely good it is. It might be triggering for a lot of people, but it’s definitely a worthwhile watch. It centers sexual assault and it goes through different spectrums of sexual assualt in such a lighthearted way. …

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Douglas Kendyson

I complain about things (I care about) // Software engineer // Currently building Selar.co // douglas@selar.co

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