Dec 31, 2011

Missing e {browser extension for tumblr}: Tumblr's Support Problem with 'Missing e'

ronworkman:

missing-eAs many users have observed, Tumblr has recently given users a choice to uninstall Missing e or revoke support for your account.

The reasons they give for suggesting that you uninstall Missing e are the worst-case scenario for installing browser extensions or browser modifications of any kind. However, Missing e is not a source of these kinds of problems.

At worst, Missing e may cause problems when Tumblr makes changes to their interface and Missing ehas not yet been updated to deal with the changes. I usually work very quickly to restore compatibility in these cases.

It is very unlikely that Missing e will cause any data loss. This is especially true of existing posts. Without your interaction, Missing e will not delete anything!

As for privacy, Missing e does not obtain, use or store your email address, password, IP address, search queries or contents of any of your existing posts.

Missing e implements only a small amount of what Tumblr calls page scraping. It is not done regularly, nor is it excessive. The removed features Follow Checker and Unfollower used page scraping a lot more and were taken out of Missing e quite some time ago for this very reason.

All users are encouraged to examine Missing e’s source code to confirm all of the claims I have made!

If you choose to continue using Missing e and want to continue receiving support, you should follow these guidelines:

• If you experience problems with Tumblr, deactivate Missing e in your browser’s extensions list (you can get to this list using the first part of the Missing e uninstall instructions and turning off “Enable” or clicking on the “Disable” button, depending on your browser). If the problem remains, it is most likelynot a Tumblr issue.

• Before contacting Tumblr support, deactivate Missing e. Regardless of whether or not you acknowledged that using Missing e means Tumblr will not provide you with support, if you have it deactivated or uninstalled, it is not running! You will be accurately presenting your issue to Tumblr support in informing them that you are not currently using Missing e.

Note from Ron: Although I haven’t had this pop up yet, in the last 24 hours I finally decided to email Tumblr support and see if we can resolve whatever the issue is so that I can receive support. I currently do not and have not since July. Tumblr has not responded to me or any issues our blogs have had that I bring up, in any way shape or form other than the automated reply emails. 
I did get a reply from Marc who in the past, was always nice and helpful. He seemed to be unaware that I wasn’t getting support. 

Going through some of the tags on Tumblr, it seems that users are getting the message even on machines/devices which don’t have the plugin installed, which means that Tumblr has tagged users who have installed Missing E on the server side. Basically, people may be getting black-listed from Tumblr Support for using Missing E even if they’re not actively using it and as long as they have installed it at any point, whether they’ve uninstalled it or not since.

A worse scenario is when you may just be borrowing someone’s computer and the browser you use just happen to have the plugin installed. Can a user still be “tagged” for that?

Dec 26, 2011
Joe Hisaishi - The Sixth Station

wearetwoinamillion:

Spirited Away - The Sixth Station

I want to listen to this song, while on the train at night and city lights fly by, reflecting on the river below.

Trying to find this exact version on YouTube is impossible, so Tumblr reblog it is.

Dec 26, 2011
Jay-Z and Kanye West - "Murder to Excellence"

singmeanewsong:

Jay-Z and Kanye West “Murder to Excellence” Watch the Throne

(via )

Dec 23, 2011
austinkleon:

Louis CK’s PayPal screen, and what he’s going with the money. To quote @mulegirl: “Attention social media strategists and marketers. This is what authenticity looks like. You can’t fake it.”

austinkleon:

Louis CK’s PayPal screen, and what he’s going with the money. To quote @mulegirl: “Attention social media strategists and marketers. This is what authenticity looks like. You can’t fake it.”

(via soupsoup)

Dec 21, 2011

07-Violence And Variations (by GalacticaTurkey)

I’ve watched BSG a few times but I’ve only noticed this track while going through the soundtrack. Strings are my one true weakness.

Dec 11, 2011

ronworkman:

In some of the worst Gawker reporting of all time, America shows the world that it isn’t smart enough to understand that the above images, are not the same as photographs of a terrorist attack in 2001. Gawker using ‘a new twin towers’ is a classless and sad attempt at evoking drama. 

Questions: Does anyone really think that this building was intentionally designed to mimic or mock a few seconds of smoke/explosions coming from the World Trade Center buildings? Are there people that think the Dutch design firm is attempting to take a jab at the U.S.A. here? Would this building have been considered amazing and/or beautiful in the year 2000? If it had existed before the attacks, would it then become offensive after the attacks? If an American firm designed a building to be built in the U.S. that happened to resemble a few seconds of a tragedy in a place like Bangladesh, do you think you would ever even hear about it?

The design company actually made a comment:

The Cloud was designed based on parameters such as sunlight, outside spaces, living quality for inhabitants and the city. It is one of many projects in which MVRDV experiments with a raised city level to reinvent the often solitary typology of the skyscraper. It was not our intention to create an image resembling the attacks nor did we see the resemblance during the design process. We sincerely apologize to anyone whose feelings we have hurt, the design was not meant to provoke this.

My favorite comment: (in jest) We should ban all wave pool facilities, since it reminds some people tsunami.

Nov 29, 2011

marxisforbros:

Stephen Colbert (out of character) Interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson at Montclair Kimberley Academy.

(via jaydenw)

Nov 25, 2011

Posted this on Twitter, but I’m reposting this here just because.

(Source: supergiantgames.bandcamp.com)

Nov 22, 2011
Nov 21, 2011

heaven spent: by Chuck Palahniuk

melanyouth:

(via tinyunicorn):

In six seconds, you’ll hate me.

But in six months, you’ll be a better writer.

From this point forward—at least for the next half year—you may not use “thought” verbs. These include: Thinks, Knows, Understands, Realizes, Believes, Wants, Remembers, Imagines, Desires, and…

(Source: writingadvice)

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