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Recent life lessons:
◆ Do not buy a domain name without obfuscating your contact information, lest you want to be harried by people offering to provide their services to “grow your business”

◆ Do not change descriptions on your most recent experience that’s set to be ongoing on LinkedIn without making note of the “notify your followers” toggle, lest you wish LinkedIn to post on your behalf a message urging people to congratulate you on your new position. A post which you cannae delete. And lo, if you comment upon it urging well-wishers to not comment upon it or offer congratulations as it is not what it appears, witness the lack of good that doth do. Resort to canned response to DMs explaining the situation and urging the well-wisher to learn from your misfortune. (I find it really difficult to not politely respond to folk. It was a good two days of like 50+ messages.)

◆ If you have a career coach that tells you to connect to as many people as possible on LinkedIn and accept connection requests, perhaps just don’t follow that advice. My second career coach was like “That doesn’t even make sense” “I KNOW!” ... I have so many LinkedIn connections. But I cannae just prune the list because it would take for freaking ever to figure out who was who and who I really still wanted to connect with. *sigh* 900+ is too many. And I have over 100 requests I haven’t even gotten around to looking at.

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    What does cannae mean? I understand it is there because of auto-correction
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    And what is your domain name? Will do a quick lookup 😜
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    Whois record protection is nowadays free with e.g. namecheap, definitely worth checking it out, might even be able to force a whois history deletion depending what domain it is and what country you're residing in iirc.
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    Dont obfuscate contact information. Move to EU, sue them for GDPR infringement.
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    @asgs Cannae’s Scottish slang for cannot. @JoshBent The place I registered it at wanted to charge me for it! Which is, uh, why I didn’t do it...
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    @JoshBent you have valid point, but please check on how GDPR affects the whois database. It's a very interesting read :)
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    Yeah I also have protected whois. I don't think everyone needs to know where I live just because I run a website. Nothing good for me could ever come out of that.
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    I mean, I used Whois protection for my other domain (the one I use). This one was a gift for a friend, so I bought them a four-year plan but it wanted to charge me ~$20 (4.99 per year) for the Whois protection and I noped out. On the one hand, I regret it because well, my information is now available in a way I’d really prefer it wasn’t. But on the other hand, I really just regret using a domain registrar that charges for Whois protection.
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    @AmyShackles use gandi.net
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    @mt3o I can only find results of a year old and not how its implemented at the moment.
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    @Codex404 GDPR forces the data administrator (whois, or rather ICANN) to explicitly tell with whom and for what purpose your data is shared. Additionally, you can disallow your data from being stored, processed and shared. You can ask for the data removal, or anonymization if removal is not possible. All of that is directly against main purpose of whois db :)
    You can directly tell your domain provider that under GDPR you want your data to be removed or else file a complaint or even sue the domain provider. What's better, the provider don't have to be from EU, is enough if you are.

    Check those links:

    https://law.kuleuven.be/citip/blog/...

    https://theregister.co.uk/2018/08/...
    https://theregister.co.uk/2018/08/...
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    @mt3o ah yeah I know what the GDPR stands for. I had to study it thoroughly for my work and am also contavting any company Ive been in contact with for my information and its deletion if Im not using their service anymore... I like how many services say "we only have your name and email" while I can see games I played with others in the app...

    If I dont have replies in two months (with a formal complaint to the company twice) , I report them to our local instance.

    But Ill check out those links tomorrow.
  • 0
    Wtf is a career coach?are u guys really paying for that 😀😀
  • 0
    @lastpeony Lambda assigns you a career coach when you’re at the 20 week mark or so. Doesn’t cost me anything, just a resource.
  • 0
    Wtf is lambda
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    @lastpeony Lambda School’s a 6+ month Computer Science Academy. I graduated in October.
  • 0
    @AmyShackles did they teach algorithms
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    @lastpeony here's the most important algorithm for devs: get your coffee in time so that you neither empty the coffee pot completely (or you'd have to make fresh one) not arrive at an empty coffee pot because some asshole has emptied it without making new coffee. Leaving half a mug of coffee is perfect.
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    @Fast-Nop that is even worse than an empty pot. First having the satisfactory that there is coffee and then after pouring finding out that you have to make new one because there isnt enough...
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    @Codex404 well yeah, the idea is that upon your next coffee, there will probably be fresh one. It's a bit like the "Trip to Jerusalem" game. ^^
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    @mt3o it is mainly krebs and its like sperging out how their imaginary police job is harder now - authorities still have access to that data in one way or another, that's how it should have always been - not to mention that criminals that actually cared, just faked their whois, so the ones suffering were actual harmless people, not the criminals.

    Feel free to link me anything else, if what I said didnt cover what you meant.
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