I am sadly convinced the Mail app for Nextcloud presently manages to conflict with the desktop sync client.

Which means I need to try to set up Roundcube or similar as a separate site. Sigh.

Minor rant

This is becoming so ubiquitous, and continuous, that it is hard to maintain the appropriate sense of outrage.

Apple appears to have been hacked. Not in the usual sense. Apple’s integration with third-parties has been exploited, and a group claiming to have gained millions of iPhone access data is trying to blackmail the corporation. Apple, predictably, is acting rather blasé about the whole thing, but has pushed a security update fully integrating iCloud with 2FA. (For those of you with iPhones, some news groups have confirmed the TCF does have real data. You should probably modify your passwords/e-mails used with your Apple account.)

The update now has my OS asking that I give them a phone number so they can track me, ostensibly to protect me from being hacked, my iCloud wiped, whatever. On their explanation page they then immediately show me how any hacker smart enough to successfully attack my device can do the exact same thing to their 2FA system. They can now even use my device to make it easier.

So… this is better how?

Oh yeah, it is better for Apple because they will be able to spy on me to sell me planned obsolescent products, or sell data about me to advertisers and marketers.

So, better, but not better for me.

Baby sweaters

The past weeks I have been trying to be productive knitting-wise; for a variety of excuses I have not done particularly well.

But, despite all, I have two of three baby sweaters done, and here are the brag photos.

There is a third sweater on needles at the moment, and about ¼ of the way done; I have almost finished the yoke. It is yet another small variation on this theme. I should probably do a book about this pattern called 200 variations on a theme.