@jws the text is white rather than light green, but at that size it hardly matters. I prefer to activate cards by phone, because then I don't have to dig out my account password. Or have a working network connection. Or be in front of a computer.
Citibank Really Really wants you to activate your card online. Without bright light and a magnifier I can barely even tell there's a phone number on that sticker. http://feorlen.org/tempfiles/new_citi_card.jpg
@prometheus No, I'm not particularly optimistic about how things are going to go the next decade or so. Beyond that, it's hard to predict anything. If someone can find a way to screw over people for profit, by design or neglect, it will happen.
@erikschmidt The jury long ago ruled on pay-vs-ads, it would seem. Like most things now, if it's free there are more than enough people who will take it no matter what strings are attached. Alternatives can't survive on their own in that environment.
@tomcat I tried pnut but it was weird in my browser for some reason. I haven't looked at it in a while. Pretty much anything will result in being cut off from fb, where mirrored posts get most responses. Need to spend some time trying out things.
Contemplating the demise of app.net. My fb relationship status is "It's complicated." I can't ignore it, but avoid touching it any more than necessary. Curating Twitter to avoid dumpster fires is tiresome. Other services live in isolated universes. Dunno.
@adiabatic if I could answer that question, I'd surely be rich by now. :) The sysadmin topic idea has some element of "skate to where the puck will be" in how ops uses docs in different ways. Like on-call task instructions vs scripting language reference