Archive for December, 2018

phone number? f*** u, twitter

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

For some reasons I spent a lot of time recently thinking I would like to try twitter. Probably it’s because there is twitter desktop client availabe in linux distributions… corebird

So I signed up on twitter using my email address. After a couple of days, the account was suspended for “breaking the rules” – which is pretty amazing given that I’ve never twitted anything so far.

the only way to un-suspend the account? (re-animate?) provide a (mobile) phone number. well, fark you… not going to happen.

I’ve tried to find alternatives… there seem to be some but I’m not going to spend time creating fake phone numbers just to try to stay ahead in a game of cats and mice for a short while as twitter seems to be really strict about it and blocking phone number blocks and not allowing this and that.

update: fixed two typos

Books I’m reading at the moment… December 2018

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant part IV by Stephen R. Donaldson (

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant part V by Stephen R. Donaldson (

星空を願った狼の by Shiina Takasato (
I was reading this previously but lost interest throughout (when I bought it, I was told “it’s funny”… maybe it is not in a terry-prattchet-funny-way). Maybe I’ll make it to the end this time

Desperation by Stephen King

红豚 by a friend of a co-worker… correct name to follow 🙂

American Gods by Neil Gaiman
I picked this up in used books shop. I “know” Neil Gaiman from his collaboration on Good Omens ( with the late Terry Pratchett. It’s good to hold a physical book in the hand while reading because I mostly read e-books on my tablet, but it’s just not the same.

PADI Tec Deep Diver Manual
Not sure if I will ever do this… but it’s interesting to read about it, at least at the moment.