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Apr 29, 2019 22:11:58

5. Cleaning. How do you do it?

by @philh PATRON | 298 words | 12🔥 | 301💌

PhilH

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Today I had a radical cleaning session. I think it happened when I noticed that I was logged on Chrome, as a member of an organization I created. I dread Google's constant attempts to collect and correlate an always increasing amount of data on people, in general, and on me, in particular. I know, I could start by not using Google, and switch to less privacy intrusive alternatives. I do use Firefox as my second browser, but it's a distant second. And I'm not even talking about search engines. Anyway, my point is, I believe the big cleaning occurred when I did log out of my so-called Chrome business account. I didn't notice it right away. But at some point, I suddenly saw that there was only a couple of windows opened... 😱 I rotated through the windows like crazy, I triple checked the Window menu... Rien du tout. All gone. The 15 windows I mentioned in my previous #streaktrick post, with gazillions tab... They had all vanished. I couldn't even retrieve them clustered in my history. Maybe they don't all load when Chrome restarts, until I actually open each tab. That would be another new issue with Chrome, that I'm happy to blame for all my miseries tonight. I also noticed the browser history is much shorter than it used to be. Chrome, you evil. Anyway, there's a silver lining. That's such a cleaning. A cleansing, even. I'm as purified as on my last inbox zero. Once I'll have properly mourned and moved to the resignation phase, I'll be happy to be liberated from these dozens of useless pages. My browser will load faster. The world will be simpler. 

So you see now, how I do cleaning.
Not often. Inadvertently. Reluctantly.
But in the end, I'm happy that it's done.

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    @philh Blue Story Of Doom, instead of Must Save Fwhat Thereis... <3

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 30, 2019 17:20:26
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    @philh And you didn't even need the blue screen of death. :)

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 29, 2019 13:31:06
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      @brandonwilson I guess that's the equivalent version of BSOD, by Google instead of MSFT :)

      PhilH avatar PhilH | Apr 30, 2019 16:04:28
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