Don’t Answer That – #1LinerWeds

If you’re a fan of, involved with or read stories about social media, you are no doubt aware of the great Facebook outage of 2021. I’m not sure that’s the official name, but it was fun to follow some of the things people were saying about Facebook on their Twitter accounts. The Editor was following a few of those, as well as looking into the tech-news stories that were guessing as to what had happened.

At one point, she read a run-on sentence of strung-together technical terms designed more to make the writer look competent than to add clarity to the situation. Her reaction to that was immediately claimed as my one-liner,

“I don’t really understand what he’s saying – and no, I don’t want you to explain it…”

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you would like to join in on the fun, you can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.

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  1. Yes, I survived the great FB outage as well. Got a kick out of a friend marking herself “safe”. The timing right after the whistleblowers testing was certainly interesting.
    But more importantly?
    BUNNY!!!!
    ❤️

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  2. I’m sorry for those conducting business on that platform, but personally I survived it just fine. :-) Yes, the timing was very interesting, but more interesting to me is that some people think that this ‘business’ should be altruistic. I guess they’re not as old as I am and not familiar with ‘let the buyer/user beware.’ Happy Wednesday.

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    • I’m with you, Judy. None of these “revelations” come as a surprise to me, and I doubt any come as a surprise to Congress, although they will milk it for all the “we’re protecting our constituents” press and photo-ops they can wring out of it. They do the same thing, only their goal is getting re-elected.

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  3. I’m with Judy. Why do people act shocked and surprised about such “revelations” as profit is more important than people? Anyone shocked by that must have just arrived from another planet. But I say that as a distant onlooker; I am not on Facebook or any of the other things. I do feel bad for those businesses that were hurt by the problem. It’s their bottom line too. Today I don’t know which I like more, your puddles or your skies. Nice! I laughed out loud at the one-liner.

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    • I was torn between the puddles and the skies, myself, Maureen. We hardly ever see the puddles in the park, and it’s been a long time since we had nice wind blown puddles. I hope your week is going well.

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  4. I love the editor’s line! And I must admit I thought of you, affectionately. And then I chuckled. We know that you understand but people like me probably don’t. My favourite picture is the one with the sun glinting off Maddie’s back, it is so ethereal. And we know that’s her personality to a T! Have a good day Dan.

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    • I was going to add the explanation to this post, but I knew better. I used the other photo of Maddie on Monday. It was a more complete view of her, but I like this one better. I’m glad it’s your fav, Pam.

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  5. LOL, I completely relate to the editor. When it comes to technology and cars, I just want them to work. 😊 I’ve basically given up on Facebook, probably visiting once a month, at most. Loved your photos, Dan, as always. Please give the editor an extra hug and I hope the two of you have a great day.

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    • Thanks Gwen. I’m not.a big fan of Facebook. It was funny to read about everything that went wrong. I felt bad for people that run their business on that platform. Maybe this will help them decide to move. I would never purchase anything through facebook.

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  6. As I’m reading this, I’m seeing the story live on the Fox News Channel! She’s concerned about the espionage being a national security threat, and some other lady is going on about how it damages young people…either way, Facebook has gone way past being a place to connect with old friends!

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    • It’s a business, and the first rule of business is to stay in business. I’m not surprised by anything they do. This was a self-inflicted wound, but their size and their arrogance made them a target for some pretty funny comments.

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      • Of course, Zuckerberg denies knowing anything about the espionage, but she said he is fully aware of everything going on with his platform. My oldest son has been trying to tell me for years that social media is evil, but I ignored him because I didn’t want to believe it. I use it for just what I said, and stay away from the bad elements. I should probably disable my account, but I’m addicted to being in constant contact with friends and acquaintances because I see no one but my family right now. Unless I’m with my dad or brother, I haven’t left the house in two months!!! Caregiving is a full-time job!!

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  7. I don’t subscribe to FB or any of the others. It seems to me that if you don’t like the way FB carries on its business, you can simply unsubscribe to it. If you didn’t like the way a store was doing business, you’d be shopping somewhere else. I know it’s not as simple as all that, but almost.

    I love the Editor’s one liner! Can’t tell you how many time I’ve said that to my husband! His explanations are more confusing than the problem.

    You know I love the shot of Maddie sniffing away with sunbeams shining on her, lighting her feathers up from red to gold. The wind blown puddle is great and so is Old Glory proudly flying her Stars and Stripes.

    Happy to see Galloping Grandma again! She is a reminder of endurance and perseverance. Go grandma!
    Ginger

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    • You’re correct, Ginger, no one has to be their. They try to keep us engaged, and they try to draw us in, but I can ignore most of it. I hope this might encourage others to think about why they are out there.

      My explanations can be tedious, you can thank the Editor for stopping me in my tracks. The one-liner could have involved…well, lots of technical terms.

      I’m glad you like the pictures. I’m not sure what was in that crack, but Maddie studied it for a long time.

      She also stared at grandma until she turned into the apartments. She didn’t bark, which was good. I don’t like it when she barks at the poor woman.

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  8. The one-liner is great. My eyes glaze over when someone wants to ‘explain’ it to me. No, thanks. Really. NO. THANKS. I think the FB/Twitter outage was just a bit suspicious, but I’m not on either, so not for me to say. Maddie looks so pretty with the sun shining on her. Walker Lady is still chugging along! It is good to see her again–from a distance. Wasn’t there another flag flying under the American flag? Windblown puddle–very pretty.

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    • Sharp eyes and a good memory, Lois. There used to be an MIA flag flying under the American flag. Both disappeared last month. The American flag was replaced with a bright new flag. I’m not sure if the MIA flag is going to be replaced (maybe they’re waiting on a new one) or not.

      Maddie was glued to the Walker Lady, following her until she turned into the apartment complex. We were far enough away for her not to bark, but it’s a good think the woman didn’t get any closer.

      So, I guess there’s no reason for me to explain the outage on Monday ;-) (Don’t worry).

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  9. The Editor cracked me up! Reminds me of more than a few times when I’ve dropped some sentences to the hubby only to roll right into “but I don’t want you to try to solve this, just listen!” 😆

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  10. Some great memes came out of that fiasco. Remember when we used to have disaster recovery testing? It was rare we did not uncover something that was going to be a problem. I wonder 8f they do that level of testing anymore? I do understand the Editor’s concern – 😂 – tech-splaining!

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    • From what I’ve read, this was something you would never have imagined could happen. I’m guessing their level of testing has increased and the definition of worst case scenario has been revised. I remember actually writing a simulation program to test our most critical applications. That way we could design scenarios until the application failed and decide whether to make the application more robust or that our scenario was beyond expectations.

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    • Hahaha – that’s a good way of characterizing it. I tend to go full -on Wikipedia version, unless she complains. We were hoping it would last longer, some of the comments being made online were funny.

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  11. I followed along your walk and smelled the fresh scent and mist. Great photos, Dan. I only happened to click on the Facebook because I wanted to get a few photos of my sister who passed away in 2019. After clicking it a few time within an hour, I thought it was hacked and someone demanded a ransom. I watched the news about businesses got hacked and paid ransom. It was like something hundreds and thousands of miles away, until one relative’s company data got hacked. He thought his company paid the ransom but he said the company didn’t released that info.

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  12. Haha! Love the photo of Maddie. It was pretty wild when we lost IG and WhatsApp. Central America pretty much runs on WhatsApp. I mean I scheduled hubby’s surgery last Spring via that app. No phone calling in Panama. It felt like being suspended in mid air over a bottomless chasm, frozen like the pause button on a thriller movie. It wasn’t thrilling. I just decided to ride it out reading. I just googled it and found out about the problem but we had already gotten a notice from WhatsApp that it was a worldwide issue.
    🧐Perhaps a soft drink too close to the keyboard? 🤭

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  13. I’ve said more or less the same thing to my husband at various times, although he usually ignores me and tells me anyway. :-) I only go on FB once in the proverbial blue moon so I only knew about it because my s-i-l in France mentioned it. She’s selling some things online and that put potential sales on hold for time.

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