Just wanted to have a quick grumble about LinkedIn. I use LinkedIn a lot both at work and at home mainly to research industry articles and opinions. Last week LinkedIn introduced a new security feature; every time I login I am asked to do security verification. I never had to do this before. According to the LinkedIn answers forum it could be because I am accessing LinkedIn from 2 computers.
I don’t mean to be whiny but I am logging in and out of LinkedIn 4 or 5 times a day and find it inconvenient. I also felt for a social network the lack of communication about the changes was just rude, it I would have been nice if LinkedIn would have included a brief description explaining why the security box is suddenly appearing.
I understand it is an added security protection feature and it helps prevent DOS and Spam attacks by the creation of multiple accounts with the purpose of attacking and spamming. As a regular user I feel this should be a security feature when setting up a new account but is it really necessary everytime we login? I would like the option to opt in and out of it, or just a little bit of trust from LinkedIn that I am a genuine user. I would be happy to upgrade my password if LinkedIn felt it wasn’t secure enough or anser a security question.
I know it is only a minor inconvenience but as other social media sites are not using this kind of protection at the moment when you login I am unsure why LinkedIn are. If you think I’m being petty and pedantic I would love to hear your thoughts.
Ok moan over.
I apologise that some of my blog posts are more useful than others but this blog is the personal ramblings of a very geeky girl and I am pretty determined to live up to my reputation.
To state that I am a little bit obsessed with Zombies is an understatement, I am so obsessed in fact that I have a plan in place for when the inevitable happens. Seriously. It’s a pretty good plan too, but that’s not what I’m sharing with you today as I don’t want you all following my plan or we will all get eaten.
I was stumbling and came across this: What normal people do during a Zombie Apocalypse
Quite simply this is why I have a plan. Hopefully this will give you something to think about.
P.S. If you need inspiration for your plan check out my 5 favourite Zombie flicks.
- 28 Days Later
- Resident Evil Trilogy – I know it’s technically a cheat putting a trilogy in but hey it’s great!
- The original Day of the Dead
- Shawn of the Dead – it’s a bit more realistic for us British folks.
- Zombieland – Threw this in here for creative purposes and Bill Murray is a personal highlight.
I got a new MacBook in January and my lovely friend Mike migrated everything over from my dead G4. Since Jan i’ve still not got round to sorting out the junk that was moved across so thought while i was waiting for a doc to download id make a start on it.
It’s great looking at loads of old Uni work that got moved across, I was always about the ideas but never really had the patience with photoshop, if i could draw it I would. As my course was part graphic design it was kinda necessary to be a wizz on Creative Suit. As I was going through the old work though i’d share some with you.
This was a one week project we did for Radley. From what I remember it was to come up with something suited to the target demographic that could work easily from outdoor media to magazines to in-store, I got a 2:1 for the project so not too bad.
Keep your eyes posted for some more of my old uni work…….if I ever get round to sorting all the folders out!
Stumble Upon sent me this today, I know…very random. After being a bit bored I have decided I’m going to do all of this in August! Will post proof in a few weeks!
God I miss doing moodboards. As much as a love working in social media sometimes I don’t half miss being really creative and gathering cute bits of research. I came across Miss Dior Couture today and they have some great moodboards on their site. I love these 2.
I did a number of fashion based advertising project while I was at Uni. Here is a moodboard I did for a Vivienne Westwood perfume I chose to market. Had so much fun making it, it’s a bit much compared to the 2 above but would love to know your thoughts.
I love typography, it was one of my favourite modules in my creative imaging – advertising degree. I stumbled upon these great examples of using typography to imply images, very clever.
I have started a small project in my spare time, researching my family tree. I have been using a great site called Geni.com. I have a very very small immediate family. Just 7 of us; me, my Sister, my Mum, my Dad, 1 Aunty, 1 Grandpa and 1 Nana. It’s great as we’re all really close and I love it but have decided I want to know more about where I came from.
I have spend a little bit of time with my Nana and Grandpa and got some great information as to their parents and their brothers and sisters. Unfortunately my Dads parents passed away when I was younger so we have limited information from that side of the family and it is going to be difficult to get is as they are from Ireland but I’m going to give it a good go non the less.
The Geni website is great, it’s so easy to use – I even sent it to my Nana and she could use it. It shows everything clearly, is simple to navigate and you can even add pictures, notes and profiles to all relatives (I am yet to get that far). The next step is I am going to send it to all relatives and see how far we can get. I will keep you updated, wish me luck!
I crashed Ruby, my 15 year old Corsa, this morning. It’s the first time I’ve crashed into another car and have been driving for over 3 and half years. Poor Ruby’s bonnets a bit dent, the lights are facing the wrong way and she’s scratched to bits. The other car is badly damaged down the right side. I was driving up one of the side streets near the flat, when crossing the road I looked left and saw a silver car parked up, looked right, then went… straight into the side of blue car. The lady driving had come out of a garage hidden behind the silver car then put her foot down.
I am absolutely gutted about my car, Ruby is my first car and was a gift from my Mum and Dad for my 21st. I have managed to get her driving but not too sure how long she will last and have a feeling that the insurance company will write her off if the damage is too much. So after getting over the initial shock I’m starting to panic about how I’m going to be able to afford my cars £600 excess. I’m feeling very sorry for myself sat my desk when a friend unaware of what has happened this morning sent me this. Quite simply it put everything in perspective.