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Facebook Advertisers — Scammers or Not?

During my, almost entirely inactive, membership of Facebook my data was shared with the following organisations:
100057297879809 1Y
AA 859dvpY
BM 1010Y
Bm 5 100tkqc nlm 2Y
Bm5 100 tkqc nlm xmdn100Y
Bm 54Y
BM A 2143Y
BMusquang 611349Y
Bristol Who's Who?
Cottonwood Veterinary Clinic, LLC 1?
eBay Watches?
Eliza Anna?
Family Gifts X5Y
Family Store B1Y
Family Store B3Y
Family Store S3Y
Huy 184-1Y
Shailesh Konde?
U 4?

There are no contact details provided for any of these organisations. There is no possible way I can see, to retrieve the data shared. It's alarming to see how many are obvious scammers.

This should take you to the equivalant data for your own FB account. The destination link may be out of date already. Try it for yourself and let me know if you've been successful.

Welcome to the New Server!

Our previous host has decided to close its offer. Here we are on the new, smaller, faster, cheaper, webhost.

Site Now With HTTP/2

I've just upgraded to HTTP/2 for this website — not that you'll notice particularly. There's probably some speed improvements, but this is intentionally a website lite, so these will be small.

Test it (or any other website for that matter) by using nghttp client.

~$ nghttp -vn
You can find appropriate nghttp packages for Debian and for Ubuntu. Other distributions are available.

Once More With Added SSL!

Let's Encrypt™ LogoFollowing an abortive attempt back in to serve this site using SSL, this website is now using encryption once more.

This time the certificate comes from Let's Encrypt™ and a big thanks to them.

Amazon™ gift voucher

Recently I sent, via e‐mail, two Amazon™ vouchers as birthday presents to friends. They both had Hotmail™ accounts.

Irritated by their apparent ingratitude, I enquired as to whether they had received my generous gift. They did indeed get the e‐mails and both eventually found them in their Junk folders.

Whatever you do then, you must always check your Junk/spam folder for non‐spam messages — you could even be losing actual money by not doing so.