Go Stand In The Corner: Téigh seasamh sa chúinne

A shamrock. Notice, three leaves, not four. source: Wikipedia/ George McFinnigan, CC BY-SA 3.0

I know I’ve gone over this a couple of times, but since it’s St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I’d send a few of you to the corner for minor, yet annoying things associated with the day.

  • If you’re going to shorten it, please, it’s St. Paddy’s Day, not St. Patty’s Day. Patty is short for Patricia; Paddy is derived from Pádraig, the Irish form of Patrick. Go stand in the corner if you’ve been calling it "St. Patty’s Day."
  • The picture above is that of a shamrock, one of the many symbols of the Republic of Ireland. It’s said that St. Patrick used the shamrock as a way of explaining the Holy Trinity, where the plant represents God and the leaves represent the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Three Persons, One God. In contrast, a four-leaf clover has four leaves and thus has one too many leaves to represent the Trinity and thus has pretty much nothing to do with God or Ireland. If you’re using four-leaf clovers instead of shamrocks to celebrate the day, go stand in the corner.

I had something that was a little more contentious than this that I was going to use for today, but decideed to use this instead. Anyway, in honor of the holiday, I’ll stand in the corner for you. Have a good St. Patrick’s Day, or what remains of it, and please, don’t drink and drive.

By the day, Téigh seasamh sa chúinne is Irish for "Go stand in the corner."

It’s Go Stand In The Corner Day!

Here is your pingback post. After you write your "Go Stand In The Corner" post, either ping back to this post (if you’re on WordPress) or add a comment to this post with the URL of your post. Be sure and visit all the other participants, or at least all of the ones who are participating. Have fun!

The URL of this post is https://thesoundofonehandtyping.com/2021/03/17/its-go-stand-in-the-corner-day/.

Go Stand In The Corner: REDDIT

Yes, I know, I said I was getting off social media and had quit Reddit as one step in that direction. Then I realized that I had been using Reddit to find new music and that it was just as easy to eliminate the subReddits that were driving me nuts, so I rejoined. I know, go stand in the corner…

One of the things I remember being able to do was to save articles for later, specifically the ones that I find while browsing on my phone (you lie around for a couple of hours every day, you get bored) that I want to get to when I get onto my desktop or laptop, because it’s easier to work on the desktop. So I’ve been going around saving articles.

So, I get to the desktop and bring up Reddit. And I can’t find where to access my saved articles. So, I look at Help, and it tells me this:

And I say "oh! That should be easy!" So I look at my home screen and I see this:

And I say "Where’s line with ‘overview’ etc. on it?" So I visit "old" Reddit, and here’s what I see:

And I say "Where’s the ‘saved’ tab? And where’s the left sidebar?"

Thinking that it’s maybe uBlock Origin (my ad blocker) preventing me from seeing it, I uninstall that, and try again. Nope!

I try Chrome and Safari, thinking it’s the browser. Nope!

I even installed Microsoft Edge (which now runs on Mac). Nope!

I have Linux Mint installed on the Mac using VirtualBox. I try that. Nope!

I can get at my saved articles on my phone, of course, but the whole point was that I could save them on my phone and deal with them on the desktop or my laptop.

I was able to work around it by having IFTTT add a note with the URL to Evernote. But still, if they say there should be a tab somewhere, there should be a tab there.

So, go stand in the corner, Reddit, and fix your UI.


Just a reminder that today is the 3rd Wednesday of the month, meaning it’s Go Stand In The Corner day! We had a good turnout last month; let’s see of we can beat it this month. Just a reminder of the rules:

  1. The person/organization/government agency/business you’re telling to go stand in the corner can be anybody. Everyone is fair game for this. If you want to vent your spleen at the entity, go right ahead. If you want make cruel sport of the idiotic thing(s) that entity has done, be my guest. The approach I’m going to take is that telling someone to stand in the corner is not the same as telling them to stand on a trap door with a noose around their neck and a bag over their head. But you do you.
  2. The third Wednesday of each month is Go Stand In The Corner Day. I will schedule a post to be released at 12:01 AM Eastern Time (0501 AM UTC) which will serve as the place to which you’ll add the URL of your post. You can do that one of two ways:
    • If you’re a WordPress user, you may ping back by putting the URL of this post into your post before posting it to your blog.
    • If you aren’t a WordPress user, copy the URL of your post and add a comment with your URL to this post.
  3. Be sure to visit as many people as you can, and be sure to reply to comments you get.
  4. For greater visibility, use the graphic at the top of this post as a badge.
  5. Have fun!

For your convenience, the URL of this post is https://thesoundofonehandtyping.com/?p=25400. I look forward to see who you’ll send to the corner!

Go Stand In The Corner: How To Lose $257 Million

We’ve all heard about cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, and how the value of them has been fluctuating, leading to some pretty wealthy individuals walking around out there. Bitcoin accounts are secured, as is practically everything, by a user-defined password. Lose it, and you lose access to whatever it protected.

Today, I read the story of Stefan Thomas, who tells the New York Times that he’s accumulated 7,002 Bitcoins, which at today’s current price of $36,664.59 is valued at $257 million. The problem is, he’s forgotten the password to his account, and only has 2 more attempts to remember it. If he screws both of them up, he loses every penny of it.

The article goes on to say that this is a fairly common problem, with people losing their passwords and being unable to access their money. Or worse, using weak passwords that are easy for hackers to figure out and losing their money that way. One such hacker has made off with $54 million. It’s created a whole industry for cybersecurity experts that can help these now-wealthy individuals get back at their money, which must cost a pretty penny.

All of that could have been avoided if Stefan and the other people used a password manager, like LastPass or 1Password. They can generate secure passwords and store them, as well as user ID’s and any other information they might need to access their account. They’re inexpensive (particularly to someone with $257 million), reliable, and secure. If that’s too hard, maybe they could write the password in the margin of a book, or keep it in a note in Evernote (keeping it separate from the user ID and any other information they would need to sign in).

Anyway, Stefan and any other Bitcoin millionaire who’s forgotten the password to their wallet: Go stand in the corner, and see if you can remember your password.