15 million on youtube! And it's only an audio! And I think the spotify numbers got better, right? But we gotta keep going! Do it for the giggle!
16.5 MILLION NOW!!
and yes, his spotify numbers have gotten better - he’s moved up or stayed the same on every chart. he’s now up to 11,707,783 STREAMS ON SPOTIFY!! and his monthly listeners are up to almost 5 million (362nd in the world)
Soon they will first have to identify the cell phone to give you even allowed to use it. In fact, Google began testing a new method of registration, to replace passwords with a system “based on trust”, which looks at the way that you typically use your phone.
Part of the project Abacus called ‘Trust API’ was presented at the Google conference in June will test certain large financial institutions.
The system was developed for use on smartphones, and works by constantly checking a number of private indicators that can grant access to various accounts or the phone itself.
Instead of asking for a password, the phone can analyze your face, your voice, the way you type, how you move and where you are. All the data is stored in the API, which then generates a “confidence score” that shows how likely is it that a person who uses your phone just by yourself.
The intention is to make devices safer. Someone could easily steal the password, but it would be much harder to mimic the unique way in which each of us uses his phone. Google believes that the application system would be based on these factors was ten times more secure than fingerprint scanning.
This would give developers more degrees of security with which to be able to play. For example, a bank would give you an application could allow check your account just by using Trust API. But if you would like to do the transfer of money or some sensitive information, we may ask for additional verification, such as scanning a fingerprint or traditional passwords. Thus, some applications become easier and faster to use.
Testing begins soon, but Dan Kaufman from Google says the technology should be available to every Android developer by the end of the year if everything went well, which means that a given memory of many different passwords for different accounts and profiles may soon become history.
do i have to have a book of shadows? i'm trying to be very discreet on my witchcraft and my parents/siblings often snoop around my room so any physical witchy thing is basically off the table for me sadly :/
Well, some people might say you don’t need a Book of Shadows / grimoire at all, especially if it’s hard to keep one in your current living situation. I can understand not wanting to keep a physical book around, but luckily, your magical book doesn’t have to be a book.
I do think it is important to make notes about what you study and learn, particularly in regards to witchcraft. Research is one of The Big Things™, after all. Not only does it help keep what you learn organized, but writing down your own spells and experiences can help with memory retention of that info, and can also prove useful to reflect on if things somehow go wrong. However, there are many ways you can keep witchy information compiled without needing a physical book.
Tumblr is a great example. My blog is essentially my digital grimoire - on it I keep spells, correspondence lists, sigils…all sorts of witchy information that I (or anyone else at this point) might need. Your account is password protected, so it makes for good security; you could create a sideblog that also requires a password to access it.
Other internet based platforms are wonderful for keeping hidden grimoires. Microsoft OneDrive is a good example of a place where you can keep your notes, in a relatively organized system. (If you plan to take other’s spells and store them off-platform, remember to always link sources if you can.)
If you want something that isn’t internet based, most Android phones allow for folders to be made in their storage; you can set these folders to be hidden, and as long as you remember where you keep it in your phone, it’s not a bad way to store things secretly. The option for hidden folders can be turned on and off at your discretion. (I know Apple is a bit more strict about what you can do with it, unless you’ve got it cracked.)
This list isn’t extensive; there are tons of other blogging and cloud-based sites that could be wonderful for storing magic notes in them. I hope this gave you a few ideas, though!