Normal email is 40 year old technology and not really fit for purpose. Fortunately, there's a better way to send email, using encryption, but most email providers make encryption annoyingly difficult to use.
If you want to know more about email encryption, how it works, and why it matters, take a look at any of these links.
I use ProtonMail for my email. If you use ProtonMail too, then our emails are encrypted by default, which is awesome. If you don't, then either you need to set up email encryption yourself (Windows, or Mac), or I can send you emails like the one that's probably brought you here, wondering what it's all about.
I did something last week that I have never done before. At the age of 31, I hung a pair of curtains. Yes, I did; and what’s more I’m proud of it. They’re big, they’re blue and they’re ruining my life.
In 2006-7, Lebanon and Israel were once again at war. I don’t know what the reason was that time. What I do know is how it was covered in the western media: polarisation, extremism, bombings and terror. I suppose all of those things were happening but they didn’t involve the whole population.
When I posted yesterday, I really didn’t know what the reaction of other people would be. In the end I’ve been bowled over with kindness and support – some of the time from complete strangers. Right now I feel like I’m walking on air. All of your kind thoughts and words have made a huge, huge difference. They really have.
311 days ago I was formally, and finally, diagnosed with severe, major depression. Some of you will know what happened to finally tip me over the edge, some of you won’t. But as I now feel ready, I wanted to explain – as much as I can – what has been going in with me for the last year, and before.