The Purge

I’m done being idly complacent while shitty companies harvest or sell my data for their own benefit and profit. Let’s start with the largest offender: Google, I’m looking squarely at you. I’ve been a long-time gmail user – since the old days when an invitation was required to join. The service used to be the best there was. Their spam filter used to be top notch. The user experience was great. However, today, these things are no longer true. The one reason I stuck with Google all this time is now gone.

For the past several months I’ve been migrating all of my online accounts that were linked to my gmail to other platforms or to self-hosted mail. It’s been tedious, but today, that transition is done! I’ve been waiting for this moment for what seems like oh so long. 🎉

This is such a good feeling! One more click after ticking the box to acknowledge and…

Good riddance, scourge of the net! I can finally enable the Little Snitch rules to block all Google IP space registered to their ASNs! The web is now a slightly better place. 🥳