Microsoft Copilot Doesn’t Provide An Option To Disable History

If you’ve been using tools like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Google’s Bard/Gemini or Microsoft Copilot, you may have asked the AI bot sensitive questions about events happening in your life, from drug abuse to a failing relationship. Either way, these are sensitive subjects, and shouldn’t be able to be viewed easily through history. While Google provides an option to outright disable keeping logs of chats, Microsoft doesn’t. There are no settings to disable the history, prominent display of recent topics, or even to lock history until verified (either through sign in or 2FA).

I discovered this when I was using Microsoft Copilot to organize notes that I took for my college courses. While I know I don’t suffer from any substance abuse or relationship issues and most uses cases for these AI aren’t sensitive, a person who is in an abusive relationship, suffering from addiction or otherwise any sensitive subject. Microsoft by displaying these so prominently can ruin these peoples lives by broadcasting these for anyone to see by not authenticating a user, or providing any setting to outright disable the history of said chats. There isn’t even an option to disable history in Microsoft’s own privacy section of your account!

Amazon Pharmacy offers faster delivery for urgent refills.

Recently, I switched antidepressants. While waiting for things to be approved on their side, I couldn’t refill in time. However, I was able to get one-day delivery instead of two in an emergency with SSRIs, which can cause serotonin syndrome.

Amazon Pharmacy offers a convenient and affordable way to get your prescription medications. In addition to its standard two-day delivery, Amazon Pharmacy also offers emergency refills that can be delivered even faster. This is important for people who take SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), a type of medication used to treat depression and anxiety.

Serotonin syndrome is a rare but serious condition that can occur when someone takes too much serotonin. SSRIs increase the amount of serotonin in the brain, so taking too much of these medications can lead to serotonin syndrome. Symptoms of serotonin syndrome can include fever, sweating, shivering, muscle rigidity, tremors, rapid heartbeat, confusion, and seizures. In severe cases, serotonin syndrome can be fatal.

If you are taking an SSRI and you run out of medication, it is critical to call Amazon Pharmacy as soon as possible. They will work with you to get a refill as quickly as possible. In some cases, they may be able to deliver your medication the same day. I recently had to do this and was notified about Amazon Pharmacies Internal note of “critical refills/priority”.

Here are some tips for preventing serotonin syndrome:

Take your SSRI medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

Do not take more than the prescribed dose of your SSRI medication.

Do not take other medications that increase serotonin, such as MAO inhibitors or triptans.

Talk to your doctor about any other medications you are taking, including over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements.

If you think you may be experiencing serotonin syndrome, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.

If you have one last pill or need to wait two days for normal times, split your dosage in half until your order arrives. This ensures that (for example) if you take 100 mg, you can take 50 mg of the last pill now, and 50 mg of the last pill tomorrow, and get your normal dosage back after that. TALK TO YOUR PRESCRIBER OR DOCTOR BEFORE DOING THIS, AS SOME PEOPLE ARE MORE SENSITIVE TO SSRI CHANGES.

What is Serotonin Syndrome?

Serotonin syndrome is a potentially life-threatening condition that can occur when there is too much serotonin in the body. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, a chemical that helps nerve cells communicate with each other. SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) are a type of medication that increase the amount of serotonin in the brain.

When there is too much serotonin in the body, it can cause a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Fever
  • Sweating
  • Shivering
  • Muscle rigidity
  • Tremors
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Confusion
  • Seizures

In severe cases, serotonin syndrome can be fatal.

I do hope this helps anyone and everyone who uses Amazon Pharmacy.

Spez The Gaslighter: Redirect Reddit to Respectable Frontends using StopTheMadness


If you find yourself wanting to distance yourself from Reddit due to spez, but find yourself visiting Reddit out of habit, one way to slowly get off of Reddit is to redirect it to Libreddit or Teddit; both of these are anonymous frontends for Reddit that allow you to view content, without having Reddit track your clicks, sell your information or attempt to profit off of you as a user, as this front ends don’t have accounts. If you regularly post on Reddit, this may be difficult; however, if you are a lurker, this will be much easier as you only absorb content.

Now, there are many ways you can go about this, but I prefer using LapCatSoftware‘s “StopTheMadness”; in conjunction with many other things that make the web better, it has the ability to redirect URLs.

Today, we’ll be utilizing this. After purchasing and downloading the add-on, enabling it in Safari (or other browsers) and clicking the icon, you’ll be met with the following popup, scroll down, and you’ll see “Custom URL redirects on all sites”:

If you don’t see two boxes above, you may only see “Add URL redirect”. If you use and, create two separate rules.

In the top box, we’ll have any reddit URL
Redirect to in the bottom box.

If you use old reddit, again, In the top box, we’ll have any old reddit URL
Redirect to in the bottom box.

Growing up and looking back.

It’s crazy to see how much things change

a close up of a piano

I was 15 or 16 when Vivaldi was in private beta; I was very excited when I got my invite, especially with all the press about it! Growing up, I remember my eldest sibling using Opera as her preferred browser. I myself used Opera in the form of the Nintendo Wii’s Internet Channel as my gateway to the net from 2008 to 2013. It wasn’t until I got my first laptop that I got interested in computers or even the browser I would use.

At this point in time, Opera was not the same as my sister, or I remembered it. This is due to them switching to blink and removing what made the browser so special. Learning this, I decided to settle on Firefox for a bit as the browser still had tons of customizability, albeit, the browser itself lacked many features, and would for years to come (translations). Though my sister would use Chrome, I myself was always on the lookout for what truly suited me.

Enter Vivaldi

Vivaldi Browser Original Logo

I was very into the browser from the get go, as I wanted something that I could adapt to myself and the way I use technology and browser(s). My only problem with Vivaldi was that, being a new product, it only had desktop versions. Throughout the years I left the browser for cross-platform alternatives (2015-2023), I would go through an HTC, iPhone 6s, iPhone 8 Plus, Google Pixel 3 XL and now, currently using, an iPhone 12.

For the most part on iOS devices, I would settle for Safari due to content blockers, and after iOS 15, extensions. While I don’t mind Safari, it’s not the first browser that comes to my mind when I think of the web. Though it is cross-platform on Apple’s own platforms, it is not cross-platform outside of them, since about 2012. On Android devices, I would cycle through a few, but with my Pixel, just opted into Chrome for it’s AdGuard (app, not add-on) integration + user scripts. I was never happy with Chrome on Android, though. The browser is so bare bones, and looks like a dinosaur now with its lack of extensions on mobile (which safari has supported since iOS 15) or Ad blockers (which iOS has supported since iOS 9 2015!).

In 2021, I bought all into the Apple ecosystem. I started with a Mac, then an iPhone, Apple Watch, Apple TV, etc.; why? Just like the melodies of pianists, they all work together perfectly. Now, having a mix of Apple Devices, Windows and Android, I wanted something that felt “native” to all of them, in terms of browsers. Between the first Chromium Edge leak to Firefox Updates, nothing felt like it was designed for macOS or Windows. Sure, with Firefox you can use CSS to tweak around, but Mozilla or Apple can easily break it in an update. I gave up and resorted to using Edge (for Microsoft Rewards to be honest) due to this lack of my needs. This would change around early 2023.

Remembering Vivaldi, I downloaded the browser again, and set it up to fit me. I didn’t need to go to GitHub to find a theme or code to tweak the browser, as the options I like were built in as options, waiting to be tinkered with. Though I used it on and off again, between then and about mid-March, I’d switch to it as my main, and default browser. While adapting and moving from browsers, I decided to see what Vivaldi was up to while, I myself was growing from a teenager, into an adult. Not going to lie, I was somewhat astonished by how much Vivaldi grew up in such a small amount of time. An Android Version, Vivaldi Mail (remember @opera email addresses?), Vivaldi.Social, a thriving community, and now, Vivaldi for iOS… words can’t describe the amount of work, growth and ultimately, dedication of Vivaldi or its community that saw this all happen.

It’s funny seeing something you used, saw, etc. at a young age, and coming back to it years later as a mature thing. Whether it be in the digital, or physical realm. In some ways, it feels like Vivaldi has matured faster than I ever will.