Modern Problems, I Know

I have a cheap home security camera system in my house. It uses my phone to know when I’m in the house and when I’m not, assuming that I always have my phone on me. I think I can set how far away from home it activates the camera alert system. I never normally have a problem with this system but the other day I was in the park playing cricket and it turns out I was on the border of the geofence. I never really hear my phone so I didn’t get to notice the alerts for auto-arming until I got home!


I should have counted the notifications, but I didn’t. Next time I head to the park I’ll make sure to take note of how many times I get told about the system arming or disarming.

This is communication number 1950 and so here are a few things that happened in that year of the common era:

  • 64 die when a submarine sinks in the Thames Estuary.
  • South Africa passes a law to formally segregate the races.
  • The Korean War begins.
  • The Roman Catholic Church makes up some shit about the virgin Mary.
  • US military advisers are sent to French Indo-China to advise the French.