So I clicked on the bilara link, https://bilara.suttacentral.net/, in another post and noticed that I was logged in already through github. I did login using my git account a while back. However, I was surprised to see that my user icon (which I had never set on github or bilara before) was change to Bob Ross:
Ok, strange, but ok. He seems like a good guy. Sometimes platforms will assign a random user icon. Bad idea, but ok.
Then I noticed that there was a link to youtube associated with the image and user name. YouTube
Yeah, I got RickRolled. Have you been hacked? Was this a joke?
(this doesn’t seem to be a problem with my github account. Things look fine when I login there.)
(OK, this is unrelated to the above, but not worth a whole post. I noticed this on that same bilara page:
I see this kind of “cutesy” thing all over web applications and I’ve always found it strange that developers would not consider that non-native English speakers would have no idea how to understand what these things mean. I would respectfully suggest that a translation web app not include idioms like this. I work a lot with non-native English speakers frequently and find these things frustrating. Especially this one because it is double encoded with an emoji, so the earnest reader couldn’t even google the phrase. Any way, my $0.02) (See what I did there?)