Desirable land is short supply out here in California and is therefore very, very expensive. This poses some interesting problems for road construction and parking lots.
I initially setup my Facebook account with a ton of information about me: where I went to school, was born, have lived, blah, blah, blah. I also created accounts on other social network services, providing them with a lot of personal information as well.
These are some initial thoughts after an encounter with Banksy, whose work I find provokes my thinking on several different levels. In my opinion, if there is any truly great sin widely practiced in our world today, it’s the failure to think, for deep thinking almost always enjoins action. Banksy takes this on with verve.
The heater sits atop the roof. The gas earthquake detector shut the gas off when workers were working around the house and bumped into it with something. I had to relight the hot water heater. I never even thought about the HVAC system.
With great delight, I called AT&T today and canceled my account. The representative obviously lies to me right off the bat: he tells me that he can not cancel my account. He says he needs to send me to a specialist (customer retention expert) that can give me my options—despite the fact that I already know […]
They had a new iPhone 6 Plus with 128GB in stock–literally, the only phone they had in the store (save for the one Steve had just returned)! Because it was a Verizon phone, he could take the Verizon card out and place my T-Mobile card in it, and tah dah! I had a phone!
I make it a personal policy to work very hard not to swear like a sailor on my blog. At times this self-imposed policy is very hard for me. The first part of this post, especially, is one such moment: Militarization of public schools.
Open Web? Did you know that when you use your Facebook account as your login credentials to another web service, you are providing that web service with all of this information about you and all of your friends?
My latest binge watching obsession has been Mad Man. I’ve heard about for years, but I had no interest in it as a live broadcast. Besides, I had missed the first 400 episodes. But on Netflix, I could start with season 1, and I did.
I just have a huge problem with enormous, billion dollar corporations making a small number of people insanely wealthy off of me and you. We have become their digital slaves! I have a right to be left alone—a right to privacy, and I am going to exert that right.