Thank You EU Privacy Rule: General Data Collection Regulation

Have you wondered why you’re getting all of these “We’ve changed our terms of service” emails? Well, I have the answer for you. For all of Fox News’ bluster about how the US is number one, we have certainly fallen far behind the other democracies of the world as we slip into irrelevant oblivion. Here’s the latest example: the European… Continue reading

Best of YouTube, 2015: Just Going Crazy!

My recommending a 20 minute online video is unprecedented. However, my guess: if you start watching this thing, you won’t be able to stop until the end. It’s intense. It’s astonishing.  These people scoured YouTube to find what they are calling the best YouTube videos of 2015. Lucy Bergeron then presents the most intense few seconds of each of their… Continue reading

Fighting Against the Death of the Open Web

From time to time I grouse about how transglobal corporations stifle competition and fair trade to maintain their economic dominance. It’s an old story that will most assuredly never end. But, in this post, I want to specifically write about the death of the open web, how I fight back, and why you should too. Facebook As One Example I… Continue reading

The Truth vs. The Urban Legend

This happened about 20 years ago, and I am fascinated by the difference between what I thought was true and what the facts seem to be nearly 20 years later. Here’s what the media conveyed to me: A woman drove up to the McDonald’s drive through, bought coffee, put it in her lap, spilled it on herself while driving off,… Continue reading

Russian Drivers

When I was in Moscow, I was terrified! I even blogged about it at the time. The Russians drive like flaming bats out of hell!! In Moscow they were driving on the sidewalks, on the shoulders of the roads (no matter the potholes the size of trucks), any where they could fit and as fast as they could drive. The… Continue reading

ThePianoGuys

Tip of the fedora to KB for introducing me to ThePianoGuys! I had heard of them before but had not explored their music until she pointed me their way back in December. I’ve enjoyed their music a great deal since. I’ve especially enjoyed their YouTube channel. In fact, today, while working out on the elliptical, I got all tech-ed out… Continue reading

Dear @OralB,

Yes, I know it’s technically Oral-B with a dash, but Twitter doesn’t allow dashes, and I want Oral-B to get my little blog post. They have a Twitter account. Hi guys! I have been using the Oral-B battery powered Pulsar toothbrush for years now. I love it! I especially like the rubbery filaments in the brush head. I love how… Continue reading

Merry iChristmas from the iBand

Boys and their toys!  Of course, I can’t complain.  I would be up their with them if this were my church.  While not particularly musically gratifying, this is certainly clever, creative and fun. North Point Community Church‘s iBand.  (YouTube Link)… Continue reading