Why I Just Canceled Spotify

I learned that Spotify just updated their Terms of Service (TOS). Like Facebook, they want as much information about me as they can get. They should change their name to Spotispy. For example, they now are collecting: Where you are 24/7 How fast you are moving Your contacts’ information in your address book All of the media files on your… Continue reading

Alaska Inside Passage: Day 9 – Travel Juneau to Atlanta (Sunday)

I originally thought this would be just another boring travel day spent couped up in jets. Well, it was. But we did have a little excitement in the Juneau Airport. Delta had to bump a number of people from the plane, which was sold out. In fact, they were offering $1,000 to 8 passengers who volunteered to take a different… Continue reading

Alaska Inside Passage: Day 7 – Travel Day Gustavus to Juneau (Friday)

Today we were supposed to fly from Gustovus back to Juneau. However, the weather appears to have decided otherwise. We have been packed for several hours now and are hanging out, waiting for the call! The fog and drizzle appear to have burned off (mostly) here and reportedly in Juneau, but not in the intervening distance. Maybe we go today.… Continue reading

Alaska Inside Passage: Day 6 – Glacier Bay (Thursday)

Today we boarded the St. Phillip to take a cruise up to the northern most point of Glacier Bay. The boat was full of people. The weather began as dreary, rainy, and rather cold, but the views were still astonishing. In fact, I’m glad I had the chance to see the fog and clouds doing their soft dance about the… Continue reading

Alaska Inside Passage: Day 4 – Haines to Gustavus (Tuesday)

Today we boarded 2 vans and headed to the Haines International Transcontinental, Intergalactic Spaceport to fly to the remote town of Gustavus, population 350. No TSA hassle here! All they wanted to know was how much you and each piece of your luggage weighed. Haines Airport (iPhone) I think the pilots fly visually over the river. The cloud cover was… Continue reading

Alaska Inside Passage: Day 2 – Travel Day / Exploration of Haines, Alaska (Sunday)

At 5:30am we were off to catch the ferry to Haines, Alaska, via the Lynn Canal. The boat, the Mariposa, is rather large, holding numerous rows of vehicles in its bowels and the potential for hundreds of people. This boat ride began that actual journey northwest in the Inside Passage. The mountains on both sides of the fjords are quite… Continue reading