Well, it’s that time again: renewing the hosting plan for my blog. To renew or not to renew, that is the question. How much is this blog worth to me in hard dollars and cents?
My hosting service is simply overpriced. Aside from requiring I offload most of my media files to another service for which I have… Continue reading
I have often complained about Apple’s lack of substantive innovation since the original iPhone, their standard practice of marketing their most vacuous incremental improvements as radical innovations “rebuilt from the ground up” and selling those baby steps for absurd prices, and their push into renting everything from hardware (iPhone upgrade plan), then software, and services. They know the gig is… Continue reading
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
One week ago today I deleted my Facebook account as a gift to myself. I must be honest and say I was a bit apprehensive about going through with deleting my account—permanently deleting my account. I had been building up to the idea for months.
So I’ve had 2 questions about it.
1. How did you go about doing it?… Continue reading
Yes indeed! Tomorrow is the day! Tim unplugs from Facebook! Permanently.
So, this is it! Today is my last day on the Facebook platform.
I’m not saying goodbye to my friends and family. I’m saying goodbye to the Facebook platform. Remember, there is a difference, a very important difference! You are not your Facebook account, and I’m not mine either.… Continue reading
As I’ve mentioned on my blog and on Facebook, I’m deleting my Facebook account on my birthday in a matter of days. But I want to keep in touch with everyone, and I want you to be able to easily keep in touch with me. So, here are some easy ways for us to stay in touch.
Ways to Keep… Continue reading
About 15 years ago, I was invited to speak to graduate students at Emory University and at Kennesaw State University (then Kennesaw College) about technology innovation. At the time, I was a huge advocate for exploring how technology could advance education. And while I had some significant concerns about technology, those took a rather distant backseat to the exciting potential… Continue reading
If you haven’t watched Occupied (Season one is on Netflix.), you are missing a great Norwegian TV series! In the storyline, Norway has invented an abundant, clean, renewable energy source they are willing to share freely with the world. So, as responsible world citizens, they stopped their oil production. Russia, determined to have the European Union dependent on… Continue reading
My post is not intended to anger anybody. I’m the one who is angry. I literally grow angrier every week. In this post I share my perspective: some of what makes me angry. You see, I sense the careful crafting of a new idea I’m calling The New Patriotism.
The New Patriotism is being born as our democracy, our representative… Continue reading
I read a short article about reducing the impact of the digital world over my world. This article focused on the smartphone. The author recommended:
Don’t charge it by your bed. (I have to because it controls the lights, sound, thermostats, etc.)
Kill all notifications. (Done!)
Delete Facebook, Twitter, Insta and other “attention loop” apps. (Done)
Switch to… Continue reading