The Washington Post is obnoxious

They really, really want me to hate their website. They don’t want ad blocking. OK I get that. I really wanted to read this article so I turned off the ad blocker (to make matters worse they refer to the Firefox tracking protection as an “ad blocker”) and this is what I get: Here areContinue reading “The Washington Post is obnoxious”

“Our collective privacy problem is not your fault”

Ran across this gem of an article the other day on Reddit. Privacy and technology is a big issue right now and this article does a wonderful job of, rightfully, placing the blame for current problems right back on the companies producing the software and devices we’re all using.

I was watching one of the Sunday morning political shows today and they had a “town hall” with some people in Michigan. One of the women said she was “pro-life”. I really, really dislike the term “pro-life”. If you’re anti-abortion say so. Don’t be wishy-washy by saying you’re “pro-life”, because every normal person is pro-life,Continue reading

Backlash on Gruber re: Stallman comments

Just read this on Daring Fireball where John is describing some emails he received about his comments on Richard Stallman in a recent episode of The Talk Show: I know your shows are meant to be funny and ad-lib’d to a degree but resorting to a random character attack is not something I want toContinue reading “Backlash on Gruber re: Stallman comments”

Daily Stoic, 8/3/2019

We tell ourselves that we need the right setup before we finally buckle down and get serious. Or we tell ourselves that some vacation or time alone will be good for a relationship or an ailment. This is self-deceit at its finest. It’s far better that we become pragmatic and adaptable—able to do what weContinue reading “Daily Stoic, 8/3/2019”

On seeing Big Boy #4014

Everyone was gathered around the rail crossing waiting. People of all ages were parked in chairs or just standing around. The weather was still, the heat of the day being held back by the thin blanket of clouds. Everyone was anxiously waiting to see what would happen. The train was stopped further up the tracks,Continue reading “On seeing Big Boy #4014”