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Posted on September 15, 2012 at 9:48 am

How to permanently solve privacy issues on Facebook et al

One can hardly go more than a few days without seeing someone post about doing this or that to protect your privacy online, or about some supposedly gross abuse of privacy. From my point of view, the authors of every single one of these posts have failed to grasp one very simple concept. Facebook, Twitter, […]

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 12:37 pm

My position on new Apple hardware

Since a few people have already inquired (assumed?) as to whether I’d be upgrading to the iPhone 5, I’m composing this boilerplate reply. No, I’m not planning on it, considering I don’t really have the money for it and, even if I did, I’d instead by a replacement for my misplaced iPad 3 (that was […]

Posted on July 2, 2012 at 10:27 am

Twenty years

I have reached what I consider to be a rather significant milestone, especially when you consider the gauntlet through which the American economy has been. Today, I celebrate 20 years of working at the same company. Okay, two caveats: July 1 is listed on my service record as my first day. Back in 1992, that […]

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 11:19 am

Printed QR codes vs. digital QR codes

Many who know me are fully aware of my disdain of QR codes. Yes, I can think of at least one use for them: embedding a lot of contact information into one, printed on a business card, allowing me to quickly set up a contact in my iPhone by way of importing a vCard. This […]

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 10:39 am

Knowing when to quit

I’m breaking from a few months of silence on my blog to set my cannon sights on a few Social Media services and blasting them. Specifically, Gowalla, MySpace, and LinkedIn. I simply do not use these services any more. Although I’m not necessarily planning to completely delete the accounts, I am removing external links that […]