Nothing about Obamacare

I just can’t bring myself to write about it right now. So, instead, let’s talk about something else: The Insurance Industry (and not, not health insurance-we’re not talking about that, remember?)! There may be no more reality-based industry on this planet than the insurance industry. The actuaries and their (now largely electronic) tables containing unspeakably […]


I’m going to be posting short bits on Twitter while I’m on hiatus from Google+. That may or may not turn out to be a permanent thing. The handle, is, of course, @WTF_Pancakes

Feedly Doesn’t Do It

Ok, I know, I write way too much about RSS readers, but I keep thinking about them. An RSS reader shouldn’t be something you think about. The fact that I’m doing so indicates that there’s an itch here to be scratched. My beefs with Feedly are twofold: 1) The web version is a pain to navigate. […]


I haven’t heard back from Google about whether or not I’ll be able to continue to use my WTF Pancakes Google+ page. I’ve been notified that I have violated their names policy.  I’m not sure exactly which part I’m accused of violating, but that’s really up to them.   It strikes me as obtuse that […]


Google has suspended my G+ profile. Unfortunate, but I am confident that my appeal will be upheld.  It wouldn’t be the end of the world, but given that the name policy has loosened significantly and no longer makes any mention of a “real names” requirement, I think I’ll be ok. If I am forced to […]