Protonmail update

(As a mea culpa for the spelling errors in the subject line of a couple of recent posts, I’m going to skip politics today and try to be helpful.) I’ve been using Protonmail for last six weeks  (my initial post can be found here) and figured now would be a good time to share my […]

Trolling Google location services

Do you carry an Android phone, or even a tablet? Have I got a treat for you! Give this link a look-see: Google Location History Isn’t that cool? If your results are anything like mine, and you’ve had Google location services turned on, you’ll see a map of where you’ve been today. Even better, you […]

Chuck Wendig on the Amazon/Hachette brouhaha

I’ve previously linked Charlie Stross’ take on the dispute between Amazon and Hachette. Chuck Wendig takes a larger view (and adds some lovely analogies) on his blog today. The TL/DR (and really, it’s a “should read” bordering on “must read”) is that this is an ugly skirmish that’s part of a longer, ongoing turf war […]

It’s Time to #nongoogle Everything.

Originally posted on Unspoken Pebbly:
It’s been nearly a year since the Snowden documents came out. In that time there’s been a growing number of people, myself included, who have become aware of the environment of ubiquitous surveillance we’re in–not just government eavesdropping, but corporate data collection as well–and from then to now, the progress…

Stross on Amazon: A Rare Mobile Post

(title corrected….screw you, Swype) Charlie Stross has some (more) observations concerning Amazon’s business practices. As you can probably guess, his observations are well-considered, amusing to read, informative, and not at all complimentary of what Amazon is doing. I commend you to read his post. I doubt ant summary I write well do it justice. I’ve […]

Goodbye Google (part 2)

Now that I’ve made the decision to de-Googlefy myself, I’m faced with determining exactly what that means and how to do it. I was heavily invested in Google products and untangling is proving to be a good deal more work than I expected. Let’s break it down into categories: Authentication: Using Google or Facebook to […]