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Ever wondered what the internet is really like?

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology

Many of us remember a time when having a blog or a computer on the internet was a cool thing and was safe-ish.  There were hackers, but you could take some simple steps (though not enough people did, even then) and largely keep the miscreants out of your stuff. It’s a different world today.  I […]

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A blast from the past… an old anti-spam policy

Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism, Security, Technology

I was going over some ancient archives of my old web sites and found this gem.  I still believe this is how spam and spammers should be dealt with, and it’s a shame it never caught on.  This was originally published in late 1997 or early 1998. Unsolicited Commercial E-mail Policy Unsolicited commercial email (AKA […]

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Google thinks deleting is suspicious.

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Rules, Security, Technology

Sunday night I was up late.  I wasn’t sleeping and decided to log into GMail to do some clean-up.  This is a regular task for me – I go in, empty the bin, delete old mails, sort the inbox into categories, etc.  I’ve been doing this for years, usually from the same computer at home […]

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Ad blockers versus consumers: The battle is escalating

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology

I was reading this article at the BBC today: Ad blockers: How online publishing is fighting back. The article suggests an ongoing, and escalating battle between online publishers, and the creators and users of ad block technology. It suggests that online publishers are threatened by the use of ad blockers. I say: Good. It’s been […]

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