I couldn’t agree more about how to take control of your digital consumption from, “The Center for Humane Technology”. Here’s the link and a snippet from the web site: https://www.humanetech.com/take-control
I thought I understood the general concepts and algorithms that companies like google, Facebook, twitter, etc. use but I was astounded about how much it impacts us as a society. The documentary, “The Social Dilemma”, on Netflix, is filled with conversations with many of the original architects of these systems and how monetization though ad targeting is driving behavior modification […]
See the world in a new light… http://www.gapminder.org/
Why is it that every time I purchase something with a credit card at most stores I end up having to do the credit card swipe dance. And how did this ever replace the good ol’ “cashier single swipes the card and here’s the receipt” days? Technology sucks sometimes… Me: Swipe now? oh not yet. ok now? YES ok… Cashier: […]
If you ever get a chance to kick back at a java joint with John Common take it.
I highly recommend reading the blogs, “The Not-To-Do List: 9 Habits to Stop Now” and “How to Check E-mail Twice a Day… or Once Every 10 Days“, by Tim Ferris. Great recommendations for all of us who don’t seem to ever have enough time for anything these days.
4 Hours into migrations for 5 systems. I’m getting tired. # Powered by Twitter Tools.
So Oracle is in the final stages of buying Sun Microsystems Inc, a company I adored for years. It’s too bad to see Sun go, and with all other Oracle buyouts I’m sure not much will be left of the original idea of Sun. It’s sad to see, but after seeing Sun as the premier UNIX envorinment in the late […]
I was in Texas last week and was able to see a number of “Tea Party” protests that are generally against big government, and are fed up with the currently elected government and the recent bailout monies allocated for these large banks. Since I fancy myself as a person who agrees with these ideals, I started researching into what really […]
This is a frontline episode that talks about the national debt and how the country’s deficit is exploding. It also talks about how both political parties are at fault, and how the US needs to come to terms on the problem to start working on fixing it. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/tentrillion/view/