Why phone numbers stink as identity proof

I avoid like the plague giving anyone my phone number or Social Security/Social Insurance number. If a company demands I include one, I’ll give them a fake number whenever possible. It doesn’t work in all situations but I try to limit it as much as I can.

Fifty years of the internet

The growth of the internet was unimaginable by these guys 50 years ago just like we can’t imagine what it will be like 50 years from now but it sure as hell isn’t likely to be “unequivocally wonderful, open, collaborative, trustworthy or ethical.”

There is a good variety of alternatives to Instagram

I’m less and less likely to post to Instagram, if only because of the ridiculous amount of advertising I see when I use the app. I’ve just recently re-upped my Pro membership on Flickr and will likely check out some of these other services Chartier mentions.

What it’s like to race in the Daytona 500

I love most forms of car and motorcycle racing and NASCAR’s Daytona 500 is a race like no other. A bucket list item for me is to be in a race car for high-speed laps of that speedway.

Draining the dam

When I first saw this video, I was sure it was fake.

Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Apple, too

This is just electioneering and won’t amount to anything but I thought it odd that, when asked why she didn’t include Apple in her original post, the senator said, “No reason.” Apple is larger than all of the other companies she originally mentioned.