TL;DR I am taking a break from Facebook and I encourage all of you reading this to do the same. #BoycottFacebook I have been in a love/hate relationship with Facebook for quite a while now. On the one hand, I love how Facebook allows me to remain connected with my social network. I also love… Read More »
Long-time readers of my blog will remember the saga of Honda Village, which offended me to the nth degree after we bought a minivan from them back in 2007, first by incessantly spamming my wife and me for many months despite many requests for them to stop, and then by incessantly sending us junk mail… Read More »
I reported a web site security hole to CVS three different ways. They fixed the hole, but they couldn’t be bothered to acknowledge any of my reports. This is not OK.
Early on November 21, 2018, I along with an undetermined number of other Amazon customers received the following email from Amazon: This breach notification lacked most of the information expected to be included in a breach notification from any reputable company, including: How was the information disclosed? For how long was the information accessible? How… Read More »
Google’s Pixel support is terrible. Here’s a story demonstrating how terrible it is.
Dear Mr. Kleckner [Melvin Kleckner, Brookline MA Town Administrator], I was so happy to see that the Town of Brookline is continuing its ongoing efforts to make parking in Brookline as unpleasant as possible by recently adding a 30-cent fee for all credit-card transactions in parking meters. I’m sure the owners of small businesses in… Read More »
T-Mobile is lying about their high-speed mobile hotspot add-on. It doesn’t work. It isn’t high-speed.
TL;DR After less than 24 hours of using the “Cash App” from Square, I conclude that the people who built, maintain, and support the app are incompetent, and it has therefore earned on my list of apps and services I will never use again. I have removed the app from my phone, and if anyone… Read More »
You know how sometimes you encounter something that is so terrible and appalling that you feel you just have to tell other people about it? Well, for me, today is one of those days. But look, I’m a nerd who writes email software and likes to write raw HTML. If the terms “SMTP” and “MIME”… Read More »