In late 2015, 15 million T-Mobile customers learned that they had been victims of a two-year security breach at Experian. Since then, the 150-million victim Equifax breach has made the Experian breach look kind of puny, but at the time it became public it was a Big [expletive] Deal. Of course, a class-action lawsuit was… Read More »
Last week, I left my laptop on a train when disembarking in Boston. Today, Amtrak called to tell me they’d found it and I could come to the station to pick it up. A big shout-out to Amtrak for doing the right thing.
I recently checked into the Hotel Wolcott, located at 4 West 31st Street in New York City. Because I booked the hotel on hotels.com, they sent me an email asking me about my check-in experience and initial impressions of the hotel. I expressed unhappiness about the check-in experience, specifically “Slow Check-in”. I expressed unhappiness with… Read More »
“Never Again” means never again for everyone. My thoughts about protesting ICE in Boston on July 2, 2019, and my experience being arrested during that protest.
[This is obsolete. My improved code is now in Github.] [The technique in this article supersedes my earlier “How I remember my YubiKey, take two” how-to; I explain at the bottom of this article what was wrong with my earlier technique and why this new technique is better.] I’ve recently started using a YubiKey NEO… Read More »
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 »
Either Micro Center endangers its customers when reselling returned computers, or it enforces stupid, arbitrary policies which benefit no one. Which is it?
For the last several years I’ve coordinated the group ticket order for my kids’ school for an annual dance festival that the school participates in. We don’t get to pick our seats for the group order; we tell the festival how many tickets we’re buying, and we get back tickets they’ve chosen. I’ve always tried… Read More »