Frontier Communications is wack and sketchy

If you are using Frontier Communications, check your bill. I happened to notice, randomly, not because I was looking, an article about Frontier Communications billing issues and overcharges. People battling Frontier Communications over billing issues, overcharges—Lauren Rozyla, ABC Action News From the start, Danielle Ferrari, has been in a battle with Frontier Communications. She owns… Continue reading Frontier Communications is wack and sketchy

Societies with secrets, security culture and online social media

There’s a post about a new Social Media Code of Conduct for Massachusetts Freemasons [PDF] (HT @Masonictraveller) over at Freemason Information, part of The Beehive series by Fred Milliken. This document mentioned is particularly interesting to me because it touches on some issues I think are important; and the reactions to the document are also… Continue reading Societies with secrets, security culture and online social media

90s movies 404 not found

I’m not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but it’s certainly funny. iTunes was having a little trouble today, but you know it was artfully designed trouble:

Permission Revoked

I hereby formally, officially and categorically deny, refuse and repudiate the recent changes to the Facebook Terms of Use as they apply to the unilateral, unacceptable and unconscionable claim that Facebook owns my original content in perpetuity. I have therefore removed all imported content from my personal site and I assert my personal prior and… Continue reading Permission Revoked

Learn something new

I activated this accidentally when typing an e-mail and found out that it’s a feature. Who knew? (Probably everyone, right?) I mean, not that I’ll probably use it all that much, but … hit ‘esc’ while typing and get a completion list, cool! Doesn’t work for in HTML forms or in the toolbar of Safari,… Continue reading Learn something new


Ah, here it is finally. I figured there would be something like this coming from inside the Apple camp. Via “Meet Bento — Learn More” Bento organizes all your important information in one place. So you can manage your contacts, coordinate events, track projects, prioritize tasks, and more — faster and easier than ever before.… Continue reading Bento

Resist the dark side

Via Groklaw, the ruling of a court is that: “Novell is the owner of the UNIX and UnixWare Copyrights.” Now, for the love of all that is holy, can I dare to hope that Novell won’t slip further toward the dark side? I hope Novell heard and understood that canard: “With great power comes great… Continue reading Resist the dark side

All because of spam

I don’t think this is the first time, actually, but I realized something crazy had happened today. I got spam sent to my e-mail. Yeah, okay, except that the subject line of one particular spam contained content that was interesting to me. Or, rather, it suggested there was content of interest to me in a… Continue reading All because of spam

Game developer gets gamed by players

So there’s a recent kerfuffle involving accusations of corruption in EVE Online, the game not the ecofeminism. There were some accusations of the developer colluding with favored players that created a stir. Then, after a delay, the game company responds that they’ve been framed; via Slashdot: “The objective of this scheme was to permanently paint… Continue reading Game developer gets gamed by players

Surprisingly helpful

I was browsing around, and ended up on the page for the ‘defectivebydesign’ tag users at Amazon have added to products in the catalog. And, when I scrolled down toward the bottom of the page, there’s a handly little helper bit of the UI that makes it almost too easy: Now, that’s the way to… Continue reading Surprisingly helpful