Some Instagram Influencers Are Selling Their Close Friends Status on Patreon What happens if either or both services decide you’re no longer welcome on their platform? At least this kinda-sorta makes sense for makers and artists. But ‘influencers’?Continue reading "Some Instagram Influencers Are Selling Their Close Friends Status on Patreon"
Google Chrome Update Rendered Macs Without System Integrity Protection Unbootable Two thought: That people are having to turn off SIP to get older hardware devices working is insane. But not as insane as having the Google Chrome Updater attempt to mess with /var !Continue reading "Google Chrome Update Rendered Macs Without System Integrity Protection Unbootable"
Super Mario Tour vs Apple Arcade: FIGHT! Ouch!Continue reading "Super Mario Tour vs Apple Arcade"
net.wars: Jumping the shark Wendy M Grossman on why Amazon may be a bigger threat than Google or Facebook.Continue reading "Jumping the shark"
Facebook and Google have ad trackers on your streaming TV, studies find Needless to say, it’s not easy for the user to control, let alone turn off. Another reason for considering having content and tracker blocking on your local network.Continue reading "Facebook and Google have ad trackers on your streaming TV, studies find"
The Imagined Genius of Dominic Cummings Joe Duffy, writing for Novara Media: For a media who generally ignored the role of Hilary Clinton’s campaign in Trump’s victory, or the unpopularity of the Remain campaigns’ most vocal leaders in their 2016 referendum defeat, it is easier to project an aura of enigmatic invincibility upon your opponents …Continue reading "He Ain’t No Genius"
Apple restricts adblocking extensions I have mixed feelings on this. On the one hand, it’s an annoyance that the old system of ad-blocking won’t work. On the other hand, I feel that such content blocking may need to move to the system or even network level to work effectively.Continue reading "Apple restricts adblocking extensions"
Pay By The Minute: The CompuServe Era I was a CompuServe user back in the day. (And AOL, briefly.) Feels like a millennium ago now.Continue reading "Pay By The Minute: The CompuServe Era"
It’s all about the camera… Except, as Riccardo Mori points out, when it isn’t all about the camera.Continue reading
At the UN, Greta Thunberg excoriates world leaders and her elders for climate inaction I don’t watch a lot of videos; I prefer transcripts. When I absolutely have to get through a video, I usually put it in a background window and listen. Don’t do that with Thunberg’s four-minute address to the UN. Instead, watch …Continue reading