Private Internet Access, because the Internet is dirty

I was going to title this post “Private Internet Access: It’s like a condom for the internet” but the resulting image was a bit too graphic even for me. I must be getting old. A few months ago, I started using BTGuard. It’s a proxy server that can be used for BitTorrent to route your… Continue reading Private Internet Access, because the Internet is dirty

Going Google-less

So, I’m still bothered by the Google thing.  I’m bothered by how reliant I am on Google’s products the same way I was bothered by how reliant I was on Microsoft’s products.  It happened so subtly that there was never a conscious decision to use Google products and services exclusively.  It wasn’t something where there… Continue reading Going Google-less

facebook privacy: why the new policy kind of sucks

don’t get me wrong: facebook is — despite everything…or, at least, despite most things — an incredibly useful app and is — right this very second — changing the web.  where, once upon a time, we found links that were designed to be useful to us based on a highly complex algorithm, facebook wants to show us… Continue reading facebook privacy: why the new policy kind of sucks