Archive: October 2011
“How can Facebook track what I’m doing when I’m not on their site?” The answer is that they have enlisted an army of accomplices — including me. I gave them material assistance in making it happen. I did that by embedding Facebook’s Like Button on my site.
What I Learned From Hitting The Front Page Of Hacker News (October 20, 2011)
My recent post about Firefox problems on Linux ended up breaking a bit bigger than I expected — it got the attention of Hacker News, the popular Web nerd discussion board, got voted up enough by HN readers to hit the #3 spot on the site’s front page, and ended up garnering 203 comments there […]
Possible Malaria Vaccine Found (October 18, 2011)
This ought to be the top story on every news outlet in the world — a malaria vaccine appears to finally be within reach. The long-awaited results of the largest-ever malaria vaccine study, involving 15,460 babies and small children, show that it could massively reduce the impact of the much-feared killer disease. Malaria takes nearly […]
Let Them Eat Social Networking (October 14, 2011)
The truth of Google is that while we live in a time of greater exposure, we are not all exposed equally. We are sorted instead into two classes: those who can afford privacy, and those who cannot
Dear Mozilla: Fix Your Damn Browser Already (October 12, 2011)
Longtime Readers of this blog will be aware that I have been a fan of Mozilla for a long time. There’s nearly ten years of Mozilla advocacy tucked away in the JWM archives. I’ve been on the Mozilla fanboy train since before Firefox even existed — all the way back to the original Mozilla Suite’s […]
“My Name Is Elizabeth Warren, And I Will Fix This S%#t Myself If I Have To” (October 12, 2011)
I love this: That is all.
Everything You Need To Know To Understand Netflix, In One Picture (October 11, 2011)
My friend Ginger left a comment on my post last week: Did you hear about Qwikster? Are you gonna blog about it? WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN. I always yield to requests from my teeming millions of fervent admirers, so here is what it all means. Everything you need to know to understand how Netflix […]
As Lists Of The Five Best Things In The World Go, This Ain’t Bad (October 7, 2011)