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Are WordPress And Automattic Purposefully Sneaking Surveillance Bots Into Jetpack For Self-Hosted Bloggers?

Despite earlier promises that Wordpress would be secured, Kissmetrics tracking software has been placed by Wordpress onto a huge number of independent web sites without their permission. [...]

Are Automattic and WordPress Purposefully Sneaking Skimlinks Trackers Into Jetpack For Self-Hosted Users?

Trust that relies on concealing the truth about what’s really going on is not trust at all. That’s why we urge Wordpress to distance their Jetpack software from the likes of SkimLinks, and honestly explain how the two became entangled in the first place. [...]

HTC Ozone Review of New QWERTY Smartphone from Verizon

This week, spurred on by two developments, I decided to pursue my personal tech dream: a

1) mobile blogging device I can fit in my pocket 2) with photo, video, and sound recording and posting ability 3) on the internet with 4) javascript and flash functionality so that I can use blogging applications like WordPress, [...]

Packing List for 1-20-09: What to Bring to the Inauguration

My packing list for a presidential inauguration that weather forecasters say will be dry but cold, with temperatures lingering around the freezing mark on January 20, 2009:

To Leave Behind: Umbrella, backpack, folding chair, thermos of coffee.

The above have been prohibited from inaugural events by the U.S. Secret Service with the justification that they [...]

Nokia N810 Review: Larger and More Off-Kilter, Please

Last month I had the opportunity to test a Nokia N810 thingamabob. It’s hard to describe with one word what the Nokia N810 is, although some try with the ungainly and insufficient “internet-tablet.” I won’t even try to stick with one word, since the N810 is many things. It is a:

very small computer (about [...]

Corporate Blogger Predicting Death of Non-Corporate Blogging Gets Canned

Remember the article corporate blogger Paul Boutin was paid to write in October? In that article, Boutin not so much argued as asserted that all the bloggers not being paid by corporations had better just pack up shop, because nobody can compete with the corporate blogs anymore. Writing is super hard stuff anyway, Boutin wrote, [...]

Aussies Call In Against Old Growth Cutting

Barack Obama has not and will not do jack to confront the problem of the destruction of old growth forest on Brown Mountain down in Australia. It’s up to people like you to get on the job. Obama won’t do everything for us. [...]

Corporate Blogger Tells Non-Corporate Bloggers to Give Up, Go Home and Leave the Field to the Corporations

A fair condensation of Paul Boutin’s “friendly advice” in his latest Wired column:

1. If you’re a non-corporate person thinking about launching a blog, don’t. 2. If you’re a non-corporate person who has a blog, abandon it. 3. After all, media corporations are dominating the blogs now, 4. And you can’t hope to compete with [...]

A Review of the Peek Email Mobile Device

Sending e-mails is all it can do, but for someone like me stuck without power or for someone like me who takes his kids out a lot or for someone like me who wants to occasionally blog from the scene, “only” e-mail is a lot. [...]