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Online Privacy Should Be Modeled on Real-World Privacy (or, Stop Following Us Around Constantly!)

I’ve been saying that for some time — years — so I am glad to see someone like  Daring Fireball come out and say it too. I don’t know about you, but I am sick of the degree of tracking that occurs. I was talking to someone about Birkenstock shoes last night and the next day, Instagram/Facebook put a Birkenstock ad in my IG Stories. It is likely a coincidence, or the fact that the person I was talking to may have been searching on info about them and IG put 2 and 2 together, but it is freaky. 

Needless to say, there is a whole INDUSTRY of companies that track the hell out of us, and it has to stop. Here’s to Apple and others giving us more control over this.

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An innovative IOT device from WestJet


Is this: Flight Light.

You can use it to track night flights of the ones you love. I don’t know how much traction it will get, but I personally find it appealing.

This needs to happen: it’s time to abolish daylight saving time

Vox has more on that, here: It’s time to make daylight saving time year-round.

I hate daylight savings time mainly because the days feel shorter than they are due to coming out of work into darkness. If anything, I would rather the clocks more forward, giving me more time to enjoy sunlight after work.

That aside, the entire switching of clocks is an idea whose time has come and gone.  The next time it is time to switch, let’s campaign to abolish it.

For people with big todo lists and/or like to draw on walls

I give you this:

I really like this idea, but then I am an IT architect and we like to stand up and draw on walls (ok, whiteboards). A whiteboard would also work, but if you have kids, there may be times when you want to save anything they did. Or never mind kids: maybe your own doodle was keep sake worthy.

By the way, you can get such paper dispensers at IKEA. Most people mount them on a table, but clearly the wall is an option too.

Wall-Mounted Kraft Paper Roll Dispenser – Design Milk.