Here’s a newspaper site with 3 annoying pop-ups when I first visited their page.
It will be out of business soon.
TunnelBear by software security software giant McAfee is one of the best FREE Virtual Private Networks.
Like many others it has both free and paid versions.
I got a free month of the paid version last October because I needed it while traveling internationally.
Cancelled before the deadline. … And months later found they were still billing me though I hadn’t used the service.
After complaining online to Tunnel Bear customer support they did refund those payments. Good customer service.
I found it very confusing to cancel, by the way.
When you cancel any paid service online be sure to check you got the confirmation email.
Notoriously poor and cheap, I normally take advantage of FREE — ad supported — news on the internet.
Obviously that’s not sustainable over the long term.
For years I’ve donated to ad free Wikipedia.
For years I’ve paid for Economist.
And for the second time I’m paying for the Washington Post. They hold Trump to account better than any other site.
Today May 3rd is World Press Freedom Day. WaPo is only $25 / year today.
I expect to be (mostly) offline cycling & hiking with only irregular internet access from mid-January through mid-March 2019.
First up is a bikepacking trip of up to 4 weeks, around 1500km.
If you email me I’ll reply at earliest opportunity.
Yet another great Isaacson book. I recommend it to one and all.
Isaacson begins the adventure with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s.
He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, and Larry Page.
One of his key themes is that innovation comes from collaboration, not just the few great names we know.
He tries to provide background on how people like Turing made their breakthroughs.
It’s dense. I might just read it again in order to better follow the flow of technology.