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Linked: “Rating the silos”

via Scripting: The point: we could come up with a Consumer Reports-like rating for all sites that indicates how much they participate in the open web at a content level. That’s a truly brilliant idea. We’re now a web full of silos. Some of these mean – well but don’t do much for us and …

Technology: Automatic Pro and Lite and a Sub-Par product

I’m pretty upset with how Automatic handled their 2016 product lineup. First, some background: I pre-ordered the Automatic in 2013. I’ve covered the device extensively on this blog both the good and the bad and It think their V2 product made this a mainstream and awesome device.  Here’s my past coverage: https://adamchandler.me/blog/2013/09/06/technology-automatic-smart-driving-assistant/ https://adamchandler.me/blog/2015/04/27/tech-the-automatic-link-car-adapter/ https://adamchandler.me/blog/2015/05/19/tech-automatic-car-dongle-version-2-released/ https://adamchandler.me/blog/2015/12/02/my-car-automatic-driving-data/ …

Linked: “Cordcutting Isn’t a Bargain Anymore”

via Gizmodo: So, let’s see, if you pay for Hulu Plus (which is now just Hulu, since they’re dropping their free tier) that sets you back about $8 per month. And if you go subscription free that’s $12 per month. And Netflix is another $10. And HBO Now is another $15. And obviously you’re going …

Rants: Richard Thurman, Leave Me Alone!

After Dick tried to con me in August of 2015, he was back in April trying to get me to update my profile, he’s back today October 23rd.  Mr. Thurman, leave me alone!!!   Hey Adam,   I just noticed that you tried to update your profile, but unfortunately it looks like we were having some trouble. …