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Technology: The Price of Privacy

We know the GDPR exists which forces companies handling our data be upright stewards of this and disclose to us what they do with it and a fine levied on them by the EU when they mistreat our data. These protections don’t exist in most of the world. I don’t think a GDPR-esque law will …

My iOS Homescreen 2018

Here’s last year’s. I’m always reminded to do this when MG puts up his post. His consistence keeps me doing this year after year. As for my changes over the last year, I took a few things up which resulted in this change Permanent move to 1Password More concern over my privacy with the use …

My Bike: My ‘new’ BMW K75 RT

The BMW K-Bike of the 80s and 90s, aka the Flying Brick is a classic. Developed in desperation by BMW to keep up with an industry moving to liquid cooled, fuel injected bikes with anti-lock braking systems. BMW’s Boxer motor, still air-cooled (and would remain air-cooled OR oil-cooled until 2013) was not keeping up with …

New Car: the Winter Beater, my 2015 Ford Escape S

On November 15th, I received an email from our mobile mapping team at work….well, everyone did. The info was in regards to a fleet of 20-30 Ford Escape vehicles that they felt would be nice to allow employees to purchase as they were being retired from the fleet. Some of our maps are still made …