Facebook Security Settings for the Paranoid

I’m only slightly joking with the title of this blog post, given that the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal involving the accessing of personal information of roughly 50 million Facebook users.  What’s concerning is that the data from those people was gathered after only 300,000 people took a survey on Facebook.  The survey then gathered information from the friends list of those people. There are two issues here.  Firstly we need to be careful about what information we allow third party apps to gather on us. Secondly we need to worry about what information our friends are unwittingly giving up about us.  Continue reading “Facebook Security Settings for the Paranoid”

The Joy of Being a Geek

I’ve long considered myself to be something of a geek, which I consider to be a positive thing.  I love tinkering with stuff, particularly computers and electronics.  It comes in handy, especially when you want to make something do things it wasn’t intended to do.

Take, for example, the Apple TV.  Apple TVs are great little devices for accessing media in your computer’s iTunes library on a TV.  They’re not so great if you have an extensive collection of media that’s not in iTunes, and would be too time consuming to move over. Continue reading “The Joy of Being a Geek”