As much as I like what T-Mobile is doing for the mobile industry as a whole (issues with zero-rating aside), their service doesn't work for my family's circumstances anymore. A switch has been made.
Links:PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1119: Joining Cricket Nation
I have a few thoughts on the Pokémon GO craze that is sweeping the nation and has my son wandering all over creation.PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1118: The Pokémon Go Craze
DD-WRT is an open-source firmware for wireless routers. I pretty much don't buy a consumer-grade router unless I can install DD-WRT on it, as they actually make those routers a bit more useful. Unlike vendor firmware, which may never see an update, DD-WRT gets updates pretty regularly.
Links:PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1117: Rediscovering My Love for DD-WRT
I've got content on so many places on so many different platforms that managing it all is a challenge. I suppose the challenge is that I'd like to keep control over as much of it as possible. Maybe I just need to let go?
Links:PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1116: A Mess Of Content I Can't Manage
This is a companion podcast to a piece I wrote about a week ago. Honestly, I had recorded this prior to finishing the piece and had even released it on the PhoneBoy's Opinion feed.
- Beware The #InfoSec Hype – PhoneBoy's Opinion – Opinion
- Resisting Comparison – PhoneBoy's Security Theater
I just had to change credit cards due to Costco moving from American Express to Citibank Visa. That, plus some recent experiences traveling, led me to ponder the total lack of security credit cards still have, even today.
Links:PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1114: On Credit Cards and their Lack of Security
The yearly month-long AudioMo Challenge seems to be as good a time as any to try and find my podcasting groove. I'm doing that on an alternate podcast feed. Links below.
Links:PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1113: Looking for my Podcasting Groove
e see several "artisanal" podcasts I subscribe to have taken a break. I feel like it's time for me to do it, too. Doing a regular podcast, even one like this, takes effort.PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1112: Something in the Air
Samsung is apparently requiring "personal information" to obtain software updates. What responsibility do vendors have to provide updates, and at what cost?
- Via a message board, here's one reason to not buy from @samsung Why do I need to give personal info to them?
Bots have been a problem on eBay forever insofar as auctions are voncerned, sniping and/or driving up prices. Guess I shouldn't be shocked people are also using bots to buy rate shoes…and resell them at a huge profit!
Links:PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1110: Sneaker Buying Bots