Tag Archives: Internet

Would You Fall For This?

It was in my email spam folder, a note from the chairman of one of the world’s biggest philanthropic organizations. I should count myself lucky – I had been chosen to receive $5,300,000. I didn’t click on the link. It seemed strange that I would never have heard of such a prestigious organization, so I […]

Perilous Surfing

Took a look at my “bulk mail” folder yesterday and now I have questions about spam. If I go to a car dealer’s website, I get inundated with vehicle ads for weeks afterward. That’s because I don’t feel the need to spend time hiding my online activities. My life is an open book. I’m not […]

Moments Of Fame

Would you sacrifice your reputation to be in the news? I was wondering that when I saw an article on how Chase, an American bank, is winding up Canadian operations. They have forgiven all outstanding credit card debt. (Sorry to my American friends, this offer is good only in Canada.) From a business perspective, this […]

Technological Challenges

This is not the post I had scheduled for today. Which has me mildly annoyed, as I had some pictures I wanted to share today. I think I mentioned I was traveling on business these days. In a perfect world I would have planned ahead and had all the posts for the time period written […]

Because It Is There

There’s wi-fi on this train, so it feels as if I should write something. After all, I paid for it, or somebody did. Most of the trains I take in Germany are local. No amenities other than washrooms. And in a year no-one has ever checked my ticket. I’m on an ICE train this time […]

One Last Time

For the past week or so I have been asking your your feedback in the form of a short, six-question, survey about this blog. If you have already taken it, thank you. Today is your last chance to participate. You can only fill it out one time per reader, a policy designed to stop the […]

Notes From My Spam Folder

I try not to look too often in my email spam folder, the “junk” mail filtered out by my service provider. It usually is junk, though occasionally some of the mailings I subscribe to wind up there. I just checked it for the first time in a few weeks and discovered I have been missing […]

Stuck in a Catch-22

I was following up on an online order and got caught up in a classic catch-22. I’ve always been a fan of Joseph Heller’s novel of that name; I’m not thrilled to have to experience the situation. There are no stores in the town we live in. I suppose, strictly speaking that isn’t true. There […]


I will admit that from time to time I have been sucked in by those posts on Facebook or similar social media sites that promise something special if only you will click on the link. “You will never guess what this 80’s star looks like today;” “50 Things you didn’t know about sitcom X;” “This […]


Ashley Madison is back in the news. A little more than a year ago, when the adultery dating site was in the news for a couple of weeks I put down some thoughts on the mater but didn’t post them. I had some posts scheduled, and once they had run Ashley Madison had faded from […]