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This blog is written/created with Publii. It's an open source, static content management system which is point and click easy to use. After years of Jekyll and Wordpress, migrating to something easy made sense for me. It produces good looking pages which render quickly in every browser. I ran into an old post which linked to an old blog address, blog.lewman.is. I update the post in question to fix the link to blog.lewman.com. "I wonder…

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Opportunities with California Privacy Access Requests

The ChallengeThe fundamental problem is I have to give up more of my personal information in order to find out what information a company holds about me. When further asking what they do with the information used to verify I am the original requestor, they either have no policy or refer me to their original privacy policy. It quickly becomes a rabbit hole with no bottom. No one has time for this. I suspect this is…

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Dropping Google

Over the past year, I steadily removed Google from my life. Initially, it was an experiment to see which products I could live without. Turns out, I can live without all of it. I'm not the first person to do this by any means. However, until I actually do it myself, the lessons learned aren't as sticky as reading about it. Here are two other fine writeups on removing Google: Intially, my foray into Google started with a Google…

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What Happens Next?

foggy golden gate bridge

A friend reccomended this article, https://popularresistance.org/coronavirus-scientific-realities-vs-economic-fallacies/. Ignoring the Communist bias of the site, the article is overall a great review and summary of where we're at today. It keeps making me think about what happens next. I'm not going to predict anything. Time is relative and we're creating history every minute that passes. In December 2019, I was in Malaysia and Singapore. The thought never crossed my mind that I might not be able to travel anywhere…

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Riding These Days

The View from Hawk Hill

Riding through the city these past few weeks is amazing. It's so nice to ride without cars, cyclist ruling the streets, pedestrians everywhere enjoying the clean, sping air. I've said this before, but I can't get over it. I don't want to get over it. Can we change some things forever? Commentary: Let Bikes on the Bay Bridge Contest Needs You to Create Better Bike Lane Barriers Can we prioritize healthier, more eco-friendly forms of…

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