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Privacy and Marketing – A Blanket Statement

Targeted Marketing

An “RD rant” about the ever-present and overwhelming amount of targeted marketing on electronic entertainment media such as cable TV, and SPAM email sent to me on my computer.

I would disconnect my cable TV if it were not for my spouse who somehow can tolerate the constant barrage of all the things that must be purchased to improve our lives.

I am sooo tempted to change my email address and “go dark” except for my closest and most trusted friends. All two of them… Ha!

I realize marketing is a necessary evil in a consumer driven Capitalist society.

70 years ago, the popular media was […] Continue reading » Privacy and Marketing – A Blanket Statement

Urban Drone Delivery Systems?

I am certain that widespread urban and suburban “Drone Package Delivery” is a system that will never be implemented. It is an urban legend/myth that is perpetuated only for its publicity factor.

Technically, it is possible. So is the flying car. They are both in the same category. Technically possible, feasibly impossible.

Imagine a kid running out the front door, smacking into a drone hovering a few feet off the ground with sharp knife blades at eye level spinning at 20,000 RPM. (The propeller lift system)

It is also (at present) a one package per trip system. Drone size is dictated and limited by fixed and absolute aerodynamic and power requirement […] Continue reading » Urban Drone Delivery Systems?

Logitech K780 Keyboard

K780 and M720

Just received and installed my newest keyboard. A Logitech (of course) (most are pretty good). Model K780

This keyboard is wireless. That is the main attraction for me. Next it is able to connect to multiple devices (3 to be exact). The best part of that, the connection can be either Bluetooth or USB 2.4GHz dongle. The best part of THAT… is it can be any combination or all of either.

Most Logitech multiple connect keyboards can only connect to one USB dongle and the other connections must be Bluetooth. In my opinion, this is the only keyboard they built to my expectations.

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SSL Website Encryption

One of the reasons I moved to InMotion as my website server provider is they included FREE SSL (Secure Socket Layer) for every domain I add to my account. There are nice technical reasons why they can do this, but I won’t get into the details here.

There are two reasons I wanted to add this feature to my websites. First is the eCommerce (store) sites I use to run a KautzCraft Studio Store , where I offer mostly my silver work and Ramblin’ Dan’s Store, where I offer Taig machine tools for sale.

The second reason is that today’s browsers make everyone feel insecure with the browser’s built-in […] Continue reading » SSL Website Encryption

Getting’ A Move On!

This ”Ramblin Dan” blog and about 15 other of my websites have moved (physically changed servers) from the US East Coast to the US West Coast. I not giving exact locations as I consider that information should remain confidential.

It’s not secret, but I don’t want to endorse my choices. Ask, and I will tell, and you can decide if my choices would be good or bad for you. For me, I had to make the change.

My previous ISP website server provider was not a choice I made. I have written about the grief they gave me here in Ramblin Dan. Initially they were […] Continue reading » Getting’ A Move On!