Month: November 2016

Fake News Advertisers on Facebook

Fake News Ads on Facebook

I don’t use Facebook much at all but happened to look at an email link someone sent me. That’s when I noticed the fake ESPN.com story advertisement about some actor dying which links to a fake ESPN “news” site selling testosterone-like supplements....

/ November 18, 2016

Major Construction Failure in Ballard, Seattle Building Inspectors Do Nothing

I’ve been covering the complete demolition and rebuilding of 60th Street NW in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood since last year. I posted an update in May 2016 and did this video walkthrough ten days ago. (The story was also popular on Slashdot due to...

/ November 17, 2016

The XX On Hold Single — from I See You

The XX have a new single out, On Hold, from their upcoming album I See You, due January 13th. Listen on Spotify or You Tube below: I also recommend their Spotify playlist of music they listened to while recording I...

/ November 12, 2016

Listen to the New Hamilton Mixtape

While the full album arrives December 2nd, here are the four new Hamilton Mixtape tracks on Spotify. I highly recommend three of them: Immigrants (We Get the Job Done) by K’NAAN and Snow the Product et al, Satisfied by Sia,...

/ November 11, 2016
ballard seattle development

Revisiting the Redeveloped Block in Seattle’s Ballard Neighborhood

With all the tech-related growth in Seattle, many neighborhoods in Ballard are being completely torn down and redeveloped like this street: You can see the original post here and an earlier follow up here.

/ November 5, 2016

Reasons Not to Buy the New MacBook Pro

Like many loyal Apple customers, I’m greatly disappointed by the 2016 MacBook Pro upgrades, especially for the 15″. Here are the most important reasons not to upgrade at this time: Expensive, the base cost is $2,399, an increase of $400...

/ November 2, 2016