All posts by Jeff Reifman

Jeff is a technology consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. Try scheduling a meeting with his new startup Meeting Planner (https://meetingplanner.io), simpler, faster scheduling for work or play and read his series about building it). Follow @reifman on Twitter.

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Kahtoola Nanospikes vs Yaktrax

Which is better? Yaktrax or Kahtoola NANOspikes

Last year, I tried both Yaktrax and Kahtoola NANOspikes. We had icy sidewalks for about ten days and getting around was simply sketchy and dangerous. The Yaktrax kept falling off my shoes and when I went into stores with concrete floors they became...

/ November 18, 2017

My Indypendent Conversations on Amazon HQ2 with Peter Rugh

Listen to my conversation on Amazon HQ2 with Peter Rugh at the Indypendent. I enjoyed talking to Peter about Amazon’s impacts on Seattle as well as the positive power of taxes and regulations: The audio quality improves shortly after the...

/ October 27, 2017
Canary Security Cameras

How to Fight Back Against the Canary All in One Security Camera Scam

Here’s are some ways to fight back against Canary for bricking our security cameras unless we pay subscription fees (its product boxes said there were “no monthly fees”): Read Canary Scams Consumers, Disabling Devices Without Subscriptions and share this post on...

/ October 27, 2017
Louise Mensch Twitter

Twitter Locks Louise Mensch’s Account After She Doxed Me

Tonight, Twitter notified me it has locked Louise Mensch’s account, at least temporarily, for her release of my private information. I’m pleased to see Twitter take action in this case as Mensch has a clear pattern of abuse of many...

/ October 25, 2017
Contributions Durkan Campaign

Amazon Spends $350,000 on Lead PAC in Seattle Mayor’s Race

Amazon Linked Business PAC Drops $525,000 for Durkan On October 16th, the Seattle Chamber of Commerce’s PAC, Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy (CASE), contributed $525,000 to People for Jenny Durkan, the PAC linked to the Seattle mayoral candidate. CASE...

/ October 19, 2017

Canary Scams Consumers, Disabling Devices Without Subscriptions

Update: If you’re a customer affected by the Canary camera scam, please file a report with the New York State Attorney General where Canary’s main office is located. Here are seven other ways to fight back against Canary for scamming...

/ October 16, 2017