Category: Featured

This story has been featured on the home page.

Amazon’s Impact on Seattle Dating Resonated Widely

I had no idea that GeekWire’s coverage of You’ve Got Male: Amazon’s Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene would result in such widespread coverage as well as a viral spinoff. The gender ratio in Seattle and the failure of our local tech companies to hire women...

/ June 10, 2014

Yes, You Can Spend $750 in International Data Roaming in One Minute on AT&T

Update: Thanks to Slashdot, BoingBoing and T-Mobile CEO John Legere for sharing this! Apparently it’s possible to run up a $750 international data roaming bill in one minute on AT&T. Last week, after driving across the Canadian border at Blaine, I got...

/ June 4, 2014

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: Frequent Campaign Contributor, Infrequent Voter

[sc:amazon] Given the overwhelming influence of money in politics these days, it’s easy to get cynical about voting. Even I’m not sure any longer that it makes much of a difference and recently have stopped voting as frequently. Still, it’s...

/ June 3, 2014
amazon cranes seattle growth

You’ve got Male: Amazon’s Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene

Welcome: More recent pieces are An Update on the Distribution of Men and Women Dating in Seattle, With Amazon, Men Outnumber Women in Washington State and Peepless in Seattle: Dating, Friendship, and the Seattle Freeze. See also How Our Success is Ruining Seattle and...

/ May 12, 2014

It’s Time for a Populist Culture War on Corruption

The latest attack on net neutrality provides a perfect opportunity to reassess the operating integrity of our government and the effectiveness of our well-worn responses. Over the past week, I’ve seen requests to sign petitions, requests to call my representatives and requests...

/ May 5, 2014

Traveling India 2014

I was fortunate to travel to India in early 2014 with Portland-based yoga teacher Sarah Joy Marsh of the Daya Foundation and her travel group. The trip was organized by Redback Travels. My favorite photos from India are posted at...

/ March 8, 2014

How to Secure Your Mac From Potential Theft

Thanks to The Loop and The Chronicle for promoting this post … follow me @reifman for updates. Let’s get started helping you to secure your mac: My residence was recently broken into (the alarm malfunctioned on entry and only went off...

/ February 24, 2014