Great reaction on Techdirt about a Wired article on the Direct Marketing Association releasing new guidelines endorsing “a controversial practice that allows businesses to track down customers’ e-mail addresses without explicitly asking for them.” Yes, that’s right, you buy something from a company, make the choice to not give them your email address, and it is now fully within the DMA guidelines for them to attempt to guess your email address to send you spam.
Hmm. Show of hands, who likes the DMA?
Music: “Professional Widow” by Tori Amos [Opens in iTunes]
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.