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The Right To Repair and Repairable Devices

Last night, as I was adjusting my new Uplift standing desk (which is awesome BTW), a speaker on the desk collided with the shelf above which was just enough to cause a candle to wobble and fall directly onto my trackpad. As you can see it completely shattered. Although it is still functional, it is just a matter of time before this gets worse.

SXSW 2019: A Talk With Access Partnership

Every time I go to a website these days, I always have to click on that, "I agree to using cookies",” button. It is fairly silly as pretty much every site I have gone to for the last ten years has used cookies. I would be shocked if I got a pop up that said, “this site doesn’t use any cookies at all,” because then I would be wondering, how do they pull that off? This behavior is being driven by attempts to conform to GDPR requirements.

Google Ends Forced Arbitration

Forced arbitration has been a sticking point with me for some time. It is an increasingly common practice in many companies to force their workers to sign binding arbitration agreements.

Companies say that this is to reduce the overwhelming costs of litigation (what the heck are you doing to get sued that much), but the real reason is that it tips things heavily in favor of the company who chooses the arbitrator and manages the process.