Tag Archive: internet

May 09

Identity Theft Playground

The LA Times offers another reason to worry about overexposure on the internet. Web social networks friendly to identity thieves “Social networking sites, which let users create detailed profile pages and connect with friends, are becoming the hot new thing for identity thieves, both amateur and professional. As improved spam filters and skeptical consumers make …

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May 02

Attention Attraction for the Attention Deficient Generation

Andy Warhol famously quipped, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” His appraisal of the fleeting nature of fame was mostly right. However, he said that before the advent of repeated episodes, re-run and syndicated series, reality TV, blogs, and social networking. Had he seen these, perhaps he’d have suggested “15 episodes”, …

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Jul 19

Charitable Interpretation

Harmonious interaction between bloggers, particularly Christian bloggers, is very important to me. Blogs have tremendous potential for bringing folks of diverse backgrounds together. They can also contribute to fracturing the Body Christ. One courtesy I ask of my commenters is to use "interpretive charity" (aka charitable interpretation). It means, among other things, that we should …

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Mar 28

LibriVox

I promised I’d write about this a long time ago. Sorry, Jim.  Mea culpa. From The Life and Times: "I am always amazed to find something new and really useful on the internet, and how that changes how we can entertain ourselves. This find is one people should know about. Recently I came across librivox.org …

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Mar 26

Crucifixion in Vogue Again

NISUS WETTUS: Next. Crucifixion? PRISONER #1: Yes. NISUS: Good. Out of the door. Line on the left. One cross each. Next. Crucifixion? PRISONER #2: Yes. NISUS: Good. Out of the door. Line on the left. One cross each. Next. Crucifixion? MR. CHEEKY: Ah, no. Freedom. JAILER: Hmm?NISUS: What? MR. CHEEKY: Eh, freedom for me. They …

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