Thursday, March 29, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
it displays a blank panel with nothing viewable because the “embed” subirectory is no longer reachable.
I would appreciate comments if someone knows what is going on with YouTube embeds. It started Saturday morning.
Update: later Saturday:
Now, the YouTube embeds work "somtimes". The key seems to be trying the specific URL with an ISP address on which it had not failed earlier today. That is, it works in Internet cafes where you pay for computer time. Just reloading the page doesn't bring it back if it failed earlier today. Trying with a different ISP (like a different MiFi card) on the same computer does work!
Also, the mobile blog works if you turn off mobile display (as a web page). It fails when you reset it to mobile. This may be related to the way it works with browser settings in a specific phone. It may work on other phones. (Analytics reports show that some people are reaching the blogs in mobile template even though I suddenly can't.) I have a Motorola Verizon Droid. It had worked before. I don't know what has changed. Maybe the "www" should come off the URL. Will investigate.
Update: March 25 (late):
The blogs are working correctly on mobile devices, and the YouTube embeds appear to be working consistently now. I don't know what really happened. The problem occurred while I traveled to New York City, but I've not encountered these problems before "on the road". And others reported the same problems with their sites.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Before the consummation scene, “I” (also) come to learn how I got there. In the real world, someone had knocked on the door and insisted she had the right to squat in my home and be provided for, based on past events. I had gone off on a trip, leaving her and family, and come home and found data center, replaced (with the new “auditing” equipment). I then fell down my own stairs, which would normally be a fatal event. But I had already been set up to be rescued. I was sent out of the house on my bike (with one of the other “rommates”, logically “Tove”) in a storm, to another location, where I “went up”.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Here’s the main link explaining it.
I went ahead and signed up for it, directing the stuff to gmail. I don’t expect an overwhelming volume of material. I want to see how well it works.
The possibility of combining tagging with facial recognition technology could conceivably lead to alerts when a picture of you appears in public, but I hardly think that is eminent.
Would "Me on the Web" detect an appearance of one's name on a "tattle-tale" site like the STD site discussed and maligned on Anderson Cooper (and on this blog) March 12?
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Employer, university desire to monitor personal Facebook use (even ask for passwords) raises ethical, business model questions; important story in USA Today
Update: March 27
There is a story in Information Week by Debra Donston-Miller, "Facebook password debate stirs deep social fears", and it was reported on NBC Washington this morning, link here. This is seen as an employer's asking for keys to your house. In fact, back in the early 1970s, EDS used to do "house interviews" of perspective IT employees! The writer here views such companies as "backward".
Monday, March 12, 2012
Creator of website for "naming" people with STD's (often falsely) may not be able to "hide" behind Section 230; Anderson Cooper grilled him today
I wonder if HIPAA could also be invoked, to show that the site violates legally driven standards for privacy of personal medical information.
"My Web of Trust" (MYWOT) gives Sullivan's site a red circle, meaning poor reputation, report link here.
This particular problem has a lot to digest. It is not so simple as it first looked.
Update: March 13: See post on my "Internet safety" blog with a comment on reputation.com (the best known reputation monitoring service). It does have a good score with WOT. It would not sound credible that it could be party to a scheme such as described in this show. I could not find a site specifically called "reputation cleanup". I wonder if it could be some kind of impostor. I'm checking. Anderson's specific clip on this turns out to be here.
Update April 13:
There are a number of YouTube videos posted by "NoLimitList", such as this one Apr 13 where Ashleigh Banfield talks to Anderson and predicts that liability limitations on operators under Section 230 will eventually change as the law catches up, link here. There are a lot of rogue sites out there more stories about this matter, but a lot of them don't look too credible. I'll try to keep up with any real litigation that results from this matter, but I don't see it out there now.