Results for the site category: technology

    • Douglas Bedell

      Spammers In the Dust

      By Douglas Bedell

      Categories: administrators, technology

      I have a daily skirmish with spammers. How's that? Well, SimplyFair hasn't yet attracted many real world members interested in furthering fairness. But it draws thousands of spammers, who, for whatever fiendish reasons, are interested only...
      • Douglas Bedell

        AT&T and the 'New Age'

        We watched a Netflix movie the other night that reported on how the "New Age" in marketing relationships has arrived. Sadly, AT&T doesn't seem to have gotten the message. There are two AT&T stores hereabouts, but when I went to the closest one to ask about my iPhone bill, the...
        • Douglas Bedell

          Fairness, and Fortitude, at a Genius Bar

          I had a fairness ordeal at the Apple store in Park City, Pa., a while back. After about an hour and a half, two Apple techs at the Genius Bar finally unlocked my Apple ID so I could have full use of my iPhone and iPad Mini. (Apple had locked it upon suspicion of unauthorized use, without calling me...
          • Douglas Bedell

            Verizon Wasn't Responding

            By Douglas Bedell

            Categories: public utilities, technology, others

            There's something irrational about labor relations gone awry, something that ought to be obvious to both parties in a dispute like the just ended 18-day Verizon strike. ABC News reports that Verizon now has to catch up with 263,000 orders for...
            • Douglas Bedell

              Back on the Web, Finally

              We're back. Simpy Fair was down for three weeks. Our Internet access was suspended for that long during the Verizon strike because Verizon either accidentally, or someone else on purpose, placed an order for our Internet presence to be taken down.  In fairness, we can't say more...
              • Douglas Bedell

                Charges for Unsent E-Mails

                Had an unfortunate experience learning Constant Contract's mode of operation. Perhaps in an excess of zeal, I signed up with Constant Contact to develop an e-mail newsletter to promote SimplyFair.net – cost $85. Not being ready to launch the promotion immediately, however, I let that...
                • Douglas Bedell

                  Seeds of Meaning Amid Digital Chaos

                  By Douglas Bedell

                  Categories: community, media, technology

                  George Ball, chairman of W. Atlee Burpee & Co. and past president of the American Horticultural Society, fears that the Internet has become an uruly field of chaotic content, akin to a setting of mindlessness. Writing in The Wall Street Journal,...
                  • Douglas Bedell

                    'A Star in a Bottle': Required Energy Reading, Possibly Survival Reading

                    By Douglas Bedell

                    Categories: technology

                    Just caught up with, and finished, an article in the March 3 New Yorker magazine. Researched and written by Raffi Khatchadourian, and entitled "A Star In a Bottle," it's the story, thus far, of a fusion reactor, ITER, being built in the South of France. Whether it will be completed, or whether it...
                    • Douglas Bedell

                      When Doctors Miss a Call

                      By Douglas Bedell

                      Categories: health care, safety, technology

                      Doctors tend to function like lords of the earth. Given their power to stave off disease and death, and all the training it requires, such lofty professional feelings are understandable. But the other side of professionalism is unstinting regard for...
                      • Douglas Bedell

                        Target's Staggered Department Hours

                        I headed over to our Target store yesterday to take advantage of their brief, $200 trade-in offer for my original iPad. I arrived shortly after 10 a.m. to find the store open but its "Target Mobile" department, which sells the iPads, still closed. It wouldn't open until 11, a kindly saleslady...