So yeah, “AT&T AdWorks” has been using the mobile data that I pay AT&T in order to annoy me with AT&T making money off the ads that use that data I pay AT&T for my own use. Yes, AT&T has, without your knowledge, been getting customers to pay the bill for the data to send popups we clearly do not want in the first place.
SLEAZY. Opt-Out for yourself. See the screen shots below. Once I did this, I have had zero nuisance ads. Zero. Websites with NO ads no longer have ads. Imagine that.
It works pretty well. But it does kind of suck the passion out of life.
I’m okay with some homeostasis for now.
For everything under the sun there is a season, I suppose.
That is all.
Just did some basic housekeeping on this bloggy thing. Noticed the post I wrote literally 3 days prior to meeting Steven.
Interesting. Amused, I am.
If I [do | don't] then <name> will think I’m a dirtbag. – SO WHAT.
Try this: check your reasons for what it is you choose to do or not to do against asking SO WHAT at least 3 times and be honest about your answers.
I’ll bet that almost always, a fear-based SO WHAT sacrifices something you hold dear for no good reason at all.
Years ago, I read a great description of the Saab vehicle design flaw: the reviewer put it so nicely, saying “basically, the Saab looks like it can’t get out of its own way.”
Most problems people have is simply that: they can’t get out of their own damned way. Even when it takes extreme contortions of facts into fascinating fairy tales. I’ve noticed that people who are “frustrated” with life almost always are the exact and only thing standing in their own way, inflicting their own pains, and spinning outlandish stories about why they cannot get past … themselves.
That is all.
Here it is. The quatifiable cost to ME of having Creepy Uncle Facebook on my smartphone: 5% of my battery power every hour. That is how much MORE battery I have per hour after disabling the built-in app on my droid. That 5% represents how many cycles of processors, how much memory, and how much data sent on *MY* data plan by using *MY* equipment that *I* purchased?
TANSTAAFL – There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.