I'm Andrew. I write about the past and future of tech, music, media, culture, art, and activism. This is my blog.

Discovering Jandek

Following with today’s theme (which is apparently, weird music from the 80s) I thought I should spend a few minutes talking about everyone’s favorite weird/outsider musician, Jandek. It would be easy to misrepresent Jandek’s music. I’ve heard it called “Visionary”, I’ve heard it called “Utter Garbage.” I would argue that it’s neither, but it’s probably the weirdest music you’ll hear today.

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Blogging from the Kindle Fire

I got a Kindle Fire HD for myself from Amazon. It’s a little 7” tablet, with Amazon’s off-brand Android. Why would I do this to myself? well, it was $25, refurbished, so that helps.

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Goodreads (I'm a member, are you?)

When I was a kid, I’d read a book every two days (or sometimes, more.) I’m not positive, because I wasn’t keeping track, but I don’t think I read more than 10 books last year, or the year before. This, obviously, is unacceptable. So, being the good little tech user that I am, I’ve turned to a technical solution.

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Your Congresscritters sold you out

Earlier this week, congress voted to remove the ability of the FCC to prevent your Internet Service Provider from spying on you, and selling your data. Your ISP sees every website you connect to, and all unencrypted web traffic. Now they can sell that data to whoever they want. This is some bullshit, and now we have to band together to minimize the information leak. Here’s what you can do to protect yourself:

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