RT Cunningham

Internet News Reviews – The News As I See It – May 28, 2018

Yes, I know it’s Memorial Day in the United States. I didn’t know it yesterday, however, which explained the slow Internet news day yesterday.

I’m not in the United States and I should be forgiven for not remembering. There’s nothing I can do here locally (in Olongapo), so I’m not going to beat myself up about it.

Internet News: The Google Chrome Apps I Need Today

Or maybe not. Not all news is real news and the article about Chrome apps at Complex is a good example.

As I scrolled down the page, I realized I only use one of the apps they mention and that’s LastPass. I’ve been using it for years as my password manager and for storing secure notes. I didn’t know it was acquired by LogMeIn (a service I used many years ago) in 2015.

Perhaps I should give the other apps a closer look.

Internet News: Fentanyl Drug Bust

I followed a story that led me to another story at AOL (it’s not an ISP anymore, evidently). Apparently, Nebraska state police seized enough of this synthetic opioid to kill more than 26 million people.

Fentanyl causes a lot of deaths but not when used as prescribed by physicians. Recreational use, more than anything, is the primary cause. Personally, I don’t care. I don’t mind if we thin the herd of the people stupid enough to use it.

Internet News: 30 Year-old Slacker

I thought little of the story about Michael Rodondo, who’s basically a 30 year-old slacker who refused to leave his parents’ home. I wonder if he lived in their basement. They had to take him court to evict him.

I don’t see a problem with one or more children living at home until they’re ready to leave the nest (20s). This guy left the nest, then lost his job, and then returned to the nest. I know exactly how his parents feel. My parents had boomerang daughters. Parents shouldn’t be required to support their children until they die (the parents, I mean).

Internet News: Google and Mozilla Two-Factor Authentication

If you have a Google account (and you do if you use any Google product), you should already be aware of the two-factor authentication option. Never mind that Google calls it 2-Step authentication.

Mozilla is currently rolling out something like it for the Firefox web browser, as I just read at Lifehacker. I don’t have it yet.

I don’t know if Mozilla will support two-factor authentication in any of their other products. Mozilla doesn’t have an ecosystem like Google’s set up and I doubt they ever will.

Last Note

You may or may not have noticed that I avoid political and religious themes when doing my Internet news reviews. I don’t like to argue and those themes will always cause arguments.

I am sick to death of seeing Trump’s name in the news, probably as much as I am with Pope Francis. Everyone has an opinion about both and they’re more than willing to share it. Well, I’ve had a enough of it.

May 28, 2018
Internet News

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