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April 15 · Issue #91 · View online
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Where Were You on October 21, 2012?
I’m not surprised that Google has been tracking my every move since 2009. I’m sure I allowed it when I accepted its terms of service at some point. What is surprising is being able about to browse this timeline of my location on a world map. This Google page has day-by-day reports of you where you where, the paths you traveled, the restaurants and stores you visited, and any geotagged photos you took on any given day. You can even edit the information if its incorrect. Wow! — MF
Downloading my Facebook data
I’m keeping my Facebook account, but for educational purposes I downloaded all the data Facebook has on me. I highly recommend you do the same, just so you know what the bargain is. Start with this link, follow the directions. You’ll get an email with a new link that will enable you to download a zip file. The folder with the most goodies is the Index page. Go back and adjust your privacy settings as desired. — KK
Quotables
Something I read recently that has stayed with me is the mantra, “You are partly right — When someone congratulates you or criticizes you, you can use this mantra.” (Thich Nhat Hanh, How to Love)
Other quotables from which I am finding inspiration:
“If you limit yourself only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.” — Anaïs Nin
“When you let go of who you wish you were, you reclaim your power to be radiantly, magnetically, and creatively who you are.” — HeatherAsh Amara, Warrior Goddess Training
"Nostalgia may be the most tempting and deceptive form of opposition to change.” — Gloria Steinem, Doing Sixty & Seventy
— CD 
Good cheap tablet stand
The $9 AmazonBasics Adjustable Tablet Stand was just what I was looking for in a kitchen countertop iPad stand. It’s made of sturdy plastic, adjusts quickly, and doesn’t skid or wobble. It can hold any size tablet — even smartphones. — MF
Motion sensing light bulbs
Motion sensing lights are a rapidly evolving product. Nowadays the motion sensors are built right into the LED light bulb itself; no clunky hardware or switches. The same sensors in the bulb detect night/day. So the bulbs only turn on in the dark with motion of a body, and can be used in any socket. They can be placed outside with a little protection. I’ve been trying out the various Chinese-made versions. This one by Luxon costs about $9 and works good enough in our garage, hallway and porch. — KK
Organize bookmarks bar
I used a link from this page and dragged vertical lines into my bookmarks bar to separate and group related links. This works best if you’ve created an icon-only bookmarks bar and move all your your folders off to the side. — CD
— Kevin Kelly, Mark Frauenfelder, Claudia Dawson
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