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Privacy paradox

Over the past few years, researchers have observed a strange phenomena.  People claim they value privacy and claim to act based on that value, but when observing actual behavior, most people freely divulge private...

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Online Advertising Income

2 days ago, I started another experiment on my personal development site – Reason for Success.  I added online advertising with Google AdSense throughout.  Every day, I get around 150-170 page views, mostly going to...

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Free Images from Pixabay

Quick note today. I started using Pixabay recently for free images (including the ones in this post).  According to their licensing, the images are free for commercial and non-commercial use. Great for adding to any...

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Summer Research Update

This past year has been a big research year for me with two publications and another accepted for publication (to come out at a later date).  I also received invitations to revise and resubmit...

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The Egoist Case for Privacy

After 8 years of writing, editing, re-writing, editing again, submissions, rejections, more submissions, and subsequent revisions, my article Asking for Facebook Logins: An Egoist Case for Privacy was finally accepted for publication in the Journal...

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Gadget Ecosystem Review

Over the past few years, I’ve been watching the evolution of gadget ecosystems emerging in a race to attract customers.  These ecosystems consist of gadgets designed to work together to bring the user a...

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4x the Website Traffic Doing Nothing

A strange thing happened to a website I manage. Reason for Success is a personal productivity website that attempts to integrate philosophy and science to the art of personal productivity.  For over a year,...

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The Web Explained

I set myself a bit of a challenge.  I wanted to explain how the World Wide Web worked in the simplest terms possible.  I wanted to explain it such that my very non-technology minded...

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On the Question of Privacy

“Dad, Thomas keeps looking at me.” At one time or another, most people with siblings or multiple children have heard of (or experienced) this problem. On face of it, the complaint seems silly.  So...