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Cookie Party

One of my favourite Sesame Street characters is Cookie Monster, especially the unrivalled hunger for his namesake. I was reminded of this by a two day old Washington Post article titled “Goodbye, Chrome: Google’s web browser has become spy software“. This article goes into some depth about how we are individually being tracked online, the impact of this and how often there is scant knowledge of why this is happening and what the outcome is for us and the purveyors of Internet sites and services…[read on for solutions to this]

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What’s not to love about the Internet?

I mean, seriously, what’s not to love about the Internet? Looking to resurrect Lazarus I got caught in a nasty Catch-22 logic loop trying to restore a ten year old MySQL database, the old “copy the data directory from a gzip tar file made on a Linux system in 2006 and plonk it onto a 2016 Windows 10 XAMPP MySQL build and fire up the cmd line”, I mean, what could possibly go wrong with that?

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