Deer in Pool

I was sitting on the couch talking to my wife and daughter when I saw something move out of the corner of my eye, in the yard.  I thought it was a dog at first, but the back yard is fenced in.  Then I realized it was a baby deer!  We have lots of deer in this neighborhood and have seen a few babies recently.  Probably just squeezed through the bars in the iron fence out back.  Before I could say anything he scampered toward the pool.  I figured he wanted a drink, but he dove right in.  Maybe he does this all the time.

Paul Allen

Not even going to apologize for another obit.  Not as good as I expected, but worth a read for anyone interested in that era in computing.  Nothing about their falling out or about Paul’s very private personal life (he deserves his privacy as much, maybe more than anyone).  I admit that I never realized Paul Allen and Bill Gates were high school friends.

Bill Gates’ Amazing Tribute to Paul Allen–With Rare Photos From His Private Collection

Facebook Eavesdropping

I have had this experience a few times and it put me off of using Facebook completely.  Occasionally I would mention something (not emailed it googled, just mentioned out loud) and I would get an add for the product described.  I did figure if Facebook was literally listening to my mobile phone mic someone would have found out about it.

A friend suggested an experiment: say an obscure, but random word a few times in conversation and see if Facebook reacts.  I’m tried; it didn’t.

A recent article from USA Today describes how Facebook does this.  While it doesnt actually eavesdrop  on you, it does something maybe even creepier.

Is Facebook listening to me? Why those ads appear after you talk about things