Weekly output: making your offline self harder to find online, Mark Vena podcast

This week brought one involved project to a published state and saw another project reach the invoiced state, which is also good.

Screengrab of the story as seen in Safari for iPad.6/8/2021: How to make your offline self harder to find online, The Verge

This how-to on reducing your privacy attack surface turned me from a long-time reader Verge reader to a first-time writer. Researching it also helped me realize a few ways I’d left my own coordinates more exposed than necessary.

6/10/2021: Apple WWDC 21 Special Edition: SmartTechCheck Podcast (6-10-21), Mark Vena

This week’s edition of my industry-analyst pal’s podcast (also available in video form) featured a new guest: former Houston Chronicle tech columnist and now Forbes tech writer Dwight Silverman, whom I somehow seem to have failed to meet in person despite all the hours I’ve spent connecting through his city’s intercontinental airport. We discussed Apple’s WWDC announcements–and what it did not reveal at its developer conference, which was my excuse to rant once again about the continued absence of a kid’s mode in iOS and iPadOS. That defect was irritating enough two years ago and is now outright enraging after a year and change of pandemic life.

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