March 27th, 2012

red panda thbptt

lack of privacy on the internet

Two people came to my door yesterday and asked for me by my (legal) name. They claimed to be from the company that I buy landline phone service from (AT&T) and were trying to upsell me on some more services and generally fishing for information. I told them I was happy with the services I have.

I wondered if it was a scam, but I thought "they have my name, and I don't think my full name is publicly associated with my address and phone number."

I told the OH about it and he pointed me here:

http://neighbors.whitepages.com/

I entered an address in my neighborhood. It had full names and telephone numbers associated with every house on my block.

So I take note that anyone can look up my address and associate it with my legal name. Supposedly you can remove your info from this particular site, but it would probably just pop up somewhere else.

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red panda eating bamboo

Rosie the Riveter photos

If you like Kodachrome, photos of women using tools, and/or old US WWII propaganda, check this out.

http://pavel-kosenko.livejournal.com/303194.html

The photo captions are in English. The introductory text is in Russian, and Google Translate says it goes like this:

Я часто хожу на сайт www.shorpy.com вдохновляться цветом Кодахрома. Сайт широко известен своими архивными фотографиями, так что вряд ли он будет для вас открытием. Но мне вот захотелось сделать себе подборку избранного, чтобы под рукой была на одной странице и в хорошем качестве. Может быть вам тоже будет интересно. Все снимки сделаны в 1940-1943 гг. Подписи переводить не стал, потому что плохо умею и боюсь переврать. Но в целом всё итак понятно. Смотрим, впитываем.

I often go to the site www.shorpy.com inspired color Kodahroma. The site is widely known for its archival photographs, so it is unlikely he will be opening for you. But now I wanted to make a selection chosen to hand was on the same page and in good quality. Perhaps you too would be interested. All images were made in 1940-1943. Signatures transfer did not, because what is bad and I'm afraid I can misquote. But in general, all so clear. Look, we soak.

ETA: [personal profile] maize found an English version here: http://pavelkosenko.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/4x5-kodachromes/

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