Intraplanar.net - IT http://intraplanar.net/taxonomy/term/20/0 Information technology en Dear Google http://intraplanar.net/2006/02/dear-google <p>Dear Google,</p> <p>I think you go too far. Organizing all my data is one thing. <a href="http://desktop.google.com/" rel="nofollow">Google Desktop's</a> <a href="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/02/new-on-your-desktop.html" rel="nofollow">new feature</a> of collecting every piece of information about me and that I own and transferring it to your site (in order to make it globally searchable) is quite another. Regardless of the integrity of your security, your well-intentions, and your vow to do no evil I have the following concerns.</p> <p>1. Security is fleeting; it only takes a single exploit now or in the future for a malicious cracker to steal all my information from you.</p> <p>2. Corporate policies change; corporations have no morals and no goals other than to maximize shareholder value and cannot be punished for wrongdoing.</p> <p>3. Despite the fact that the <a href="http://desktop.google.com/privacypolicy.html" rel="nofollow">Google Desktop privacy policy</a> lists only a single "uses" clause, I am fearful of what your army of highly intelligent employees can do, beyond providing search or focused advertising, when armed with every piece of information about my internet usage, my financial records, my personal and professional email and instant message conversations, my shopping habits and interests, and likely a host of other data I've neglected to mention.</p> <p>I would not grant any other company the level of trust that you ask of your users. Therefore, despite the fact that I believe, for the moment, in your intention to do no evil, I cannot justify granting you that level of trust either.</p> http://intraplanar.net/2006/02/dear-google#comments IT http://intraplanar.net/comments/node/93/feed Tue, 14 Feb 2006 14:16:42 -0600 tangent 93 at http://intraplanar.net BJCP style guideline update is published http://intraplanar.net/2004/09/bjcp-style-guideline-update-published <p>After a lot of hard work, I've reformatted the <a href="http://bjcp.org/styles04/" rel="nofollow">BJCP style guidelines</a> in XML and generated newly formatted html pages. I am happy to say that the pages validate as XHTML 1.0 strict and are much more accessible and easy to navigate now. I took the opportunity to mark up abbreviations and create hyperlinks between the styles.</p> <p>Hopefully, having the guidelines in XML will make them more manageable in the future, and will provide for easier integration into applications if people have requirements to do so.</p> <p>Go check out the <a href="http://bjcp.org/styles04/" rel="nofollow">new guideline pages</a>.</p> http://intraplanar.net/2004/09/bjcp-style-guideline-update-published#comments Beer IT http://intraplanar.net/comments/node/14/feed Sat, 04 Sep 2004 13:09:44 -0500 tangent 14 at http://intraplanar.net