Newsletters

Posts, newsletters, and other random stuff I write.

The long-awaited answer to: “So how’s your stupid travel book coming along?”

Get notified now. UPDATE 06.07.2020: Now that the global pandemic has rewritten the landscape of travel, I have to go back and update a lot of the garbage I wrote. Thanks a lot, stupid coronavirus. UPDATE 05.16.2020: Sorry, no progress since my last post. But just know that when this ordeal is all over, and…Continue readingThe long-awaited answer to: “So how’s your stupid travel book coming along?”

Corona-crisis: An unsolicited message from our CEO.

In these troubled times, the world turns to its CEOs for leadership, guidance, and platitudes.Continue readingCorona-crisis: An unsolicited message from our CEO.

Greetings from Hell: My long overdue return to Florida.

Twenty three years after I left Florida for my career, it was time to return to my adopted hometown.Continue readingGreetings from Hell: My long overdue return to Florida.

The Crosby Report media empire relocates its global operations to Florida.

After 23 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, we’re shuttering our West Coast operations and moving back to the Sunshine State.Continue readingThe Crosby Report media empire relocates its global operations to Florida.

Why I don’t give a crap that publishers consider ad-blockers “stealing.”

People who want to get content for free should have to see ads. But they shouldn’t have to be tracked.Continue readingWhy I don’t give a crap that publishers consider ad-blockers “stealing.”

Stop online companies from stealing, selling, (and leaking) your personal data.

Recently, someone said to me, “Hey, you look like a paranoid, nerdy loser. How can I stay safe on the Internet?” to which I replied, “It’s easy, Mom.”

Continue readingStop online companies from stealing, selling, (and leaking) your personal data.

My borderline obsessive search for the world’s best alarm clock radio.

Waking up reliably is critical to keeping the job that pays for your travel.Continue readingMy borderline obsessive search for the world’s best alarm clock radio.

Hero produces map that lists every airport’s wifi network and password.

I’m sure he didn’t set out to save the world, but Anil Polat, a blogger and computer security engineer who’s been traveling around the world for the past seven years, has done just that. Sort of.

Continue readingHero produces map that lists every airport’s wifi network and password.