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

Get notified now. UPDATE 05.16.2020: Sorry, no progress since my last post. But just know that when this ordeal is all over, and you finally get to read my book, you will be sorely disappointed. So you’ve got that to look forward to. UPDATE 04.21.2020: At this point, the first official draft is finished, and…Continue readingThe long-awaited answer to: “So how’s your stupid travel book coming along?”

Corona-crisis: An unsolicited, personal message from our CEO.

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

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.”

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.

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.”

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

As a frequent traveler, I’ve learned that oversleeping is generally detrimental to catching early morning flights, not to mention keeping a day job to pay for the trips. So waking up reliably is key and that’s why I’ve spent the last few decades in an ongoing search for the world’s best alarm clock radio. You wouldn’t think it would be hard to find a clock radio with all the features I want, but then you probably don’t know me all that well.

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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.

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