Personally, I’ve stopped using this card anywhere but Amazon and Amazon-owned companies. I also discovered that to maximize the value of the card, I should never use the Reward Points to buy things on Amazon, but instead cash them with Chase, so that I get all the extra points that come from shopping on Amazon.
Thank you for the kind words.
“No company is going to tell you what they do with your data.” <—- this is often true though I look forward to a better-regulated world in which we have the right to know what is being done with our data.
It is hosted by AWS, which I discuss in the earlier story about blocking Amazon. It got by my blocker initially because we use Fastly as a CDN, so it looks to the VPN like it’s data from Fastly not AWS.
Thanks for the empathy with my pragmatism!
Never had a Nokia. Didn’t get a mobile phone until after college, 15 years ago. I think it was an LG flip phone with T9 texting but it’s been a spell. I’ve never been an early adopter. I may secretly hate technology.
This is a totally fair criticism of this entry, but at this point in the block, I was about to go into full detox mode, so practically I just wanted to get ready for the final week. Changing phones and computers repeatedly is f**king annoying (which, of course, is part of how companies lock us in to their products for… Read more
This is hilarious to me because my high school car was a Geo Spectrum hatchback.