.@Sling TV do you really need access to my photos so I can watch TV?

the case for user control by permission

Usually when Android asks me specifically to update an app, it’s because some permissions have changed. I remember when the to-do list app, Trello, asked for access to my photos. I shrugged and figured it was so that a user could upload a photo to a Trello card. About a week ago Google asked me to approve Sling TV access to my photos. Sling TV provides a way to watch TV online. …


“He will win who knows how to handle superior and inferior forces” — Art of War by Sun Tzu

I’ve ridden my Onewheel over 100 miles throughout Chicago. I’ve done St. Paddy’s Day, I’ve cruised Boystown, I’ve put in countless miles within the Loop. The Onewheel is a great tool for transportation, you are neither biker nor pedestrian. You are Wheeling… It has a 4–6 mile range, 12 mph top speed, self-balancing, electric powered. Needless to say you should ride to your own ability and always wear appropriate protective gear.

Onewheel in action
  1. Stay Frosty AKA Stay Alert: It’s easy…


I’ve had my Onewheel over 4 months now… it truly is like snowboarding through the streets.

The awesome thing about the Onewheel and the quality that pushed me to finally contribute to the original Kickstarter, was the fact that you can pick it up and hop on the train, step into a store, you’re instantly a pedestrian. It’s far more portable than a bike, and with a 12 mph top speed you can really sail through the streets. With a 4–6 mile range it works as transportation from point A to B, or just cruising around.

The way it…


All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near. — The Art of War by Sun Tzu

I had finally given into the pressure, a year after graduation my freelance wordpress developer lifestyle was not working with my Gold Coast expenses. I was going to do it, the thing I had been resisting, I was going to get a…

Mike P Land

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