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.
Thank you for following it!
Thanks much! I tried to be as honest as possible in this series, even if revealed the flaws in my process. It was a marathon of a story and I was exhausted by it, so I’m very happy to hear that some commenters liked it. ;)
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!
Yup. That’s an excellent tl;dr — “Apple is the hardest one to leave, but the easiest one to avoid.”
I appreciate that you’re still reading despite questioning my lifestyle choices.
I am neither a tech nerd nor a gadget nerd. I usually hate the latest, greatest thing, so place me where you will.
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.
Well, I work remotely for one and I was also trying to approach this as a somewhat normal consumer as opposed to someone who knows how to flash a new OS onto a developer phone—which I and most consumers don’t know how to do.
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.