Posts Tagged ‘blogging’

Blogging health info: Probably not a good idea.

I don’t know if they’re doing anything like this yet, but I imagine insurance companies are wise to the whole blogging thing and will start using advanced search algorithms to determine whether or not you or members of your family have pre-existing health conditions.

I’m a big advocate of anonymity when it comes to tha interwebz, anyway, but knowing what I do about how health insurance companies can be total fuckbags I must strongly recommend to the few people who will ever read my blog that you be more diligent when posting health info about yourself or anybody you know.

AJ’s advice:  Don’t blog using your real name or location.   Don’t post details about health conditions or medications.  Don’t mention family histories of illness or disease.  Don’t use your primary email address as your blog contact address.  The tougher it is to connect a real life physical person to the text on the screen, the better.  The fewer details that you reveal, the better.

I’m sure that with enough digging, a reasonably crafty person could determine my identity by reading my various blog posts and digging through other resources on the web.  However, that’s not really the objective of my obfuscating efforts.  I just don’t want some automated system to be able to put all those pieces together.

A Shout to My Old Blog…

http://sarcasmic.net/blogs/baboon/

Baboon Placenta, aka Anorak Champloo

One day I might migrate it over to this blog.  Some good stuff there.  Formerly available at beatdevice.com/blogs/baboon/

Name change.

I have once again changed the name of this blog.  At first it was “SL and SL”, and was to be my Second Life and Silverlight development blog.  Then it was “Building With AJ”, and was broadened to overall development stuff.  Now, it’s just “AJH-1138” – a nice, ambiguous, generalized name for a blog that will contain every random crap thought that I care to make public.  The reason for this change is because I have some stuff I need to say and I don’t want to have 300 blogs out there in order to say it.