Joe Ganley
Writing code since 1979
I have been a professional software engineer for over 10 years. I have written many kinds of software, but my particular strengths are interactive graphics applications, compilers and interpreters, and algorithms.

I also enjoy writing, woodworking, and home improvement. Also this.


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Tuesday, May 22, 2001

In all the press about privacy and the collection of demographic information, I've never seen mentioned an obvious countermeasure that I use all the time: Make stuff up. Any information that is asked for, and that I don't believe they can easily verify, I make up, with a different answer every time. My birthdate, income, marital status, children, shopping habits -- all fabricated at random. Also, obviously, don't fill in any optional information.


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