Adam Fields (weblog)

This blog is largely deprecated, but is being preserved here for historical interest. Check out my index page at for more up to date info. My main trade is technology strategy, process/project management, and performance optimization consulting, with a focus on enterprise and open source CMS and related technologies. More information. I write periodic long pieces here, shorter stuff goes on twitter or


Mastercard data theft possibly exposes 40m cards

Filed under: — adam @ 4:52 pm

“MasterCard International reported today that it is notifying its member financial institutions of a breach of payment card data, which potentially exposed more than 40 million cards of all brands to fraud, of which approximately 13.9 million are MasterCard-branded cards.”

A dedicated music buyer spells out what he’s stealing and why

Filed under: — adam @ 8:38 am

“I still buy, but now I also steal. You have forfeited your right to my loyalty. And maybe you’re too lost and beaten to care, and even more likely it’s too late to matter, but for a few minutes I’m going to pretend that neither of those things are so. I’m going to pretend that you’re still capable of awareness and reason, and in a spirit of truth that you long ago stopped deserving, while I’ve still taken little enough to list, I’m going to tell you exactly what I have stolen from you, and why.”

The list is interesting, and includes things that are out of print, artificially available in only one country, or just old, crappy, and overpriced.

Wake up guys – this is what your best customers think of you.

Brothers Grimm trailer

Filed under: — adam @ 8:36 am

New Terry Gilliam movie. I was getting disappointed about the summer movie slate, but here we go!

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