Eastbound Run Crew

These are my running peeps. Some old friends, some new. Thanks to Joshua Roy who takes tons of awesome pics out on the runs at EBRC. See more pics here and join us on Mondays! We run from Eastbound Brewery at Queen and Broadview. Start gearing up at 6:15pm and then we’re running at 6:30pm. All paces welcome and there’s 5km and 8km options.


I decided that since I rarely update my running blog anymore, that it would make sense to roll all that content into this blog. Thanks to the WordPress import/export feature, I was able to easily combine the two sites into one.

Posts that aren’t running related (like pics and short posts) will be in the Notes category. All the former runnerjames.com posts are now in the Runner James parent category with the old subcategories underneath.

I’m using Cloudflare’s super cool Page Rules to serve up 301 Permanent Redirects from old runnerjames.com URLs to the new jameskoole.blog URLs.  For example, this post on the old blog – https://runnerjames.com/2016/01/03/getting-the-most-out-of-strava/ automatically redirects to it’s new home here and the redirect alerts the search engines that the URL is moved so they will update those links over time to point to the new URL.

I’ve also updated the theme to handle full posts a bit better. And I added an Instagram widget to the sidebar since I’m using that service a little bit more these days despite the Facebook connection. Request a follow there if you want.

In Cleveland this week to learn more about the craft of Product Management.

Off to Cleveland tomorrow for Industry Conference. Looking forward to a few days of learning and socializing with a few thousand product managers.

They can’t be trusted. DELETE your Facebook. And yell at your friends who upload YOUR contact data to services like Facebook and LinkedIn that then use it to build out a profile on you whether you use their service or not.


Why is podcasting failing? It’s not. Podcast networks are failing because you can’t monetize the network! https://www.cjr.org/the_new_gatekeepers/podcast-bubble-burst.php

Firefox Multi-Account Containers is probably the greatest privacy-related extension out there right now. Combine this with Cookie AutoDelete and you can severely limit cross-site tracking by the likes of Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and even Amazon.

It basically allows you to completely segregate sites within their own containers. Stay logged into your Google G Suite account in a separate container from the rest of your browsing and Google can’t track you. Same for all the social nets.

Rather than attempting to do the impossible and remove Google from Chrome, do the possible and remove Chrome from your computer.