Back from Austin and the best THWACKcamp ever! Thanks to everyone that helped make this year's THWACKcamp so full of awesome. Each year we get a little bigger, a little better, and a little more bacon.

 

As always, here are some links from the Intertubz that I hope will hold your interest. Enjoy!

 

Ticketmaster buys a blockchain company to guard against ticket fraud

I'm willing to bet money that this is not going to solve the issue of fraudulent tickets. Nor, will it help people hate Ticketmaster any less.

 

Comcast complains it will make less money under Calif. net neutrality law

Interesting how Comcast is complaining about lost revenues, as opposed to complaining about end-user experience.

 

Up to 9.5 million net neutrality comments were made with stolen identities

Even if true, this won’t be enough for the FCC to reverse course on net neutrality. It will be up to the states, like California, to enact their own laws.

 

Microsoft sports director allegedly tried to embezzle $1.5 million and stole employees’ Super Bowl tickets

Nice reminder that the biggest corporate threats are often from within.

 

Major Facebook Shareholders Join Call to Boot Mark Zuckerberg as Chairman

This would be a good first step for Facebook to win back some trust. It would also be the good first step for Facebook to remove Zuckerberg as CEO, too. These items might be related.

 

Crypto is the Mother of All Scams and (Now Busted) Bubbles While Blockchain Is The Most Over-Hyped Technology Ever, No Better than a Spreadsheet/Database

Grab some popcorn and enjoy.

 

Fishcoin

Fishcoin, proving that blockchain hasn’t hit the lowest level of stupidity yet.

 

For those that were wondering, here's the Bacon Pie given to me during the close of THWACKcamp this year. Thanks to thegreateebzies and DanielleH for making this happen: