This Day in Blogging History: Convertible living-room furniture; Dark side of Dubai; Gilmore on Gmail

One year ago today
Convertible coffee-table/sofa/dining room table + stools: a clever piece of furniture that converts from a coffee table to a sofa to a dining room table with chairs. It's more small living-space porn for me -- the perfect thing for your 130sqft apartment.

Five years ago today
The Dark Side of Dubai: Hard times hitting in the Arab city-state "built from nothing in just a few wild decades on credit and ecocide, suppression and slavery."

Ten years ago today
Gilmore on Gmail's terms-of-service: If they allege a "technical issue", including spam filtering, then they can access, read, preserve, and disclose anything in your mailbox. Since they probably do spam filtering for everybody (both for incoming and outgoing mail), then they have the right to read and disclose the contents of your email at any time.