Thoughts on the world, and what other people are doing.

A way to fix Twitter’s Trolling Problem

Leslie Jones, one of the stars of the 2016's Ghostbusters quit twitter last week. She'd been harassed off the platform by trolls with hateful comments. This [...]

HTTPS; Get yours today!

You've seen it before, that little lock next to the URL on a website. Typically, we associate it with banking, or online shopping, or something else that [...]

“It’s a Wonderful Life”

I love this movie. Hykel... less so. I mostly like the first half, everything up to uncle Billy losing the money. In my most recent viewing, I skipped [...]

Poor OpSec at the North Pole

Hykel and I watched Prep & Landing: Naughty vs Nice a couple of nights ago. Everything I'm going to talk about should be ignored mostly because this is [...]

‘Twas the night before Star Wars

  For some, it's the Star Wars Day. For me, my showing technically comes tomorrow, midnight actually. I am excited more than I can really describe. In [...]

The three magazines of my life

Print is dead. That's the first thing I think of when I think of magazines. But on reflection, I realize that I've had some special magazines in my life. [...]

10 minutes with Cory Doctorow

This past Wednesday, I had the opportunity to go see Cory Doctorow (arguably my favorite author) on the local stop of his tour for his new book Homeland. He [...]

Thoughts on Libraries

My wife works at our local public Library. We started visiting there more recently and I was once again struck at the accessibility and amount of information [...]

My Mac is not giving up yet.

About a week ago, I had a horrible thing happen. My Mac gave up the ghost. Well, sort of anyway. It didn't really die, but it seemed like it had. I was buzzing [...]

A little shipping experiment

Have you ever wondered about the practicality of shipping costs? Private vs Federal? I have, and last week I took some time and money to figure out what that [...]