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It’s the new year! Are you ready?

Crime, Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Technology No Comment

The holidays are over and we’re in the long lull of drudgery until Family Day (or whatever it’s called where you are) in February.  Now’s the time to do a bit of administration to keep all your technological stuff in good order.  Here are six things to consider: Change your WiFi password(s) – If you don’t have […]

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All lives matter, yes, even black lives

Crime, Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

Black Lives Matter has valid concerns, and I am going to state up front that I totally concur… in the US, and maybe even in Canada, black people are killed by police at a rate that is disproportionate with their numbers in the general population.  That implies a level of systemic racism, and I won’t […]

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How to use a computer

Crime, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology

This is a primer for anyone searching the web looking for tips on how to use a computer.  The language is direct, and intended to be clear and unequivocal. 1. A computer is a dangerous power tool, treat it accordingly As computers become ever more a part of everything we do, there is a tendency […]

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Why, exactly, is marijuana illegal?

Crime, Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism, Rules

I was thinking about this recently, and since the topic of legalizing marijuana is currently hot in political circles, here’s an observation… Here in Ontario, I can make alcohol for home consumption.  In fact, I can make as much as I want.  Some years ago I had the opportunity to acquire a 4700 gallon stainless […]

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