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It’s the new year! Are you ready?

Crime, Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Technology

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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