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Internet and Computer Security For Home Users During Lockdown (well, any time really) – Part 1

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

Most of the world is currently locked down, stuck at home to a greater or lesser degree, and spending a LOT more time on the internet. If you’re an introvert (like me), this isn’t a huge change over normal, but if you’re more socially inclined, this may be the first time you’ve really had to […]

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Happy New Year

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen

You will be able to view this post next year with perfect hindsight… Happy 2020!

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VPN – What does it really do?

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology

If you’re like a lot of people, you’ve probably noticed that Netflix in Canada is kind of sucky relative to Netflix in the USA.  Or perhaps you’ve hit a video link on some web site only to be told that the content is not available in your country.  Geography-based content rules are *REALLY* annoying… doubly […]

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The Risks of Pokémon Go!

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Games and gaming, Outdoors, Security, Technology

The Pokémon Go game has hit civilization with a tsunami of success.  Children and adults, pasty and weak from lack of exposure to the sun are now out and about, chasing pocket monsters on their smartphones.  Humans, skittish as they are, are raising flags that the platform might be used for nefarious purposes. I have […]

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