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Supreme Court upholds prayer ban – FAQ

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

You’ve probably heard by now that the Supreme Court of Canada has upheld – unanimously – a ban on using prayer in the opening ceremony of the Saguenay municipal council meetings. Other municipalities are taking note, and today there is a flurry of town councils dropping their pre-meeting spell-casting. This is a good thing. The […]

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So your religious beliefs won’t let you serve food at a gay wedding?

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

… and in Indiana, that’s apparently OK, because religious beliefs are protected in law. Now, I don’t agree with religion, but I understand why there are legal protections for religion.  And now, there are places that allow religious beliefs to have supremacy over anti-discrimination laws. But… and it’s a big but…  How is the law […]

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Skype = the exact opposite of secure networking

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Rules, Security, Technology

I’m putting this up mostly so it gets archived and I can find it later, but since I’ve done the work, it may prove useful to other people. Situation: Skype doesn’t work on Squidette’s machines, but it does on Squid’s machines. Mission: Get Skype working everywhere in Squidnet. Execution: A detailed and lengthy examination of […]

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An astute observer may notice something new

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Rules, Security, Technology

I installed certificates and moved the site to HTTPS.  If you set up any links in the last couple of weeks, they’ll still work, but they will redirect to HTTPS.  That should be seamless. Some browsers get a bit bitchy about pages not being fully encrypted due to my linking from other sites. This does […]

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