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Blackberry… I told you so

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

Anyone who knows me knows that I have been apprehensive about Blackberry “security” since day 1. While I recognized the potential strengths, I was 90% confident of significant weaknesses, the primary of which was that the allegedly secure messaging system of Blackberry might be able to be read by a third party without the knowledge […]

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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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Ever wondered what the internet is really like?

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

Many of us remember a time when having a blog or a computer on the internet was a cool thing and was safe-ish.  There were hackers, but you could take some simple steps (though not enough people did, even then) and largely keep the miscreants out of your stuff. It’s a different world today.  I […]

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A blast from the past… an old anti-spam policy

Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism, Security, Technology

I was going over some ancient archives of my old web sites and found this gem.  I still believe this is how spam and spammers should be dealt with, and it’s a shame it never caught on.  This was originally published in late 1997 or early 1998. Unsolicited Commercial E-mail Policy Unsolicited commercial email (AKA […]

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