My friend Geof Morris has posted/tweeted/linked/etc. several things lately that have really made me think. He keeps writing about things that center around personal privacy, our public personas, and what we choose to present to others about ourselves (and how).
I’ve been compelled to think about it a lot, partly because I find it interesting the ways in which I don’t quite agree with his opinions, and then the ways in which I do. Today’s grist for the mill came from the latest method that Facebook is using to manipulate their users’ information to Facebook’s own benefit… in ways which aren’t necessarily compatible with a user’s desire to keep control of that information.
Continue reading My Attempts at Compartmentalization Have Succeeded
edited August 8, 2012: In the interest of preserving the content of this post “for posterity”, I replaced what was originally a link with the relevant text found at that link. My commentary remains unchanged. –Jeff
I am so incredibly sick of religious extremist assholes using the pain and challenges of others to score points in the media with their extremist base. Check out this latest gem from Virginia State Delegate Bob Marshall:
Continue reading Punishments of Bob Marshall’s god
I’m going to try to get around to writing more later, but for now Amy has posted a series of pictures which gives a glimpse of what I do at DragonCon.
As you read these posts, keep in mind that each of these amendments required either unanimous vote of the state legislature or a majority in a state-wide popular vote.
Continue reading Ridiculous Amendments: #351, #361, #393
added July 4, 2014: I noticed that this never got published. I’m not sure why not, but my first guess is that I was still working on it a bit at a time. Well, even without the wreck, I wouldn’t be able to remember the emotional details that I was shooting for. So, I’m just going to come up with an approximate date and go ahead and publish it. –Jeff
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I’ve been trying to figure out how to write about my recent awesome vacation to San Francisco. I realized that if I concentrated on what I did, it would sound like an elementary school report. Instead, I’m going to give a shot at talking about how I felt about some of the things I did and saw. If nothing else, it will be more original.
Continue reading San Francisco Vacation Musings
Just over 2 years ago, I posted here about an old friend I had gotten back in touch with after many years. This last week while I was on vacation Amy helped me get a picture that’s about 18 years in the making:
The long chat outside the Ferry Building was so worth the sunburn.
I really want to be writing about my recent trip to San Francisco, but that requires more brain cycles and time than I have available right now. In the meantime, here’s the first post in what I hope to make a series here.
Continue reading Ridiculous Amendments: #482
This post is a rant about what I think is a pretty decent idea gone pretty badly wrong. The idea is something called “Wi-Fi Protected Setup.”
Continue reading Wi-Fi Protected Setup… A Good Idea Badly Implemented?
A friend tagged me with this one on Facebook. I know I’ve done ones similar to this before, but it’s been a long time. We’ll see what this scares out of the woodwork.
Continue reading Facebook Memory Meme
I’ve been trying to figure out a good way to post about this for a long time, and I finally found it tonight.
I’ve found the home of the weasels.
Continue reading The Home of the Weasels