JFK...

Submitted by theman on Sun, 08/06/2017 - 17:50

One of my old friends references him on all style points.

Another good PragerU PSA…

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Songs...

Submitted by theman on Sat, 08/05/2017 - 23:44

When I saw this I thought "yes, this is how we all rock out..."

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Aging...

Submitted by theman on Sun, 07/30/2017 - 18:47

As I age so does the content of my spam. Just today I found out that I can simultaneously search for singles and assisted living facilities near me. One stop shopping at its finest…

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Myths...

Submitted by theman on Wed, 07/26/2017 - 02:00

While Linda recuperates I'm going through my mail, especially noting things I'd previously marked to share. Many lately have come from PragerU, focused on dispelling many misperceptions and outright lies. Here's another PSA…
 

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Healthcare...

Submitted by theman on Tue, 07/18/2017 - 00:28

In case this simple bit of logic eludes any of my visitors the good folks at Prager University have an explanation…

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How the kg is being redefined, explained completely...

Submitted by theman on Thu, 07/13/2017 - 01:21

This is the best, most complete explanation I've seen yet. I hope that you enjoy it as much as do…

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Worldview...

Submitted by theman on Wed, 07/05/2017 - 01:17

Today is our Independence Day, that special time when America celebrates its birth and reminds itsetf of how  — and why —   we came to be. Given our recent political and social discord I find the perspective of this young Swede author in the National Review refreshing. I hope you too enjoy…

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Music...

Submitted by theman on Sat, 06/17/2017 - 23:37

Sitting here listening to some house music and thinking (again) that I should publish some of mine. If I did it would probably not be me, but rather some contrived identity; this itself has always been a rabbit hole. The Personna finally occurred to me: OWG  (which stand for “Old White Guy”, but is also a play on OMG, or Oh My God…).

Visualizing logos and what not now...

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Passwords...

Submitted by theman on Sun, 05/28/2017 - 12:44

There has been a trend away from passwords and onto other 'simpler' identity management systems. I quote the simpler because for those of us who do not want to intertwine every aspect of our lives it is anything but.

I realize there are many people for whom the convenience of letting Facebook or another social media platform be the cornerstone of their digital life is a blessing. I know that I am in the minority when I describe using a good password management tool like LastPass to generate unique, secure passwords for every site. People give me quizzical looks and wonder "why would you want to do that?" Unfortunately, I have real-world examples of the losses that can be inflicted when security is not taken seriously.

My point here is that developers shouldn't shortchange their users' security: while you can offer 3rd party API access convenience, don't eliminate other traditional forms of security, preferably with user-controlled TFA and encryption. If it is done by design on the front-end it's easily managed and will prevent the types of news-worthy breaches caused by bolting-on a poor solution late in the game.

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RIP...

Submitted by theman on Sat, 05/27/2017 - 20:54

While 2017 has been a year full of musical departures, none was so sad to me as the news of Gregg Allman losing his long, tough battle. You will be missed…

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