Category: Technology

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Quick Update – Oct 26, 2016

Quick Update – Oct 26, 2016

Hello, I thought I'd post a quick informal note - the blog hasn't been forgotten nor abandoned.  It was my husband's 40th birthday this month, and ...
Why Can’t We Just Vote On-Line in the USA?

Why Can’t We Just Vote On-Line in the USA?

Based on the anecdotal evidence of listening to some of my friends talking - I believe there is a temptation by the average person today to just want ...
Frequent Password Changes Could be the Enemy of Actual Security

Frequent Password Changes Could be the Enemy of Actual Security

I am sick nearly unto death with the endless need for more and better passwords. And how websites always have some nonsensical scheme I have to abide ...
Hope for Holding Off Dementia

Hope for Holding Off Dementia

I know that after my grandfather died from Alzheimer's disease - and the frightening and terrible loss of self that I saw accompanying it - I've been ...
How Facial Recognition Works

How Facial Recognition Works

Have you ever wondered how Facebook recognizes your friends in pictures you upload and tries to get you to tag them?  What is the technology that driv ...
Wiretap Scare Stories and Other Tall Tales…

Wiretap Scare Stories and Other Tall Tales…

OMG the terrorists will win if we don't scare the world away from encryption! OMGOMGOMG!!! So, with all the issues and fear mongering about all the ...
Modular Phones are FINALLY coming

Modular Phones are FINALLY coming

It's been a long path to a phone system that has truly interchangeable parts.  There is another modular phone in the market, but it doesn't have the b ...
DoJ Purposely Frustrating FOIA Requests

DoJ Purposely Frustrating FOIA Requests

According to the suit as reported by The Guardian, it appears the FBI in specific is not only purposely 'filling' Freedom of Information requests with ...
Congressional Coalition Formed to Fight Rising Government Surveillance

Congressional Coalition Formed to Fight Rising Government Surveillance

The USA Today has reported that a group of congressmen from both sides of the aisle have joined to form the Fourth Amendment Caucus. This group is com ...
Facebook: Conservative vs Liberal News Feeds

Facebook: Conservative vs Liberal News Feeds

The Wallstreet Journal has released a very interesting tool leveraging the API's that Facebook has made available.  In short they pull every hour the ...
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