Five years ago Albertans threw out the Conservative government which had proven to be corrupt, privileged, and unethical. This week they elected a Conservative government which is proven – before being elected – to be corrupt, privileged, and unethical. Continue reading “Alberta’s choices”
Some years ago, I do not remember exactly when or why, but I bought a #travel #tea infuser. Continue reading “Life tools: travel tea strainer”
So I gave up. Using a secure OS is simply not usable for someone who does not have the time or interest to become a secure OS geek. Continue reading “…meanwhile, three months later…”
…or why do we always complexify things beyond usefulness?
My building mailbox uses multi-factor authentication for me to collect my mail. What, you did not know this? Continue reading “Non-digital MFA”
I finally got around to examining the arguments around Australia’s recently passed “Access and Assistance” law. You must stop doing anything with anyone in Australia.
Anyone doing any form of business with Australia must now cooperate in breaking any form of privacy if the police ask them to do so, with no initial recourse. Continue reading “Australia warning”
Elizabeth really and truly did win an award for doing something outrageously intellectual/academic. It is titled the “2019 Robert H. DuRant Award for Statistical Rigor and Innovation in Adolescent Health Research”, which is enough to make one run and hide.
In 1999, when my latest vehicle was built, the best technology for headlamps was Halogen, but a few extremists were experimenting with HID[WP]-type lamps. Continue reading “Project: Truck lighting upgrade”
A given geo location may have an infinite number of names over time and in differing contexts, e.g. Istanbul vs Constantinople. Continue reading “Genealogy: Places vs locations”
Some cream whipped with powdered sugar and a few drops of vanilla, drop biscuits fresh from the oven, a handful of ripe raspberries. Not sophisticated, but delightful. Probably an hour of time invested, but most of that was waiting for the oven to get hot.