The Liberals are rolling out their fall campaign. Every week they roll out a new initiative, looking for the slogan which will hook the voters, and keep them in power.
It is not, in practice, unusual to find multiple connections between two families. Boy meets girl, and their siblings also meet.
Well, I just reminded myself to research what might be such a loop, the Gruwell-Elliott loop. Continue reading “Possible connections”
Way back in 1987 someone was graduating from college, and quite a few friends and family managed to make it down for the ceremony.
So I am more than three months into this no-coffee lifestyle. I am beginning to get the hang of it. Eight ounces of tea leaves (what the heck is up with selling leaves by the ounce, anyway? 225 g) will keep me caffeinated for a month. The small tea pot makes just enough to fill the large latté cup with room for a splash of cream. 3-4 of those a day keep me going.
The surveillance economy cuts you up and sells you in pieces to anyone able to pony up enough cash. The Koch brothers have bought dossiers on nearly every legal voter in the USA, which they use to manipulate elections in the country. The data which drives i360, Data Trust, and Cambridge Analytica is as likely or more likely collected – not only on Facebook, Youtube, or other social media platform – but on your personal devices.
But you can spy on the spies. Continue reading “Life tools: Exodus”
One of the more interesting things to come across my radar recently is [matrix].
Matrix is an open standard/protocol for real time communications, intending to allow different service providers to pass communications back and forth with end users being unaware. Even just as a concept that is pretty breathtaking. Continue reading “New technology! does not solve old problem.”
A long, long time ago, 2017, I wrote an article for the family tree which has been popular ever since. Here it is on the family blog (with a couple minor edits) instead. Continue reading “You Are Related to Everybody: Or, how I stopped worrying about numbers and started worrying about accuracy.”