A humble nerd’s perspective on the 2016 election

I’m guessing that I’m not the only one that’s spent a lot of time today thinking about how we got to where we are today.  Let’s just say it’s going to be hard for me to write this post without prolific use of profanity.  You’ve been warned. Despite the pile of burning feces that has been the 2016 election, I love my country. …

Privacy vs. Safety – OR – To decrypt or not to decrypt

Fair warning, this will most likely be a controversial post.  While I’m generally in favor of a citizen’s right to privacy, and I support companies that actually go to bat for our civil liberties, I’ve gotta side with law enforcement on this one–well, sorta.  Let me be absolutely clear, this isn’t a question of where my political loyalties lie, but …

Fear and Uncertainty (a poem that seems appropriate)

This is a poem that I’ve been writing off and on for a few weeks. I know it’s not the usual shtick for my blog, and it’s not likely to win any awards (I’m no great poet). However, given recent events, I’ve decided to post it anyway. Hopefully it’ll give you some food for thought. So, without further ado, I give you …

We’ll miss you, Terry Pratchett

  As most of you have probably heard, Sir Terry Pratchett (an author whose works I dearly loved) passed away yesterday, March 12th, 2015.  He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2007, and managed to fight it, while continuing to write best sellers.  He called it his “embuggeration.” I greatly admired Sir Terry Pratchett (yes, he was knighted) not just …