https versus http

Padlocks on a fence

There is a lot of talk about https versus http, especially in the post-Snowden world. This article from Dave Winer came across my feed. In the article, Dave writes: I want to make it easier and easier for people to run their own web servers. Google is doing what the programming priesthood always does, building the barrier to entry higher, making things more complicated, giving themselves an exclusive. This means only super nerds will be able to put up sites. And

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Trump

Man. What an absolutely shitty couple of weeks it’s been. Donald Trump winning the election was nothing short of a punch in the gut. I’ve been able to sum up some of my emotions about the election in the following gifs. Trump is going to be an absolute train wreck for this country. White supremacists and the KKK are applauding this victory and even planning parades. He’s even appointing racists and white nationalists to top positions in his White House and cabinet. The biggest

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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Interacting With Your Computer

If you’ve ever watched a sci-fi show or movie you’ve probably seen a scene where a person has interacted verbally with a computer, and the computer spoke back to the person like a conversation between two people. This is artificial intelligence, or AI. The computer can even be a character, like J.A.R.V.I.S. in the Iron Man and Avengers movies. How cool would it be to have something like J.A.R.V.I.S.? Iron Man’s heads-up display (HUD) is totally bad-ass, too, and what

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Support Net Neutrality

Support Net Neutrality

If you follow me on Twitter you’ve probably seen me tweet about Net Neutrality a lot over the past few weeks. I even wrote a blog about it for LyntonWeb. What is net neutrality? Net neutrality is the idea or belief that all Internet service providers (ISPs) and governments should treat all internet data and traffic equally, and not discriminate against specific users, content, platforms, etc. For example, this means that Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, and other ISPs can’t throttle, or

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I Got Hacked!

At 10:21 Friday morning I got an email from an awesome WordPress plugin called Wordfence alerting me that my site had a core file changed (index.php which is the main page of the site). I did not change that file, so I immediately went to the site and saw that I had been hacked. Then I started going through the list of sites I have and host. All 24 websites were hit. The screen grab above is what all of the

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A Year Without Facebook

Around this time last year I gave up on Facebook. I deleted the majority of the information on my account and stopped using it. This past January I deleted it for good. Facebook gone from my life forever. I was reluctant in signing up for Facebook, and avoided it for years, even after endless prodding from Ali and others. I simply did not want an account because I didn’t trust Facebook, nor did I see the need for it in

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Goodbye, Facebook. I Hate You.


Facebook. If you know me at all, you know that I loathe Facebook. I had an account in 2005 or 2006 when some people I went to college with told me that I just HAD to sign up, that it was so fun and addicting. I ended up deleting that account later that day (but, a Facebook account is never deleted, I was actually able to sign into it again just last month). I resisted signing up for another account

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