A new direction

As my friend Rico said to me, the only way to get out from underneath writer’s block is to write. So I am going to do that. I am going to take this blog into a very different direction. While I will continue to do a lot of writing on technology matters since that is […]

Backup your data, please

I just had a friend lose 200 GB of data and come running to me asking for help. Unfortunately, the usual tricks didn’t work (Windows won’t even mount the drive). Please please please backup your data. Buy an external hard drive and have it backup daily (or at least once a week). I have my […]

MSNBC promoting Firefox?

I have noticed several times the past few days on MSNBC a weird sight to say the least: Several screenshots of web sites that MSNBC was using in various stories. Every screenshot that showed a full web browser had very familar icons…ones that belong to Mozilla Firefox. MSNBC is partially owned by Microsoft, owners of […]

Building a Better Voting Machine

Wired.com has a very interesting article titled Building a Better Voting Machine. The article discusses what can be done to create the simplest, most secure, and most accurate voting machine out there. The idea is to minimize the possible ways a voting machine could be compromised, provide an audit trail the voter can verify, and […]

Some changes

I have been on a blogging binge the past few days (well by my standards anyways). To celebrate, as some of you noticed, I changed my blog theme a few days ago. This is the first theme that I am truly happy with. It actually has fit what I have imagined my blog looking like. […]