When I was younger, I believed that an allergic reaction to, say, poison ivy, meant that poison ivy was terribly damaging to my body. It wasn’t until much later that I learned that the poison ivy, while certainly not good for me, wasn’t really the problem. The problem was that my body was overreacting to […]

Real Life as a Role Playing Game

Before reading any further, I urge you to read Tricia Sullivan’s guest post on Charlie Stross’ site. It’s a meaty, thoughtful piece chock full o’ ideas that make you think. I’m looking forward to her next three posts on antipope and I’ve already added her to my RSS feed. Seriously, go read it. I’ll wait. […]

Protonmail update

(As a mea culpa for the spelling errors in the subject line of a couple of recent posts, I’m going to skip politics today and try to be helpful.) I’ve been using Protonmail for last six weeks  (my initial post can be found here) and figured now would be a good time to share my […]

Galt’s Gulch Revisited

They seem to be having troubles with their web site. I’ve been getting this for the last week when I try to bring it up: I’m going to assume that all of those rugged individualists are frantically working to get the site back up. That has to be the reason why they haven’t yet responded […]

“leaks” vs. “theft”

Short and sweet today: When celebrities have their personal property and/or information posted online, that’s a “theft”, not a “leak.” A leak suggests that someone with legitimate access to the information, or someone in the employ of the person or persons with access, has released the information to the public. Theft is when someone breaks […]

Compare and Contrast

Today, I present you with not one, but two points of view on the same subject: Sea turtle conservation! One of my favorite charities, Sea Turtle, Inc., linked a column by Dan Smith concerning the efforts to preserve sea turtle nests by banning cars on the beach in Volusia County, Florida. Dan is unconvinced that […]