Blog

My ten most recent blog posts:

  • No, you can’t look in my computer… (6/27/2016) - Some of you may already be aware that the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is one of the groups I support. Privacy, security, and freedom for the individual is one of my touchstones. I have written about these topics previously, both here and at AVNation.tv. (Yes, there will be overlap between this post and the one over there. My opinion hasn’t... Read more »
  • Change is constant, except from vending machines (6/23/2016) - So my astute reader will notice that I have changed things around here some what. I was slightly hacked. I say slightly in that the hack was that malicious php code was inserted and if you went to certain pages on my blog, their content was served. So I have done some clean up along the way. I have the... Read more »
  • Video – Taking the Train (1/28/2016) - I recently picked up a Polaroid Cube+ video/still camera. It was an end of the year sale, so I figured what the heck might as well check it out. So far my better videos have been transit items. So without any further ado, here is the video I took of riding the train from Terminal 2 to Remote Parking at... Read more »
  • David Bowie (1/11/2016) - There are many things on my mind about David Bowie’s passing yesterday. I am struck by the loss and the suddenness of it. Mr. Bowie knew it was coming and wanted to be private about it. Perhaps that is what makes, I should write made, him so special. One of my favorite songs is “Heroes”. Whenever a dear friend of... Read more »
  • My Photo of 2015 (12/31/2015) - I was not planning on doing a selection of the “Best of…” as I find them odd. However after a tweet from Marian Call simply asking, “Have read all of Twitter. Tell me one good thing about your 2015?” My first answer was a little flippant of saying meeting Marian. Yes, that is still a highlight.  After I thought it... Read more »
  • Steam Security Softness (12/27/2015) - As my faithful reader reader knows, I have opinions about security and privacy. One of the things that has been a challenge is when providers and software do not take security as seriously. A prime offender is Steam currently. This opinion was formed before the December 25, 2015 problems with displaying information improperly. My opinion started last year in December... Read more »
  • Travel Tip #5 of unknown amount (12/8/2015) - When traveling, I highly recommend bringing along a power strip or a power cube. Yes, we all travel with lots of electronics so this device comes in handy but there are other reasons as well. I use a Monster Outlets To Go Power Strip and its companion option with a USB port in it. The reason I like this device... Read more »
  • Desktop photoshoot behind the scenes (11/29/2015) - My favorite culinary scientist, Alton Brown, has a rule for the kitchen that there should only be one unitasker; a fire extinguisher. Makes a lot of sense. I have been trying to apply that idea as I acquire things. I am trying to find a way to use one tool to do multiple things. Then again that rule goes completely... Read more »
  • Content Conveyor (11/29/2015) - It has been a while since I actually added content to the website, so I figured it is time. Actually it is way past time. My current status is to be pitched into a writing frenzy powered by caffeine, booze, and insomnia. Ah the trifecta! Once again allow me to remind everyone, I write this blog, and all of my... Read more »
  • Commissioning Art (7/27/2015) - I have started purchasing more and more custom art. The artists vary from graphic novel artists to colorists to cartoon animators to musicians. As my friend Bill knows,when asked what I want for the piece I say “Artist’s choice.” I have said it to him so many times to him I think he is getting sick of it. The question... Read more »