Category Archives: Technology

FCC Declares DDoS, I declare Shenanigans

On Sunday, May 7, 2017 John Oliver told his audience about Net Neutrality. During his 20 minute segment he indicated that gofccyourself.com will redirect people to the FCC page to leave comments. You can viewthe video clip, approximately 20 minutes long and definitely R rated and NSFW, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92vuuZt7wak

Help Secure Everyone’s Email by Encrypting

I do solemnly swear to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States to ensure that we can all communicate freely and privately

Previously I wrote about the protection I am adding to my mail by using PGP or GPG. You can find the article by clicking here. My involvement with the EFF and AVNation have also included comments about privacy: AVNation Privacy & EFF Mail Links. Something I realized while thinking about this subject is that if one sends very few encrypted… Read more »

Bradford Benn, CTS or: How I learned to stop debating and take the CTS Exam

Bradford Benn's CTS Certification from InfoComm

With apologies to Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Let me put in the disclaimer first, this blog post as well as everything on this site are my opinions and do not reflect the opinions of my employer or anyone else. One of the interesting things that has been occurring recently has been people around me… Read more »

No, you can’t look in my computer…

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

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 »

Steam Security Softness

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 »

Content Conveyor

Bradford Benn    November 29, 2015    No Comments on Content Conveyor

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 »

Creative Commons Share and Share Alike for my domain

As I was taking pictures this weekend I thought about how I want people to be able to use my content and thoughts. Part of this was sparked also by my recent appearance on AVNation’s AVWeek Podcast Episode 189: I Know Who To Call. Tim brought up some topics that I have both experience with and opinions about, so I… Read more »

New Workspace

Over the past few weeks I have been more mindful of my health and the amount of time I spend just sitting. I could be sitting in front of a computer, in front of the video display providing entertainment, sitting in the car … etc. Yes, it is no longer a television, most don’t have tuners and are just displaying… Read more »

Troubleshooting Skills are always helpful

So got a new iPhone on Monday as I had worn out my last phone, the buttons actually stopped physically working and well it was crashing hourly. I was not able to get the model I truly wanted in terms of color, but a non-functioning phone kind of pressed the issue. I tried to configure the new phone and left the… Read more »