My Photo of 2015

Bradford Benn    December 31, 2015    No Comments on My Photo of 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

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 »

Desktop photoshoot behind the scenes

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

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 »

C2E2 2015 Photos

I went to my first “con” this past weekend, C2E2 in Chicago. I am still processing the photos I took, but wanted to make sure that people are able to find them. So the photos are available at http://photos.bradfordbenn.com/event/C2E2-2015. I am still in the process of editing and cleaning up the photos so if you see something that you like, perhaps… 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 »

Patrons and Recipients

As the new year begins, I have been looking through some of my patronage. I am using the term broadly, it  includes Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Patreon, Bandcamp, direct subscriptions, and lump sum payments. It is an interesting dance that occurs in the Internet commerce age. There are multiple ways to purchase things currently, it can be done as a finished good being purchased or… Read more »