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New wishlist book

I saw this today and put it on my wishlist.

P.S. My birthday is coming up.

Rights

The following quote from this article applies to so many things, but particularly I think every day about how it applies to our privacy. Every time we send an email or visit a web site we do so in plain sight. We are sitting in our homes or offices inside the comforts which that provides but such a sense of security is misapplied if you expect the things you do online enjoy the same. I wonder how many people are aware of the absolute insecurity and lack of privacy inherent in their online activities. Many will say “I have nothing to hide”. Perhaps, but this is an abdication of your right to an expectation of privacy. If you dont use it, it will be taken away from you. So, as a technology user and admirer and being concerned about the exersise of our rights, please look into what is available to you to practice onlne privacy. You can start by reading up on the topic (I’ll post some links below) and then doing something about it. My primary recommendation would be some sort of email encryption, and making sure you have secure (SSLor TLS) type connections to your email service provider.

Relevant links:
Schneier article.
Privacy Tools.
CDT Guide.
Wikipedia article.
EFF (see #12).

“It astonishes me to find… [that so many] of our countrymen… should be contented to live under a system which leaves to their governors the power of taking from them the trial by jury in civil cases, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of commerce, the habeas corpus laws, and of yoking them with a standing army. This is a degeneracy in the principles of liberty… which I [would not have expected for at least] four centuries.”–Thomas Jefferson, 1788

And if you are so inclined, my GnuPG key data.
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4A47 A3D5 C4D9 7262 3515 2722 04C4 5A7D A7BC 8236

Interesting state of affairs…

From this article:

“It took Michael from 2003 to 2008 to go from 1:46 to 1:42.9 and this guy’s done it in 11 months. That’s an amazing training program. I would love to know how that works.”

So…. dont smoke weed = go faster faster?

Hmmmm.

Quote for today…

“Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

These got my attention today:

Wicked cool computer room. I want my own underground bunker.

and

You poor MSFT and IE users, when will you learn!?

And finally, this is funny if your a Debian fan:
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Comic relief.

This cracked me up today.
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