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Happy Birthday to the WWW

The WWW turns 25. Thank you TimBL. It was created on this:


This was outside an ice rink in Jersey City, NJ. I was there watching my 14 year old son play a high school hockey game. I have two teenage children that have never used a payphone which seems strange because I used them regularly as a kid.


My BitTorrent Sync Folder

You may not know what BitTorrnet is and if not, you won’t know what BitTorrent Sync is either. You can learn about if you like by going to their sites linked here.

I use BitTorrent often for certain things like downloading a Linux distribution ISO image or getting pod-casts I listen to or the latest MotoGP and other motorcycle races. I also use BitTorrent Sync to keep some of my folders synced across multiple computers (it works a bit like Dropbox).

One of the folders I keep synced is the folder where I keep all the latest torrents I’ve downloaded. If you are similarly interested, you can sync yourself up to that folder of mine by adding the following secret to your BitTorrent Sync client. Or you can scan the QR Code with your mobile device for use with the mobile client. Be aware there are many GB wort of files in there at any time and that may not be mobile friendly in your case.




I use GNU software and other GPL licensed software every day. My business depends on it. They are celebrating a birthday this weekend.

No Agenda Show

If you have never listened to this before I recommend that you do. If you have and you like it, you can help “propagate the formula” with the CD campaign by going here.

I’ve not made any CD’s but I have added all the CD contents to my FTP server which you can get to directly at the following links:

January Compilations  ♦  NA Pipelines  ♦  Red Pill Media Assassination  ♦  Syria or Bust  ♦  You Had Me at Conspiracy is no more…

I just learned of this. I’m sad to see it go. It was a fun site that I did business with a number of times over the years.


Small Talk

From XKCD.


You can learn about it here and here.

My address is: BM-2D7xmy5iPQdPb8fEqcksE8LkRLQDyFnwVZ

The Internet Archive, cont.

This is fascinating.

Internet Archive from Deepspeed media on Vimeo.

Who has your back? Digitally speaking…

If you care about this sort of thing then you know the answer. This is an interesting report nonetheless.

Original EFF article.


There are many ways to safeguard the privacy of individuals from government overreach. EFF has long engaged in impact litigation, educational initiatives, innovative technology projects, and policy advocacy both domestically and internationally to ensure that governments are held to high standards when it comes to accessing sensitive information about us. The foundation of these standards — which ensure our communications and private affairs are not subject to arbitrary government access — are the Fourth Amendment, decades of privacy law, and many years of case law. But in today’s increasingly digital world, online service providers serve as the guardians of our most intimate data — from email content to location information to our social and family connections. The policies adopted by these corporations will have deep and lasting ramifications on whether individual Internet users can communicate free from the shadow of government surveillance.

Readers of this year’s annual privacy and transparency report should be heartened, as we are, by the improvements major online service providers made over the last year. While there remains room for improvement in areas such as the policies of location service providers and cellphone providers like AT&T and Verizon, certain practices — like publishing law enforcement guidelines and regular transparency reports — are becoming standard industry practice for Internet companies. And we are seeing a growing, powerful movement that comprises civil liberties groups as well as major online service providers to clarify outdated privacy laws so that there is no question government agents need a court-ordered warrant before accessing sensitive location data, email content, and documents stored in the cloud.