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Last Build Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:56:42 GMT

 



Let's Encrypt Everything

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:03:31 GMT

I'll admit I was late to the HTTPS party.

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But post Snowden, and particularly after the result of the last election here in the US, it's clear that everything on the web should be encrypted by default.

Why?

  1. You have an unalienable right to privacy, both in the real world




Your Digital Pinball Machine

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:01:47 GMT

I've had something of an obsession with digital pinball for years now. That recently culminated in me buying a Virtuapin Mini.

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OK, yes, it's an extravagance. There's no question. But in my defense, it is a minor extravagance relative to a real pinball machine.

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The mini is much smaller than




Can Software Make You Less Racist?

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:52:37 GMT

I don't think we computer geeks appreciate how profoundly the rise of the smartphone, and Facebook, has changed the Internet audience. It's something that really only happened in the last five years, as smartphones and data plans dropped radically in price and became accessible – and addictive – to huge




The 2016 HTPC Build

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 06:42:33 GMT

I've loved many computers in my life, but the HTPC has always had a special place in my heart. It's the only always-on workhorse computer in our house, it is utterly silent, totally reliable, sips power, and it's at the center of our home entertainment, networking, storage, and gaming. This