What I Like/Dislike About Mobile Games Apps

Figure 1: Attribution: By Wesley Fryer, via Flickr There are literally millions (maybe billions) of games available for your smart phone or tablet. Recently, I’ve been playing a few of them to pass the time, mostly in an attempt to not read the news or get sucked down a rabbit hole of social media nastiness (that’s a post for another day…). I enjoy quite a

Restoring Privacy of Personal Data: Richard Stallman’s Article in The Guardian

Figure 1: ‘Convenient digital payment systems can also protect passengers’ anonymity and privacy.’ Photograph: Debra Hurford Brown/PA I like reading The Guardian and I like articles by Richard Stallman. Imagine my surprise to see an article on The Guardian written by Richard Stallman! It actually turns out that he has written for them a few times already but it was news to me. While I

The Importance of Documenting

Figure 1: Attribution: By Lvcipriani (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons As I mentioned in my previous post (“A New URL for My Old Blog” … if you haven’t checked it out yet…go do it…I’ll wait…), I have started blogging again using emacs and org2blog after a long hiatus (the last actual post that wasn’t just a re-post of a link was two years

A New URL for My Old Blog

Figure 1: Attribution: Ian D. Keating (via CC Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Well, here we are again! You may have noticed that I’m reporting to you from a new URL (https://bradfonseca.com/) There is a mildly interesting story related to this change that I thought I would share here. I recently read an article on John Scalzi’s blog called “20 Years of Scalzi.com”. In

Google shutting down XMPP interoperability is a sad sign of the age of communication silos

Psy-Q’s Braindump Google just shut down the last piece of Google Talk, killing XMPP. This means that people using standards-based open and interoperable chat systems can no longer talk to their friends who use Google’s proprietary and closed chat system, Hangouts. For example, people who use Pidgin on any of the thousands of free and open XMPP servers in the world cannot message Google users

Nobody’s Ever Reborn

I can’t say enough nice things about this writer. I’m a big fan of his RPG work from the 90s and look forward to his new material. I’m very glad to see him active on his blog again.   It’s true. Great faiths frame it as attachments leaping from body to body. Even dust has history. Everybody talks about being made of stardust but nobody

Time to Repartition the Hard Drive? (Maybe not…)

Figure 1: Attribution: Mageia 5 Installer Documentation – Partitioning with DrakX (http://doc.mageia.org/installer/5/en/content/doPartitionDisks.html) It’s been a hairy few weeks. Looking at my WordPress folder on my laptop I see my last post was back in the middle of March! I could enumerate a nice long list for you of why I’ve been away but I’m sure you don’t care. Suffice it to say, I’ve busy at

Quick Post About Uploading Images Via Org-mode and Org2Blog

Figure 1: Attribution: By ~~helix84 (2007), Philverney (9 November 2005), David Vignoni (December 6, 2005) LGPL: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html or Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons (search for “Icon – upload photo 2.svg”) Today I’m experimenting with image uploads on org-mode and org2blog. I don’t expect to write a lot but hopefully I’ll learn a bit. 😀 I refer heavily to one of my “go-to” pages on org-mode: