Figure 1: Attribution: By Author [Fair Use], via Author Web Site I recently finished reading a very interesting book called “Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self” by Manoush Zomorodi. While some of the reviews I’ve seen are rather haughtily negative, I enjoyed this book. I already limit […]

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Today is International Bat Appreciation Day. Appreciate those flying mammals that soar by the power of jazz hands!

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Figure 1: Attribution: Clker-Free-Vector-Images [Free for commercial use], via Pixabay Please pardon the mess! I’ve opted to change the hosting of my blog to make it a little easier for me to manage. I’m in the process of transferring over my old posts while preserving the dates they were posted. This will mean you might […]

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Figure 1: Attribution: Free for commercial use, No attribution required , via Pixabay I’m not making a New Year’s resolution though it appears to be suspiciously close to the beginning of the year. I’ve decided to take my online privacy and security a little more seriously. Recently, I listened to a podcast called IRL (specifically, […]

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Figure 1: My Gopher Hole as seen on DiggieDog Attribution: By bradfonseca (Own work) Sometimes one goes down a rabbit hole investigating something and ends up somewhere they don’t expect. In this case, it’s actually a gopher hole but the end result is the same: a rapidly spinning propellor on my nerd beanie. I made […]

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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 […]

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Figure 1: ‘Convenient digital payment systems can also protect passengers’ anonymity and privacy.’ Photograph: Debra Hurford Brown/PA Blog Post Body 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 […]

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