Author Archives: bradfonseca

A Bit of Maintenance…

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 […]

Rate this:

Better Online Security (Not a New Year’s Resolution)

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, […]

Rate this:

Gopher – The Other Web

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 […]

Rate this:

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 […]

Rate this:

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 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 […]

Rate this:

We’ve Moved!

I’ve finally taken the plunge and moved my blog over to my own domain: bradfonseca.com. It’s got a slightly different layout but the content is the same. With the move I’ve started to write some more and plan to write more frequently. You might want to start with my first post on the new site, […]

Rate this:

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 […]

Rate this:

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 […]

Rate this:

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

Too many walled gardens and not enough choice as to who can access your data.

Rate this:

Why Government Is Not A Business

There’s more than enough information on the Internet right now about the havoc being inflicted on the United States by President Donald Trump and his associates. However, there are two perspectives… Source: Why Government Is Not A Business

Rate this: