I received an email from Stephen Michael Kellat, a regular reader/commenter, who has been working as a civil servant and who wants to restart his career in the private sector. He’s seeking help raising the funds to set up an office and for equipment. You can read about it here. That post contains a link to his crowd funding account at IndieGoGo. I clicked on that link and made a donation.
I’m playing around with Freeze Peach (freezepeach.xyz). It’s an open source Twitter-like social media platform. You can find me there as @wjjhoge.
Cars crash enough without adding more software problems. Do we really need to expand the meaning of the phrase Blue Screen of Death?
UPDATE—Will cars need to have these installed?
Here’s why I have no interest in an Internet-connected refrigerator, washing machine, or thermostat for my house.
But as home computing migrates away from the laptop, the tablet and the smartphone, experts warn that the security features on the coming wave of automobiles, dishwashers and alarm systems lag far behind.
Read the whole thing and consider what it would be like if the SJWs had access to such a distributed system to monitor your microaggressions.
Erich Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Google, wants us to have “hate-speech spell-checkers” for out Internet connections.
Ummm, considering how well autocorrupt works in Google Docs, no thanks.
I was going to do a post about the increasingly weak web presence of the various Kimberlin-related websites, but all day yesterday, I kept getting this when I tried to check on breitbartunmasked dot com—I got this when I tried to view jtmp dot org—A bit of snooping turned up the fact that the server was either down or disconnected. The connection was good into the server farm, but failed at the IP address of the hardware that hosts the websites.
Did anyone else notice?
I didn’t think so.
The IT drones at the Massachusetts National Guard loaded a bunch of filtering software on to the computers of the 1/20th Special Forces which prevented them from being able to access certain websites.
This site is prohibited. Reason: weapons/violence.
The software was part of a effort by the Massachusetts Adjutant General to end workplace violence.
Honey, we are a special forces company. We are all about workplace violence!
The software stayed, but the Green Berets were able to accomplish their work using personal computers and a cellular Internet connection.
Read the whole thing. Scroll down to Number V.