Big Picture

Sarah showed me Boston's Big Picture blog. [caption id="attachment_744" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="A man stands in the rubble, and calls out asking if anyone needs help, shortly after the collapse of the first World Trade Center Tower 11 September, 2001, in...

Full Circle

I'm hesitant to even mention what's going on politically and financially this week so instead I'll leave you with an excerpt from Franklin D. Roosevelt's first inaugural address that he gave March 4th 1933. The emphasis is mine. True they...

Moving Day

[caption id="attachment_733" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="My belongings in easy to transport containers."][/caption] Updating has been difficult lately. Mostly because I've moved! I'm now about 5 blocks further away from the hosue I grew up in. Every year I seem to go...

Windows update fails

I had a problem this week. I actually had the same problem lots of times. It was fustrating as hell. I had quite a few Windows XP instalations to do, with new employees soon to arrive at work, new laptops...

Yearly GPG Key

My GPG key for the next year can be found at his address. https://www.wizardcomputing.com/gpg/wizard-roborooter.com.asc I've had a few others for my roborooter.com address over the years, but somehow I always loose them. The private key that is. It's usually because...

PRESS DOWN FIRMLY, YOU ARE MAKING 4 COPIES

Rummaging though some old files I had left at my Godfather's house (a former residence) I found what was left of my Father's educational folders from my childhood. Why I have these files is beyond me, they seem like something...

The MTA doesn't take my house keys

As I was walking towards the turnstiles I dug into my pocket for my authentication. Its the wrong way to think about metrocards but I can't help it. Security, passwords, authentication, identification and privacy have all dug their ways into...

The New York Times and my brother

My brother was quoted recently in the New York Times ... again. "We used their surface and projected the truth onto it." He didn't actually say that but the sentiment is there. They also got his age wrong. A few...

Miracle Berry Tablets

[caption id="attachment_684" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Me and Miracle Berry Tablets"][/caption] Miracle fruit or berries makes sour things taste sweet. An effect that apparently is quite amazing. From the supplier's website. The active ingredient in the Miracle Berry Fruit, known as Miraclulin...

Tibeten Take Down

Even with my brothers involvement, I haven't really touted what's going on Tibet and with the controversy with this year's Olympics. Even though one my favorite bands (Radiohead) came on stage the other night with a their instruments draped with...