The Wild Wild West of Online Privacy

So there is a lot in the news right now about our devices eavesdropping into our private conversations. This problem snapped into vivid focus the other day, when I got a Facebook advertisement about a very detailed specific medical procedure. And it just so happens that in just over a week, I'm going in for … Continue reading The Wild Wild West of Online Privacy

Three Hundred Sixty-Five Days Later…

November, 2018: Introspection So I've been doing quite a bit of introspection and research on the topic of abuse, and the ripple effect on the pool into which the stone of abuse has been cast. If I'm honest with myself, I've been doing research into this topic all of my life, since my earliest experiences … Continue reading Three Hundred Sixty-Five Days Later…

The Great Divorce (with apologies to CS Lewis)

"Apart from the addictive nature of our new digital way of connecting, it does not seem to satisfy our deep-seated need for true human contact. Instead what it seems to have spawned is the illusion of social connection via a medium that has our dopamine receptors on perpetual high alert as we anticipate, like Pavlovian … Continue reading The Great Divorce (with apologies to CS Lewis)

Spirit Hacking: The Power of the 8th Layer (Part Two)

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I have to confess, this blog has been difficult to write. In the many weeks of writing this blog, there has been a continual struggle between two extremes - one side of me messily bleeding all over the place, the other side of me keeping it sterile and clinical, as if you were reading a … Continue reading Spirit Hacking: The Power of the 8th Layer (Part Two)

The Power of the 8th Layer (Part One)

It's been quite a while since I've blogged here, I do hope you will forgive me. It has been one doozy of a year. Today's blog series will be a little more personal than normal. It will also possibly be much more useful to you than a technical discourse on blockchain or routers or Internet … Continue reading The Power of the 8th Layer (Part One)

“Russia Hacked my Toaster!” and other tales of IOT intrigue

The Sleep Cycle alarm went off precisely at seven. From that point forward, Thursday was a day like any other - until the toaster attacked. The flames greedily licked the underside of the cabinet, as tendrils of smoke curled this way and that. Flaming toast of death! Russia hacked my toaster. It was payback for … Continue reading “Russia Hacked my Toaster!” and other tales of IOT intrigue

Bitcoin: Beyond the Basics

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Today I'm going a little deeper into the wading pool that is Bitcoin. Overview / Recap As I discussed in our last episode, Bitcoin is a decentralized Cryptocurrency that is relatively anonymous. Technically speaking, it's pseudonomous, meaning it records all transactions based on your online Bitcoin ID. Believe it or not, my real name is … Continue reading Bitcoin: Beyond the Basics