Technobabble

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AT&T may be the most irritating company ever. They think our account is past due because we’re not paying the setup fee we were told didn’t exist…and guys kept showing up at the door even though we had said we would self-install & they wouldn’t be allowed to touch our devices/network anyway…they’ve apologized & said

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Well, maybe. Thing is, I like fooling around with Twitter. Once upon a time I had about 47K “followers” (mostly other writers), and it was fun to play with them online. But I eventually decided I was spending far too much time on that game. I tried to justify it as a business-related thing (you

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Well, okay, also what if it’s not? But also, what if it’s more complicated than that, and we end up with a continuum between scam and non-scam? What if, because of the way humans work, it’s nearly impossible to tell? What do we do about that? Do we even have a meaningful choice here? Maybe.

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Wow. I didn’t really want to post anything else related to online security so soon after getting into it the other day, but…sheesh. I looked into the services a couple of VPN providers actually–you know–provide. TLDR: Many VPN providers do not actually offer what I would call strong encryption. At all. Though this doesn’t mean

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So here I am, innocently writing a novel. Well, two novels plus a minor rewrite of a third. An issue arises: in addition to various supernatural shenanigans, this trilogy (at least?) also deals with government-agency shenanigans and issues relating to online privacy. This means…research. Figured I’d share some stuff with you guys. Note: I could

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So here we are. If only I knew where that was. Or do I mean where that were? And even if I do (did?), you might reasonably ask why I bother. Oh, this post isn’t about a new release.  If you were wondering. Instead… WARNING: This is a nuts-and-bolts kind of post, or it would