I wore a balaclava today more in anticipation of cold than the feeling itself.
The run up to the ledge was fairly typical but coming down was slower due to my not wearing glasses.
When I lost concentration on the lower part if the trail, I also lost my footing. Note to self: bring glasses for the descent.
One should expect spies to be untrustworthy.
Technical standards are often corrupted or manipulated by companies in the hope of competitive advantage (see patent FUD or other changes made to get features from some old/existing product grandfathered into a specification)
Various security technologies get weakened almost every day.
No specific security compromises have been so far revealed. Just innuendo.
I’ve always suspected that the government, instead of performing the role of “market watchdog”, was in cahoots with the large corporations who lobby it with big money.
So, what exactly changed with yesterday’s NSA revelations?
I went the other way from Home road today, through lower woods from one road to another where I could see Washington mountain. Up and down through woods that made me think of Tolkein’s elfin or hobbity landscapes.
… is not the same thing as your friend telling you how much she likes company’s product!
I decided today to actually delete myself from Facebook. I’ve been taking a Facebook holiday already for a few weeks – only going on to look at direct messages. And I’ve decided that I could happily stay away from the place.
So I announced my intention to be gone from Facebook in about a week.
This has caused some emotion for me and for some of my friends.
Since I haven’t been very active there for a while now, and some of those FB friends haven’t directly contacted me in years, I was struck by this.
Is it a case of where we don’t need to actually contact each other in order to feel comfortable that we are there in case we are wanted? And that this comfort is about knowing that you may contact those people at any time because you know how to (via Facebook?)
But rest assured, I’ll be here for a while longer.
Just an hour to spare, and I thought I’d spend it with you!