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Just a quick update to say that I have enabled SSL, and forced it by default, for this blog. Given all the revelations about the NSA, the straw finally broke the camel's back, and we are now live with SSL. There may be some growing pains, seeing as though this will cost me a bit […]

Please Consider A Donation

I just received an anonymous $5 donation via PayPal for my series on ZFS. Thank you, whomever you are! I've received other donations in the past, and never once have I had a donation page or ads on the site or asked for money. It's awesome to know that some people will financially support your […]

Ramadan, Take Two

Two years ago, I participated in the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. I blogged about my experiences, and you can read them here: Looking forward to Ramadan, Ramadan - Week One, Ramadan - Week Two, Ramadan - Week Three, An Open Letter to Pastor Terry Jones, and Ramadan - Week Four. Well, I intend to […]

Why I Cryptographically Sign My Email

Yesterday, I received a disturbing phone call. Someone very close to me, call him John, might lose his job, because a slanderous, offensive email was sent with forged headers, claiming to be John. John certainly did not send the mail, and those close to John know that the tone of the mail does not seem […]


DISCLAIMER: By sending me email, you agree to the following: I am, by definition, "the intended recipient". All information in the email is mine to do with as I see fit and make such financial profit, political mileage, or good joke as it lends itself to. In particular, I may quote it where I please. […]

Protesting SOPA/PIPA

Starting Jan 18, 2011 at 00:00 UTC, this blog will be joining many others to protest SOPA and PIPA. I strongly oppose the views outlined in the bill, and with a Google Pagerank of 4/10, with almost 650 RSS readers, and about 1,500 hits to my site per day, I'll be taking advantage of these […]

My Google Voice Rant

So, I've been a Google Voice subscriber for about 2 years. I have one of the most awesome phone numbers you can get: 686-8086 (it has an inside geek reference to x86-based CPU architectures, and also to my PGP key ID of 0x8086060F. Awesome, eh?!). I've used it for SMS text messaging, receiving calls, and […]

Boycott GoDaddy

I generally don't jump on boycotting bandwagons, usually because they are severely misguided and misinformed, and they're usually interested in spreading FUD more than just reporting the issue at hand. However, on December 29th, 2011, I will be transferring all of my 15 domains away from GoDaddy, because they support the SOPA and Protect IP […]

Unknown Scheduled Downtime

Someone is purchasing our house, and we have to be out by the 28th of November. We will not be in our new house until Dec 3rd, at the earliest. During that week, I don't know where to host my server to maintain a constant connection. Hopefully, I can find a solution, but worst case […]

Fully Mobile

This blog is now fully mobile. If you visit with your mobile browser, you should be taken to a mobile version of the site. It's only using browser detection, rather than domain mapping, as I'm not in the mood to create A records for, which only ends up making the URL longer anyway. […]


What's that you say? Cryptic message hidden in Morse Code. Can you crack it?

My Journey Through Mathematics

A photo of me and my library of math books that I studied to walk with a Bachelor's of Science in Applied Mathematics. As of April 22, 2011, I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics, with an emphasis in applied math, and a minor in Computer Science, with an emphasis towards software development. […]

Created A PGP Key Signing Policy

I just created a PGP/GPG key signing policy. I've never set one before, so there it is. The motivation is three-fold: I want raise awareness for encrypted email, I want to expand the Web of Trust and I want to sign keys. I believe we've gotten too anal retentive about the rituals of signing each […]

OpenPGP, Android and RFC 3676

Now that I own an HTC Evo 4g, I've noticed that email is less than optimal. I blame the screen size, and the lack of good fonts and font sizes, but nonetheless, I've found some annoyances in my life with my Android device, and I'm guessing others are experiencing the same annoyances, be it on […]

Frustrated with

First, get yourself caught up here, so the rest of my post will make sense: I joined because it was superior to Pandora Radio to me. I didn't care much for Pandora, because my stations would radically change based on what I gave as "thumbs up" and "thumbs down". For example, I would […]

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