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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. […]


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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 […]

Goodbye Facebook

This has been a long time coming, but I think it's time to drop the ball. I'm done with Facebook for a number of reasons, some of which are outlined here. The biggest reason, however, is how dangerously scary Facebook is treating your privacy. Over and over and over again, there have been major concerns […]

The Verizon iPhone

UPDATE: Some people have taken offense to my post. They took issue to the term "fanboy", as if I was calling each person who own an iPhone a fanboy, and if somehow that term is derogatory. If you interpreted the post in this manner, and got offended, I apologize. What I'm trying to communicate, is […]

Reading Addiction

To be honest, I don't know why I'm sharing this with you. I was just poking through my email, and noticed that I read a lot of mail. In fact, my email growth has been exponential over the past 6 years. It's fair to say that I'm addicted. But it's not just email; instant messaging […]

Please Consider The Environment Before Printing This Post

I just saw my first email, where in the bottom of the signature, it contained the following, in green italicized text: P Please consider the environment before printing this email. At first, I thought it was cool. But then, the more I thought about it, I thought it was silly. I mean, I understand that […]

Ramadan - Week 4

My third week of experiencing Ramadan is already documented, this is week four. Ramadan has come to a close. It's the end of an old month and the beginning of a new. At the beginning of the new month, a festival called Eid ul-Fitr is celebrated for three days, while Muslims eat, play games, enjoy […]

An Open Letter To Pastor Terry Jones

Dear Pastor Terry Jones- I understand that on September 11th, you plan on carrying out the act of burning Qur'ans with your local church. Do you seriously realize the significance of the act you're about to carry out? This will create all sorts of complications and security concerns for our troops in Afghanistan. This will […]