My old bro Eddie Hibbs played this for me back in ‘99 or so, down in Cokevial Tennessee. No idea who made the song (background is, of course, Jimi Hendrix). I did a lot of the art in the video. Some day I’m going to write a blurb about how we used to take morning trips down to Martin’s Creek to “shoot the baby.”
“Do you know why teachers use me? Because I speak in tongues. I write metaphors. Every one of my stories is a metaphor you can remember. The great religions are all metaphor. We appreciate things like Daniel and the lion’s den, and the Tower of Babel. People remember these metaphors because they are so vivid you can’t get free of them and that’s what kids like in school. They read about rocket ships and encounters in space, tales of dinosaurs. All my life I’ve been running through the fields and picking up bright objects. I turn one over and say, Yeah, there’s a story.” —Ray Bradbury, born on this day in 1920
21 Words That Mean Something Different When You’re A Cat: Laptop = bed.
This was my favorite when I was a kid. All kids should be made to watch this, A Clockwork Orange style, strapped into seats with their eyelids pinned back … Here endeth the lesson.
When Syria’s access to the internet was cut for two days back in 2012, it apparently wasn’t the fault of dissenting “terrorists,” as the Syrian government claimed: according to Wired, it was the…
A little old but still an interesting approach.
"We find that traditional password advice given to users is somewhat dated. Strong passwords do nothing to protect online users from password stealing attacks such as phishing and keylogging, and yet they place considerable burden on users. Passwords that are too weak of course invite brute-force attacks. However, we find that relatively weak passwords, about 20 bits or so, are sufficient to make brute-force attacks on a single account unrealistic so long as a "three strikes" type rule is in place. Above that minimum it appears that increasing password strength does little to address any real threat. If a larger credential space is needed it appears better to increase the strength of the userID’s rather than the passwords. For large institutions this is just as effective in deterring bulk guessing attacks and is a great deal better for users. For small institutions there appears little reason to require strong passwords for online accounts."
Mama. June 17, 1929 - August 1, 2013. Love.
A remembrance, on the Yahrzeit of my mother’s death. What a lady! What a childhood! Amazing. We miss you, Mom!