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  • Your Future Internet – Comcast, Verizon, TimeWarner style

    This is what they all want the internet to look like, in one picture.  Seriously.  Do not believe them when they say things like “data caps will be set to ensure they don’t affect a majority of users” – they might mean it literally, they’ll make sure 49% are affected by the caps so that […]

  • Bitcoin Block Collision “hole”?

    First off, this is far less than theoretical.  It’s more likely that I’m having some sort of misunderstanding or lack of understanding that when looked at closer, the increasing run of 0’s isn’t actually a problem at all.  But it seems to me that at some point the increasing likelihood of a collision must become […]

  • Net Neutrality

    So I’ve been quiet for a long while on this blog, sorry for that, just haven’t had any real content to post! Recently net neutrality has been in the news (again) – I’ve linked a really good video that summarizes whats going on. Here on the Tek Syndicate – if the whole thing is too long […]

  • Some short musings on copyright

    Oracle is, of course, appealing it’s loss on the recent Java copyright cases. Oracle, MS, NetApp, and EMC are all running scared that they won’t be able to copyright their APIs anymore. And they should be. An API is the visible portion of the application to a developer. API is like the letters and words […]

  • JesusPhone 5 day one

    So as some in my “social circle” already know I finally started cheating on Android and got a JesusPhone 5.  Here’s some first impressions, granted, I am being rather critical here, I am actually so far quite happy with the iPhone 5…though if you’re an iPhone 4S or 4 user it might not be worth […]

  • Been busy!

    No I haven’t forgotten about my blog, there just hasn’t been anything all that interesting to talk about. I’ve got the usual slew of work projects and a couple of personal projects I’m working on. Last few weeks I’ve been dawdling in Minecraft in my spare time. Just haven’t had time to make a decent […]

  • WordPress Blog Infections

    One of my friends blogs that I host was recently infected by one of the drive by infections called “Blackhole” which is completely useless description to disinfect it.  Even more disappointingly, NO AV scanner was helpful in figuring out which page had hit it.  Google’s malware tools/safebrowsing don’t see it because it very specifically hides […]

  • Long time no updates!

    Yup I know it’s been a while. I’ve been busy with Work Stuff ™. We’ve lost Steve Jobs, Dennis Ritchie, and Robert Galvin all just recently. These men have either directly changed your entire life, or indirectly. Ritchie is the R of K&R C, better known simply as ‘C’ — the computer language that pretty […]

  • America’s Wild Horses

    Most of you probably don’t know, but I’m a horse lover at heart.  I “blame” my mother.  Just discovered a Kickstarter project for “Wild Horses & Renegates, Saving America’s Wild Horses” — I’ve added the Kickstarter widget for this project to the page even though it doesn’t fit the layout or anything because it’s something I […]