Why I am done with World of Warcraft

I have been playing World of Warcraft for 15 years, though I have never been what I would call a serious or even semi-serious player, but when my current subscription runs out in 3 months I think I am walking away. I’m not going to post some angry screed about the game or the developers…


Remember? Probably not.

Memory is so broken in so many ways it is a wonder it works at all. People have many memories that are entirely false, though most people do not realize it or make light of it without considering the implications to their day-to-day lives. There is a term, the Mandela Effect, for the many shared…


The perfect tree

Imagine the perfect tree. Close your eyes and try to picture what that tree looks like. Got it? Now, is it a tree on the crest of hill set against a pale blue sky and poised on a bright green expanse of grass? A huge tree, spreading out in a proliferation of leaves and leaving…


Nanowrimo

https://www.nanowrimo.org NaNoWriMo is a yearly challenge to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. The point of the challenge is to encourage people to simply write without getting caught up in trying to make their first draft perfect and polished. This isn’t how books are written. You write the book, then you…


On Apple TV+

I am going to talk about Apple TV+, which has been out for a couple of weeks now and we have five episodes of all the big name shows. But I’m not going to talk about the shows, or at least not much. No, I want to talk a botu the service itself and the…


Hey!

I have to admit, I forgot this blog was still active. I updated the software and added a cert and did some other stuff. Who know, Maybe I’ll start posting again. I mean, it could happen. No, really, it could.


Apple event

I guess a lot of people are disappointed with Apple’s announcement in that there were major announcements….


Apple 1 – FBI 0

The FBI has suspended proceeds agains Apple in the case where they were attempting to force Apple to write a custom OS for the use of the government to gain access to an iPhone 5C. In all likelihood, this is the end of the case, though the FBI has until April 4th to resume the…


iOS Passwords are very secure

All recent iOS devices have two very important security features that cannot be overcome. First, all attempts to check the password must be done on the phone. Second, there is a hardware limit of 80ms (0.08 seconds) before you can check another password. Neither of these security limits can be changed, subverted, overcome, bypassed, or…


Non-Sponsor: BBEdit

BBEdit is one of the few applications that I use every day. It may seem strange to pay for a text editor, but BBEdit is such a joy to use and does so much for me that I find myself using it even where they might be other tools that might be more efficient. For example,…