Apple's Proposed CSAM Scanning is a Mistake

If you're unfamiliar with it, you can brush up on Apple's CSAM proposal here (scroll down to the "CSAM detection" heading): https://www.apple.com/child-safety/ As an iPhone user since 2009, this move by Apple is very concerning. I can't say it any…

Getting Data out of Deezer

I wanted to export my data from Deezer, as is my right. The experience was lengthy and unsatisfying.…

Farewell, QtWebKit

Two years after the tracker was opened it is time to mask dev-qt/qtwebkit for good. No commits to upstream repository for >9 months, latest available tarball still "alpha" with warning about known unpatched vulnerabilities. Andreas…

History Of The Bomber Jacket That Rarely People Know

Some young people, you may be familiar with the bomber jacket. Yes, this one fashion item is usually combined and matched with t-shirts and skinny jeans (skinny jeans). Bomber jackets give the impression of being fun but still look…

What The Darkness Saw

The evening fades to twilight, light begins to close its eyes, colours becoming drowsy, soft and muted until only blue remains. Birds and insects fall silent; there is only the silver sigh of quivering Poplar leaves aroused by the breath of the…

How To Beat The System

Photo: Sunset on the Ranch - Copyright 2012 Frank J Casella…

What is truth?

Today I found myself questioning reality itself. This database query returned 7 rows:…

A Trash Bin for Words in My Brain | Vivaldi4.0

Alright, so for a long time, I have liked the idea of journaling, but it has always been so difficult for me to get into. I never really knew why, but I think it's because when you have a private journal, it feels like you are keeping those words…