Escape from prison

In the repetitive brief span of human existence in this dimension of matter, an awareness must be achieved that allows to understand that earthly life is not the type of existence in which immortal human souls belong. This awareness has to be gained…

Color of the Day

Comparing hexadecimal numbers with dates, you can see it's possible to use a 6-digits hexadecimal number representing a day. The year fits in 3 digits (<=4.096); month fits in 1 digit (16) and day in 2 (256, but we need only 31). It's the same…

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…