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December 2009

Everyone take this time while visiting family to upgrade their browser to something other than IE5 or 6.


A bit more of an in-depth look at predator drone video being unencrypted: http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2009/12/intercepting_pr.html And why it is a bit more complicated than first glance might make it.

What if the “stop” sign was designed by committee?

Looks like the airlines might have to stare down a $27,500 per passenger fine if a plane sits on the tarmac for more tan 3 hours. About time. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126140826775100235.html Too bad the passanger doesn’t get the money.

Christmas is working out so far. Visiting the in-laws is surprisingly low-stress. So much so, I am more worried about my own upcoming kooky family issues and travel down to NC. Tomorrow will be visiting with Sue’s nexus of friends and then Christmas day will be a big family gathering where all the neices and […]

Merry Christmas to you all!

This is going to quite simply be awesome. At the last minute, enough donations came in to bring us up to our goal for Uncle Kage. The check and information was sent fedex over to our accomplice on the ground, astor-apatosaur. If not this evening, then within the next two days the surprise should be […]

Riding the rails

So we’re trying something new this year. We are taking the train home for Christmas. Sue and I tend to take a weekend here and there by ourselves. We realized that if we rolled the cost of one of those trips (2 nights in a hotel, some food) and the cost of a Christmas flight […]