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Surcari – the real deal, and real fun

Tonight I got to do something I haven’t been able to do in a while – go to a concert, have fun, and hear something genuinely unique.  The ethnic group Surcari brings just that type of performance to the stage.

Surcari is the ethnic/folk trio of Lorena Garay, Eugenio Huanca, and Tany Cruz.  They perform an eclectic mix of Latin- and South American […]

By |November 19th, 2011|Music, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fawkes on Facebook – a nasty little attack

There is a nasty little Facebook identity attack making the rounds.  Many sources now point to something called “Fawkes” malware, by an international “hacktivist” group called “Anonymous,” or a splinter of the same organization.   Check your Facebook account regularly, just to be safe.

What does this virus do?

This particular piece of malware takes over your news feed and begins publishing […]

By |November 16th, 2011|Facebook, Malware, Politics, Protest, Technology|0 Comments

Thank you, Steve.

We knew this day would come, but it doesn’t make it any easier, really.  At 56, Steve Jobs was a creative genius who passed well before his time.  He had a remarkably simple, elegant, and noble idea.  Technology should be for everyone.  It should be simple and straightforward to use, it should be highly functional, reliable, and even fun.  Technology […]

By |October 5th, 2011|Technology|0 Comments

Occupy Wall Street .com

Absolutely new and different, yet somehow, it isn’t.  The U.S. economy is on the rocks, the global economy following, and there are protesters occupying Liberty Plaza on Wall Street.  And, bit by bit, these occupations are beginning to spread across the country.

The protests are, perhaps, a bit less focused as the ones we remember from the late 60’s and early […]

By |October 2nd, 2011|Education, Politics, Poverty, Protest, Technology|1 Comment

Security code? What the *$&^# is THAT???

I’m all for on line security.  Except , of course, when it protects me from getting to my own stuff.

Many secure sites have begun using randomly generated security codes, from programs like “Captcha,” to ensure that the end user is a human being.  As a regular blogger, I think that’s great.  I end up “spamming” a dozen or so absurd […]

By |September 26th, 2011|Technology|0 Comments

Don’t ask, don’t tell…glad to see the death of a stupid law.

I’ve never had the honor of wearing the uniform.  I admire and respect anyone who does.  For the life of me, I can’t figure out why, in 2011, we care whether a soldier is gay or straight.  Can anyone help me out with that one?

We are blessed to have an all-volunteer military.  Everyone in uniform chose to be there.  Hopefully, […]

By |September 20th, 2011|Gay Rights, Military, Politics|0 Comments