Howto DIY: Personal Cache service/server with Authentication

Oh! Proxies! Everyone loves those. Except for when they’re abused, so please don’t do that. In this tutorial I’ll be going over how to setup squid to create a cache and proxy server (with authentication). Typically, one may only use one or the other, but in this particular scenario we want to open it to … Read moreHowto DIY: Personal Cache service/server with Authentication

Suicide stream?: Facebook 0, Justin.TV (now Twitch) 1 (that we know of)

A man in his last days wanted to stream those last days to the world, or at least on Facebook. He was met with an old fashion ban hammer and could not do so. Alain Cocq, 57, from Dijon in eastern France, has a rare incurable medical condition that causes his arteries to stick together. … Read moreSuicide stream?: Facebook 0, Justin.TV (now Twitch) 1 (that we know of)

HSN’s “Tech Talk” slightly deceptive

As I was scrolling through the tell-a-vision guide tonight, I couldn’t resist stopping on HSN’s “Tech Talk.” Namely because I wanted to see what overpriced hardware they were attempting to sell. But I discovered they were overselling the advantages of solid state drives (SSD, or SSDs for plural). In the video I let you see … Read moreHSN’s “Tech Talk” slightly deceptive

Epic deserves to be kicked off “app stores”

30 percent cuts are industry standard. Few get away with less, see Amazon+Apple. Eddy Cue, an Apple senior vice president, and Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos negotiated directly on the deal, according to emails released Wednesday as part of a congressional hearing on anticompetitive behavior. The companies agreed to a 15% revenue share for … Read moreEpic deserves to be kicked off “app stores”

Blackface not OK, Whiteface is OK (according to society)

Photo by Francesco_G on Foter.com / CC BY-SA Let’s start with a basic understanding of “blackface:” In the United States the practice gained popularity during the 19th century and contributed to the spread of racial stereotypes such as the “happy-go-lucky darky on the plantation” or the “dandified coon”.[8] By the middle of the century, blackface … Read moreBlackface not OK, Whiteface is OK (according to society)

Remember the minorities: “Mask required for service”

Featured image by Marcho Verch There’s a post circulating around Facebook detailing why a mask is required for service. Let’s take a look: It should come as no surprise, or maybe it does(?) .. that I’m not in support of this stance at all. The general response of people is “stay inside if you have … Read moreRemember the minorities: “Mask required for service”

Creating progressive discussion

For the last few months I’ve been discussing various topics and initiatives with locals. Ranging from political action, in-depth charitable works, and general focus on improving Keyser. Considerably, Mineral County must also be a part of this. The first part of this is inviting all interested city/county officials/employees to speak with citizens. This would be … Read moreCreating progressive discussion

West Virginia: Tell Starlink You need Signal! (July 17 update)

Updated July 17: Starlink is now accepting addresses! Punch ’em in! (if you’re cool with that or a nearby business?)Starlink, under the same person as Tesla and SpaceX is taking zip code sign-ups. Now would be the perfect time for rural areas to quickly punch their emails in. We all know Frontier has never shown … Read moreWest Virginia: Tell Starlink You need Signal! (July 17 update)

Updated: Let’s talk about Keyser’s Police force: The bad ones

Article update at bottom of post. Freedom. Privacy. Balance. Dialogue: Noun – A discussion of positions or beliefs, especially between groups to resolve a disagreement.   In case you haven’t noticed there has been an uproar in protests nationwide. Some of them are still going and some not. One of them has hit my hometown … Read moreUpdated: Let’s talk about Keyser’s Police force: The bad ones