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Yes Virginia, we are operating concentration camps.

June 24, 2019

The places where these tempest-tossed humans are being held are kept deliberately uncomfortable and largely out of view of the public, the press, members of Congress and even the courts. The whole point is to keep them beyond the reach of the rights and protections that, by our Constitution and international treaties, are afforded to all persons, not just citizens.

The people being held there are cold, hungry, dirty and often sick. Children are separated from parents. Children are caring for children. Medical care is not to be found. A few — not millions, but a few — have died.

Is this how we want the U.S.A. to treat people?



This is the U.S.A. today

June 21, 2019

Black women took us to the moon

June 17, 2019

Its about time that the contributions were recognized.

Hidden Figures is one of my favorite movies ever


Ingress:How to use iitc and google maps to take you directly to the portal

November 3, 2014

This is the IITC overview screen


When you click on a portal in IITC you see screenshot #1


If you notice there is a share portal in the picture above, right above this text.

If you hit that button you get the following screen:


Select Maps and then Google maps opens and you hit the car icon in the lower right hand corner and boom

Navigation to the portal location! Couldn’t be easier or more precise!


If you have any tips, let me know!


Mind Hacks:The effect of diminished belief in free will

January 1, 2014

“Studies have shown that people who believe things happen randomly and not through our own choice often behave much worse than those who believe the opposite.”

I read Mind Hacks because it fits in with everything I embrace, mind + hacks. Enough said. 🙂 I found this article interesting because it appears that perception of results effects behavior and if you believe there aren’t consequences negative to you, then its ok.

I believe in Karma and free will, and so should you. Behave! 🙂

Mind Hacks.

Whether to delegate | The Endeavour

January 1, 2014


Whether to delegate | The Endeavour.

Managing energy is more important than managing time. Energy is what gets things done, and time is only a crude surrogate for energy. Instead of only looking at what you could earn per hour versus what you could hire someone else for per hour, consider the energy it would take you to do something versus the energy it would free to delegate it.

Interesting article. Is there anything you should delegate?


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How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking | Gadget Lab |

August 17, 2012

This is an article about how hackers used social engineering, no geek skills required, to ERASE Mat’s iPhone, MacBook and iPad remotely. Its a fascinating story! The conclusion is backup 3 places, get second factor authentication on your Gmail, and have a secret email for accounts that could cost you money.

But what happened to me exposes vital security flaws in several customer service systems, most notably Apple’s and Amazon’s. Apple tech support gave the hackers access to my iCloud account. Amazon tech support gave them the ability to see a piece of information — a partial credit card number — that Apple used to release information. In short, the very four digits that Amazon considers unimportant enough to display in the clear on the web are precisely the same ones that Apple considers secure enough to perform identity verification. The disconnect exposes flaws in data management policies endemic to the entire technology industry, and points to a looming nightmare as we enter the era of cloud computing and connected devices.


How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking | Gadget Lab |


There’s a follow up article about how Mat got the pictures of his newborn daughter and family who are no longer with us.