I am doing some site maintenance to implement SSL. Please make a note that, if http: doesn’t work, try https:. Or just wait until I fix it. (Update 2017-06-12: The cert has been issued and I hope to install it tomorrow after voting. There’s a primary. Voting is not a right; it’s a duty. Update 2017-06-14: Still working on it, being very careful and not wanting to break my site, and still learning stuff.)
I don’t really need an SSL cert, as this is not a commercial site and no credit card numbers or the like pass through here, but I got tired of Firefox’s nagging about it, plus I might learn something. I started this to learn stuff. The outrage came later . . . .
Bruch Schneier reports and Amazon has patented a method to stop you from using your mobile device to comparison shop in a store.
Given that Amazon in the past has encouraged such comparison shopping, hoping that you would buy whatever it was from them, I agree with Schneier that this is all very strange.
Russ Feingold comments. A nugget:
Over the past several years, a ground war has been conducted against our democratic legitimacy at the state level by state political parties intent on minimizing the power of certain voters. Their goal: near permanent one-party rule.
Follow the link for the rest.
Just another day in NRA Paradise.
A news release from the sheriff’s department says family members told deputies they saw the boy playing in the hallway of the home, then heard the gun discharge. The family told police they were not sure how the child reached the gun, which is normally stored on top of a cabinet in a bedroom.
At Psychology Today Blogs, Jennifer Baker offers tips for understanding Donald Trump.
Not sure whether it’s for last spring or next spring, but still spring cleaning.
. . . if your data is in the hands of the Republican National Committee and its symps, dupes, and fellow travelers.