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How I Protect Myself

How I Protect Myself

Security agencies had expected the adoption of encryption technologies to slowly develop. James Clapper, the former head of U.S. National Intelligence, said that with the revelations made by Edward Snowden the use of encryption jumped ahead by seven years. I wonder if...
Redesigned Website

Redesigned Website

Like the shoemaker’s children, my own website often sits languishing, while I work on the web pages for St. Francis Inn, the US Franciscans, and others. Well, no more! I have finally updated my own website, bringing it finally into the modern era with better...
Back to the Crystal Prison

Back to the Crystal Prison

On Oct 9, 2013, I wrote a blog post about how I was breaking out of Apple’s Crystal Prison by moving from an iPhone to an Android smartphone. Instead of upgrading from an iPhone 4 to 5S, I instead bought a Samsung Note 3. Well, after struggling with Android for...
Conversion to the Gospel

Conversion to the Gospel

Sex. As a society, we are obsessed with sex. It is, at the same time, both widely available through Internet porn and also something hidden away and whispered about. Perhaps because it is repressed, sex has become an obsession for us. Due to our obsession, it is what...
Happy Birthday, Macintosh!

Happy Birthday, Macintosh!

Watching Steve Job’s launch of the Macintosh computer, makes me recall what a game-changer the Mac was. Up to that point, computers used MS-DOS or CP/M and were character-based machines. The Macintosh introduced the graphics desktop and the mouse, and forced...