You Must Upgrade Your Service to Access This Blog

As expected, the FCC voted to end net neutrality yesterday. What that means to you is in the future you are likely to have to pay more to read my blog. Yea, I know that for some of you, that notion excites you. But what about your Fantasy Football league, or how about your Netflix?… Read More You Must Upgrade Your Service to Access This Blog

The Quandary of Business Decisions as Evidenced by Draft Kings

As an Internet consultant since the late 1990’s, I have been watching and participating on the growth of the Internet as an important component of business activities across many economic spectrums. Unknown to many of you, I actually got started in online development working on two projects for one client. The first project was a… Read More The Quandary of Business Decisions as Evidenced by Draft Kings

Bitcoin Mining

Although I am a little late to the Bitcoin mining game, last week I began a mining operation. Although Bitcoins have been around since 2009 and I have a fairly good understanding of concept of the currency I was hesitant to get involved. There were numerous uncertainties about its future and the legality of the… Read More Bitcoin Mining

Cielo Vista Fifth Grader Raising Money to Create 35,000 Meals for People in Need

This morning I received a message through my blog about 11 year-old, Trey E. Cochrane, a 5th grader at Cielo Vista Elementary School who is hosting a Humanitarian Project on May 9, 2015. According the message sent by Cochrane’s grandmother, Kathryn Chacon, Trey become concerned when he learned that only one out of five children… Read More Cielo Vista Fifth Grader Raising Money to Create 35,000 Meals for People in Need

Brian Williams: Bloggers vs. “Professional” Journalists

The thing about “professional” journalists and the disruption created by the Internet is that “professional” journalists continually bemoan the destruction of their trade by untrained citizen journalists, aka bloggers. Journalism has always benefited the elite of the community. It has always been the individuals with money, that have driven what you get to know about… Read More Brian Williams: Bloggers vs. “Professional” Journalists

International Space Station Evacuation; How News Spreads on the Net

At about 7:00 am Eastern Time the news media began to report about an ammonia leak at the International Space Station necessitating the evacuation of part of the station. I have always been intrigued about how news is disseminated in today’s fast-paced internet-driven news delivery. When I became aware of it through one my RSS… Read More International Space Station Evacuation; How News Spreads on the Net

What Google Teaches Us About The Dangers of Passive Personality Principle

Unbeknownst to many, there is a legal principal known as the “Passive Personality Principle” that some countries have begun to apply as a result of worldwide problems of terrorism and transnational criminal organizations. A few weeks ago, the European Court of Justice, the European Union’s highest court, indirectly applied this doctrine in ruling that Google… Read More What Google Teaches Us About The Dangers of Passive Personality Principle

How Useful Idiots Manipulate Public Perception: Case Study David Karlsruher and MaxPowers

As a blogger, I’m well aware of the opportunity blogging has given to those intent on manipulating political outcomes and how they abuse the blogging community in order to fulfill their agendas. Blogging has evolved into a platform from where political operatives create political undercurrent from where they create and manipulate public perception. For the… Read More How Useful Idiots Manipulate Public Perception: Case Study David Karlsruher and MaxPowers

Tomorrow is a Day of Action for all those that oppose censorship; SOPA is censorship

On January 24, 2012, Congress will vote to pass internet censorship in the Senate and a similar bill is pending before the House of Representatives. Both, Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House and PROTECT-IP (PIPA) in the Senate are misguided attempts to deal with online intellectual property theft. Unfortunately their approach is draconian… Read More Tomorrow is a Day of Action for all those that oppose censorship; SOPA is censorship

Commentary: Bill Clinton’s internet agency is a real bad idea

Fox News reported on May 14, 2011 that former president Bill Clinton would like to see an Internet agency under the hospices of the United States or the United Nations to control “malicious rumors”. According to the news report, Clinton foresees an agency, with “transparent” funding, and if under the umbrella of the United States… Read More Commentary: Bill Clinton’s internet agency is a real bad idea