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Nothing To Hide: Redux

The specter of secret recordings of university professors once again opens the door to the loss of individual rights and freedoms.

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The Mysterious Hard Drive

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but something happened over the weekend that is prompting me to write a blog that I believe is worth spreading far and wide. You see, over the weekend I found myself the unexpected caretaker of a complete stranger’s digital life. Through a strange set of circumstances, I found myself in possession of his …

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Quora: How Do I Stop Myself From Oversharing?

An interesting question on Quora came up, and I thought I’d try my hand at answering: How do I stop myself from impulsively oversharing deep and personal sad stuff about myself to people who barely know me? Why do I do this? So, putting on my “armchair psychiatrist” hat, I thought I’d write a response. It’s a very straightforward question that …

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The Name Game and Spam Connections: The “Jaweed Scenario”

I have an unusual name. I like my name, but I admit that it’s unusual. I often get people that I don’t know me try to fudge by using my middle name – and often get it wrong. While my middle name is Michel, I can understand why people (non-francophones, obviously) will call it “Michael.” But I don’t go by my middle …

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Leveling Up

As I mentioned in my Storage Short Take #20, I have decided to leave Cisco. December 2, 2019, was my last day, and while it seems many people can change positions as often as they change their bedsheets, I’m not one of those people who can simply leave without reflecting upon the experience. Of course, when I reflect, I must …