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The Ironic Integrity Weapon

Withdrawn. I wrote the original post while not at my best and regret doing so.

Risking Portal to the Void

So I’ve done it. I’ve initiated the deletion of my Facebook account (they don’t actually delete it for thirty (30) days in hopes you’ll change your mind). Apparently a rather crass (but popular) cartoon show I never watched had a rather popular episode where one of the characters was sucked into the void because he tried to leave Facebook, hence the title. I found the majority of time I was active on Facebook is when I was mentally unwell.

Drugs and Trafficking in Simcoe: Possible Good News

Maybe it’s not all bad news. Perhaps the issue is that big city criminals are getting desperate to find new income sources as legal pot, covid-19, and task forces on trafficking reduce their markets.

Beating an Encrypted Horse

Midland Encrypted Police Records or C’mon Folks, Elvis Has Left the Building. There is an offer of settlement in principle, it’s been reported settled except for details, and the councillor involved claims he considers it over. Actions on the other hand…

Mutual Aid in a Fragmented Society (COVID-19 Response)

The following are a couple of emails I wrote and sent to a number of people because I want to use my skills to help in this crisis, but have found it difficult to find a useful way to do so. It’s rather frustrating to say the least. These may not the most exemplary emails in the world, but I think they are reflective of what a number of folks feel, even if for different skills, or other concerns.

MPS Encrypted Data

MPS Encrypted Data Note that date of article is date first item (at end of this page) was originally published, not the date it was consolidated and moved during a rebuild of the site. My (hopefully) Final Thoughts on the Matter I now think this has been way over-dramatized and ended up a sideshow that it didn't need to be, and Councillor Gordon now characterizing it as a data breach is beating a dead horse.