Freedom and Privacy, Technology

Facebook is Evil.

Dear Friend, Facebook is evil. There. Said it. Now here is an actual article written by a real journalist who eloquently expands on the ‘why’ and even provides some practical solutions.  Although he’s writing to other journalists, there is nothing stopping any of you non-journalists from taking similar action. I, however, would go one step further than Mr. Gillmor:  I…

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Freedom and Privacy, Technology, Tutorial

Making Your Word Press Site Secure with SSL for Free

Well, it has been quite a journey of learning and it has been quite good. Green Geeks, a big American website hosting company upset myself and a few other customers about their unwillingness to support the latest and best free and open encryption service, Let’s Encrypt.  They wanted to sell their SSL certificates instead.  The mentality is quite different from…

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Freedom and Privacy, Technology, Tutorial, Ubuntu

How to Do Let’s Encrypt in Cpanel with Shared Hosting

Did Green Geeks (www.greengeeks.com) not want to help you get Let’s Encrypt working in your Cpanel even though it works in cpanel?  You aren’t alone.  But we can take matter into our own hands, you know. The tutorial I’m going to share is awesome. It’s pretty much what I based everything on and of course my experience of just making…

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Business, Freedom and Privacy, Technology, Ubuntu

Is Gmail Safe to use ‘Just for Business’?

No.  Google is *not* safe to use ‘just for business’, I confirmed clearly today. About seven or eight years ago when I moved my whole life over from proprietary operating systems to Ubuntu, I was still using services like Gmail, Google search engine, Twitter, and a few other ‘services’ like these every day within the Ubuntu environment.  Thankfully, I had…

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Faith and Religion, Freedom and Privacy, Life Skills, Technology, Ubuntu

The Race to Convergence: Or is it a Marathon?

This article started out kind of exciting.  It explained how Ubuntu was about to show, on a large commercial scale the unveiling of convergence of multiple devices.  For those who don’t know what convergence is, it’s the ability for multiple devices to converge into one user experience – without the need for multiple processors and hard drives.  For a company…

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Freedom and Privacy, Life Skills, Technology

Eye Spy with Alphabet Google’s Little Eye Something that is Creepy

Some people think google and their new secret daddy ‘Alphabet‘ are ok.  Perhaps this article will convince you otherwise? In the past, google would very slowly ‘creep’ you from behind.  They’d take a little ‘peek’ over your shoulder at your personal information and then kind of ‘accidentally’ share that information with advertisers.  No biggy.  People get their ‘free’ services and…

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