May 29 2009

I once refused to shake hands with Bill Gates at a secret COMDEX party

This, finally, is the abso­lutely true story from 1989 when I turned down my pub­li­sher’s offer to get intro­duced to the bil­lion­aire big­wig at a secret Las Vegas COMDEX party…

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May 27 2009

Graham Cluley, hello?

Hmmm. Does he read my personal blog?

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May 26 2009

I was kidnapped by an Iranian and held hostage at CIA headquarters

Wired magazine once “outed” me as a CIA operative. This, finally, is the absolutely true story from 1998 when an Iranian taxi driver took me against my will to CIA headquarters and held me hostage…

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May 15 2009

Memo to HQ 8AF/PA

Is somebody throwing away my FOIA requests at Barks­dale AFB, LA?

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May 08 2009

WebSense.com sends spam with no opt-out

Irony, anyone? Computer security firm WebSense sends “announcement” emails with no opt-out…

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Apr 09 2009

One step closer to a Ragpicker

Netbooks bring us one step closer to Jeff Dunte­mann’s vision of a full-blown com­pu­ter lurking under a Star Trek com­mu­ni­ca­tor…

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Mar 15 2009

Let’s call Wikipedia what it is — a documii

Calling it an encyclopaediae won’t suffice, as it doesn’t signify a mass plural noun. The shortened form “wiki” won’t suffice, as that term now describes any given single compendium of knowledge. I’ll admit ‘wikii’ would suffice, but I strongly suggest we need a dissimilar word to avoid confusion, as it’s too close to both “wiki” and “wikia”…

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Feb 16 2009

I hereby declare my hometown

My hometown is Wellman, Iowa. It’s where I buried the love of my life. It’s where I buried my heart. And it’s where I’ll be buried someday…

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Feb 01 2009

Why does a FedEx package go +1,200 miles?

Why carry a package 160 miles? Just before it reaches its destination, put it on a 1,200-mile round trip to another state…

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Jan 11 2009

USAF Tallil Times newspapers from 2003

Tallil AB, Iraq lacks most of their newspaper issues from 2003. I uploaded them here for posterity…

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