What Is This Place?

The top image is from the SONO Switch Tower Museum. A treat little place to visit in South Norwalk CT. I occasionally volunteer there from time to time.

I think that I need to update the sticky post. And add some rules.  First the rules.

Comments are very much welcomed. .  If you choose to remain anonymous you MUST provide a actual email address and a real, not Tor IP.  I want to talk to real people who have real personalities. If you want to not have your comment posted just say so and it will never escape moderation. If you want to find me offline my linked in profile is in the “about” post.

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Sow the wind

“That’s fine in reality but fiction has to make sense.” Truer word have never been said. 2016 is proof of that.


If you think about it that’s pretty much what authors write about 90% of the time. Stitching the winds together, including the ill-smelling gusts that go with some characters. I like to put gussets for them… oh.

Not sew. Sow. Forgive me. Yes, it’s that too. Either the lead characters, or the antagonists, or both, sow the wind and reap the whirlwind. The story that starts with Dorothy’s parents saying: “Let’s move out of Kansas. Dorothy and Toto would be much safer there” has no Oz.

Of course, just as in real life, the character or the villain can sow a lot of wind before the whirlwind. It’s rather like my first foray into growing our own veggies, when I bought a packet of zucchini seeds. Big packet, lots of seeds… I put about 10 in, because I thought that might mean I’d get maybe 20 zucchini fruits… They hadn’t…

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7 reasons why it’s important to keep learning at work

The more you put into a job, the more you get out of it. Think of a job as an opportunity to learn from those that are passionate about what they do and have been doing it long enough to get good enough to show you how to do it. I’ve done a lot of different jobs over the years and learned something from each of them.

Things Career Related

Are you feeling like you’re going through the motions at work? Do you feel like you’ve mastered your role and there’s a lot more to learn? Are you being denied the opportunity to learn? And, worse of all, do you dread Monday mornings and live for the weekends?


If you have any of these feelings, you’re not alone. Lack of training  and other opportunities to learn is a key reason why employees are unhappy with their job, and the reason why they eventually leave.

If you’re not growing or learning anything new, it might be time to leave, says an article from Forbes.com. “…when you’ve outgrown the position and there is no opportunity for advancement–or you seem to work the same job day in, day out without any opportunity for growth, even though you crave more–it’s time to get out.

Here are seven reasons why learning at work is…

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Job Stuff 63

This is more or less a newsletter for job seekers like myself.  I try to find good job search strategies, bad job search strategies, pure BS and job related articles every week.  So far I’ve never run short.  Please pass this around. I’m not doing this for any reason other than the desire to help and communicate with other job seekers.  If you have any good links or stories, especially stories please comment.  If you want the story private, just put that in the comment and I will trash it and  not let it post.

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Firefox and TOR hit by 0 Day Attack

This is a post series on cyber crime. For more posts click here or the cybercrime tag below.

May deanonyminize TOR users. There was a time when I thought that this was a bad thing.  The problem is that you can be either secure or insecure when it comes to networking. The people at TOR have made it clear that they are not willing to help average users keep their networking secure by preventing ransomware and other malware from propagating across the web.  The problem with that way of thinking is that nobody’s immune and eventually we all will be victims of the monstrous raw anarchy the currently reigns on the net if some way isn’t found to provide some policing of the “dark net.”


The week in Ransomware:

Art Of The Week: Spy vs. Spy

When I was growing up one of the magazines that was always there was the comic magazine, MAD.  Now I don’t think that I ever bought a copy, because to me mad tended to be pretty stupid.  For the most part I got the feelings that the writers just weren’t trying very hard. The exception was Spy vs. Spy. The premise was simple, there were these two spies, one dressed in white, the other black. In every comic one or the other would attempt to create a fatal accident for the other. Usually these things would backfire, causing  the initiator to come to a bad end.  The methods used and how the little scene played out were always creative and amusing, with a little bite to them.


Spy vs Spy was created by Antonio Prohias, a Cuban exile who before Spy vs Spy was biting Batista and later Castro.  Being too visible to just disappear he went into exile in 1960 and walked into Mad magazine with the first few strips. The rest is history.




Here’s an animates show based on the characters.