The Heartbreak of Heartbleed

Originally posted on LibrarianShipwreck:

Periodically when a person uses a computer one may receive notifications that contain phrases such as “do you trust this connection” or “do you trust this site.” While it is unlikely that such prompts are intended to send users tumbling into an existential abyss they nevertheless carry a very important question bundled in the guise of a simple yes or no (“allow” or “don’t allow”) moment. That question: “do you trust…”

Well…do you?

Using technological systems in contemporary society (in particular “high technological” systems) is often premised upon an oft unspoken level of trust, which relies as much (if not more so) on subconscious consent. We trust that our devices will function the way we have been led to expect them to function, we trust that the applications we use will do what they advertise, we trust that the passwords we use are being kept secret by the sites to…

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Launch of All Things Android for Costa Rica

I created the All Things Android site for two reasons. First, I wanted all Android topics to appear on a separate site. Second, I wanted to focus on Android, as it relates to Costa Rica. While Android devices are not new to Costa Rica, there is surge of interest in Android phones and tablets. In Costa Rica, GSM (3G) is the norm. All 3G mobile devices are unlocked, and now there are three carriers (Kolbi/ICE, Claro, and Mobistar).There are no LTE cell networks, so discussions of 4G devices is not relevant. Consequently, I have refocused my blog sites.

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New Blog Post: Thoughts on Nooting the N

New Blog Post: Thoughts on Nooting the Nook Color – Three goals drove my decision to the Nook Color: Switch to eBook… http://ht.ly/1flAiy

New Blog Post: Nook Color Boot Loop – Th

New Blog Post: Nook Color Boot Loop – The Nook Color mounts the /system partition as read-only. Once I activated the… http://ht.ly/1fkFEv

New Blog Post: Nooting the Nook Color 1.

New Blog Post: Nooting the Nook Color 1.3 – For those readers who do not know, the Nook Color actually runs a B&… http://ht.ly/1ff4M5

New Blog Post: B&N Nook Color More than

New Blog Post: B&N Nook Color More than an eBook Reader – While I have an eBook reader on my netbook, I rarely used … http://ht.ly/1fb44I

New Blog Post: Direction Changes – Chang

New Blog Post: Direction Changes – Change was the dominant theme of the past year. Changes the resulted in my now li… http://ht.ly/1fabxu

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