Saturday, December 29, 2012

Slow mo of slot car with sparkler through a balloon. And then some...

Dude. Your slot car jumps off a track into & thru a hydrogen-filled balloon while carrying a lance/spear/pointy thing that's really a lit sparkler.

In slow motion as in 3000 fps slow motion.

OK.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

My Family's Eggnog Recipe

When you're ready to try real eggnong, not that crap they sell in milk cartons at the supermarket, try our family's (until now) secret eggnog recipe.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Obama: Feds won't bust WA or OR pot smokers!!!

Obama says he has bigger fish to fry and wants to start a national conversation about marijuana legalization. What's to say? WA & OR voters said it already.

The end of prohibition is here! #OccupyCannabis

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Mike Song & KRNFX

All it takes is 3 and a half minutes of your precious time. These guys are great!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Code39Azalea Web Font CC BY-ND

The Code39Azalea web font (CC BY-ND) is a free download. Code39Azalea prints barcodes and puts Code 39 barcodes in web pages using CSS3 @font-face.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Free 2013 Calendars from Seattle Designer Jerry Whiting

SEATTLE - Dec 1, 2012 - Calendars for 2013 have been released by Seattle designer Jerry Whiting in time for the new year. Jerry has been sharing free, downloadable calendars for many years and this year's can be found on JetCityOrange [ JetCityOrange.com/calendar/ ]

A set of 4 calendars in Acrobat PDF format can be download for free. Three of this year's calendars include QR barcodes. When scanned with a smart phone, the different QR codes bring interactivity and added features to the calendars themselves. Some may consider the QR codes Easter Eggs.

The photographs in most of the calendars were taken by Jerry but unlike years past, there is no central theme or motif. "Instead of restricting myself to orchids, neon signs, or industrial abstractions, this year I chose images I liked for no other reason that they clicked for me. It freed me up to present what I wanted, how I wanted." said Whiting. "I'm much more excited about the QR codes this year because with the spread of smart phones and the recognition of QR codes as something worth scanning, I can bring new dimensions to my 2013 calendars."

One image is of a manhole cover, something most of us drive or walk over without every looking at it. One features street art and graffiti, a favorite subject of Jerry's, and another features a Buddha statue, something even more precious to Jerry.

The individual PDF files are large because they contain high res images and are meant to be printed edge to edge.

With a month to go in 2012 there's every reason to believe that one or more 2013 calendars will be released before year's end. It's been known to happen.

JetCityOrange is a Seattle-based site that features the whims and passions of Jerry Whiting [ JetCityOrange.com/faq/ ]. There are sections on a wide variety of topics spanning meditation & Buddhism, to computer security and Tor, to photography, food, and sound files. If you can't find something on JetCityOrange you like, either you didn't look hard enough or you should go back to watching TV.

CONTACT: Jerry Whiting, JetCityOrange@gmail.com, 1.206.341.9500

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Great Firewall of China: how it works, how to get around it

Great article about the Great Firewall of China. Goes into the network plumbing behind it and how folks evade it.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

"Street" Calendar for 2013

I love infrastructure and fiber beneath the street definitely counts. This shot was taken a couple blocks down the street. Of course the QR barcode is the Easter Egg in this free downloadable calendar for 2013.

Free 2013 Calendar (PDF)

A little street art (which I love) right here in West Seattle (homeSweetHome). Sounds like the fixin's of another of my famous free calendars. And of course this one sports a QR barcode surprise!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Stuffing & Dressing: a pictorial guide

Many years ago, a friend called on Thanksgiving Eve and asked for a quick lesson in how to cook a turkey, stuffing and all. Being Italian, they'd always eaten lasagne et al. but never a "traditional" meal. I prepared a quick stuffing tutorial for her. Looks funny after all these years.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Math & Green Bean Casserole


Green Bean Materole, a math geek remake of a Thanksgiving classic.

Math is sexy. I think I'm in love...

Monday, November 19, 2012

I-502 Puts the Feds in the on Notice

Now that Washington voters passed I-502, what will the Feds do now that marijuana is legal in The Evergreen State.

PSY *and* MC Hamer do Gangnam Style

PSY and MC Hammer. Dream come true or nightmare in the flesh? You decide.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Surf Quietly

I did a talk on using the internet safely and securely using tools like Tor, TrueCrypt, AES encryption, HTTPS Everywhere & SSL Observatory, etc. It was held at Ada Books in Seattle and had a standing room crowd! No, it wasn't videotaped but my slides and the links are online.

Monday, November 05, 2012

How I make my own cocktail bitters at home using vodka and fresh fruit, herbs, and spices. Brief recipes of I've made.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

My Granddaughter Makes Soft Cheese With Me

Audrey & Grandpa Jerry make soft cheese at home. We strained yogurt through a jelly bag to separate the curds from the whey.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

"Surf Quietly: shhhh… i’m online" talk in Seattle

Saturday November 10, 2012 6:00-7:30 pm

Ada Technical Books, 713 Broadway East, Seattle WA 98102

http://blog.seattletechnicalbooks.com/?p=607

Join local hacktivist Jerry Whiting as he presents "Surf Quietly", a suite of tools that lets you surf online securely while protecting your privacy. Modeled after the CryptoParty [ cryptoparty.org/wiki/CryptoParty ] held around the world, Jerry's presentation includes free handouts like Tor on a flash drive, CDs that boot you securely into Linux, and flash drives protected by TruCrypt. One or more free Tor servers will be given away to interested attendees. The "$3 Secret Sharing Hack" will be demonstrated (with the money given away).

"Surf Quietly" allows you to establish and maintain some measure of control over who tracks and monitors your activity online. The threats are real and growing more ominous by the day. If you don't protect yourself, no one else will. And if you're counting on your government, any government, to help you you're in for a big, fat surprise.

Come share what you know and take home some new playtoys. This is gonna be fun.

Jerry Whiting has a long history of playing with cryptography and encryption, and volunteers as a tech consultant for the Tibetan diaspora, the elders of the Black Panther Party, the #Occupy movement, and other social & political organizations worldwide. He teaches and lectures through assorted venues including Seattle Mini Maker Faire, ToorCamp, UW Experimental College, and #OccupySeattle IT. By day he's the Pres/CEO of Azalea Software, Inc., the last Aldus spin-off still standing [ www.azalea.com/about/ ], by night he's the character behind JetCityOrange [ www.JetCityOrange.com/faq/ ].

For more information contact: - Ada Technical Books [ contact@seattletechnicalbooks.com 1.206.322.1058 ]

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Guy Fawkes Jack'O'Lantern

Ready for Halloween? Not until you make your very own Guy Fawkes jack'o'lantern.

I took a break from work this afternoon and put together an #Anonymous pumpkin template and carved my very own OccupyHalloween jack-o-lantern.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Detropia



We're seeing "Detropia" tonight, as a family. And this Cleveland kid can't wait!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Learn The Truth About Marijuana Prohibition & MMJ

"Smoke Signals" is a new book by Martin A. Lee that tells the real story about marijuana prohibition, MMJ, and CBD among other things. This is a must read book.

The war against drugs was doomed and misguided from the beginning and it's time we educate ourselves in order to set things right. Learn more and take action!

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Trust the NSA? Read this!

Repeat after me: the NSA is not my friend. They are not on my side.

Read this. Now read it again.

Feel any better? Neither do I.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Tattoos in Memory of Concentration Camp Victims

Read this story about people getting tattoos commemorating Holocaust survivors and victims. I'm not Jewish but grew up in a community, Shaker Heights, with a sizable Jewish population. My 4th grade French teacher taught me an invaluable lesson about love & compassion when he shared his camp tattoo with me. In his honor I have a tat on my left forearm.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Cyber Spies Make Dumb Mistakes Too!

You can write great malware like Flame or Stuxnet but you're still human and gonna slip up sometimes.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

CBD, MMJ, and Cancer

CBD is a compound in cannabis with real anti-cancer potential. Read the science at work and then ask yourself why marijuana prohibition continues.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Aaron Sorkin-isms Mashup

A brilliant waste of time: a video mashup of Aaron Sorkinisms. Self-plagiarized dialogue.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My ToorCamp Talk Got Linked!

Look's like someone noticed my ToorCamp talk and linked to the video on Vimeo. Cool!

"Smoke Signals", Martin Lee book reading

"Smoke Signals" is a social history of marijuana and MMJ. Martin Lee reads from his new book at Third Place Books, Ravenna, Seattle.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

#OccupyYourCamera: policing the police through your len(s)

My talk at ToorCamp Aug 2012 about my experiences videotaping arrests at #OccupySeattle in Oct 2011. Advice on how to photograph the police at demonstrations and protests.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Sushi, Bluefin Tuna & Sustainability



Eat with sustainability in mind. That includes the bluefin tuna you're about to eat.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

So Now the NSA Wants to Hire Hackers!

Keith Alexander tries to recruit hackers at DefCon. Good luck with that buddy.

I love the last sentence in this article.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Anonymous in Tampa @ RNC

Star Trek TNG Tricorder movie prop listed on eBay

Authentic Star Trek The Next Generation Tricorder movie prop listed on eBay. I won this in a contest from ThinkGeek. Honestly, I'm no Trekkie and was more interested in the rest of the prize, not this.

It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from PropStore.

Mahdi, the latest cyberweapon targeting the Middle East

Now it's Mahdi. This malware also targets the Middle East. What, the rest of the world is being ignored? The Chinese are so good we don't fit their stuff? Media bias?

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Cryptocat: secure messaging

Secure messaging, the cloud, and hacktivism. What's not to like? And tell me why this isn't going to be one of my next "projects"?

Cryptocat et al., in the cloud no less!

When will Obama do the right thing re: marijuana?

So we have yet-another-president who's smoked pot. Yet, none have the chutzpah to push for an end to the war on drugs. Come on now, legalize marijuana at the federal level and be done with it!

Read what Salon has to say. Sounds about right to me!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Today is Friday the 13th

July 13, 2012 is the third and last Friday the 13th this year.

Jane Fonda, former activist

Don't ya miss Jane Fonda, the activist? Now she's some muddled old lady without cause or passion.

Here are photos of Jane the Younger, the Jane Fonda of antiwar fame.

Come back Jane, we miss you. You're still cute and the Forces of Darkness are swirling around us. Come back. We have cookies!!!

DIY Particle Accelerator

Patrick Stevenson-Keating. You know, the guy who built his own particle accelerator. Yeah, that Patrick Stevenson-Keating.

Particle. Accelerator.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Breakdancing & Arthritis

I used to breakdance back in the day. Now I creak and groan when I get out of bed. I guess that means this commercial is targeting me.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Hitler & Cloud Computing


Nerd humor at its finest.

The History of #Anonymous (maybe)

Wired has a longish piece about the history of Anonymous. Whether completely true or even complete, it's an interesting read about our pals who aren't going anywhere. That's right: Anonymous is a fact of life. Deal with it!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Use Tor to Protect All of Us

Using Tor when you surf, if even for an hour at a time, strengthens the it for everyone. The more traffic in the Tor network, the harder it is to monitor and censor any one person. So try to use Tor at least some of the time when you surf.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

"Inception" Done Using Legos


Courtesy of Team Hourglass.

Surf Anonymously From a Flash Drive

Configure a flash drive for secure, anonymous surfing that protects your privacy. Download this ZIP file and install Tor, hardened versions of Chrome & Firefox, HTTPS Everywhere, and other tools on a flash drive.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

8bit Culture & Art Video

8-bit? I love chiptunes myself. And no, I never played the games that spawned 8bit culture.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Stuxnet = DuQu = Flame as in 'same authors'

Looks like Kaspersky Labs found proof the same group or related groups wrote Stuxnet, DuQu, and Flame. Given their common target and level of sophistication is it any surprise? This story isn't going to go away.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Zipline Anyone?

Nepal here I come!

How Strong Is Your Password? Find Out!

We all think we're so smart when we choose a password.

Then you get hacked. Or more accurately, one or more sites you visit gets hacked. And nowadays this isn't a theoretical threat, it's yesterdays' headlines.

Don't fool yourself: your password probably sucks. How badly does it suck? Use this online password strength calculator to learn just how weak (or strong) your password is.

The best part is that the venerable Steve Gibson not only lays out the math nicely he tutors us all on how to make really, really strong passwords.

I confess: I found out my set of passwords needs hardening. Lesson learned!

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Buddhist Shrines in Altoids Tins @ Seattle Mini Maker Faire



I displayed my Buddhist shrines in Altoids tins at Seattle Mini Maker Faire last weekend. Scott Lydon of Woot! was sufficiently impressed to take photos & write it up in the Woot! blog.

You'd think I would have taken photos but noooo...


My Altoids BBQ grill was a big hit too.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Raise Your Hand If You're Ready For IPv6

Today is IPv6 Day. 6/6, get it?

IPv4 addresses are in limited supply. IPv6 is coming but are you ready? Check now.

Confused? Then read this.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Americans, it's time to protect your computers

Apparently Americans don't know how to protect their computers. Either that or they're ignorant of the risks. Don't believe me? Look at the numbers.

If you leave your machine wide open, bad guys will abuse it. They install malware, viruses, and worse on your machine. Your computer will be part of their botnet. Evil things will happen on your computer without your knowledge.

Stop it.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Stuxnet, Duqu, now Flame

If you're anything like me news of Stuxnet and Duqu sent shivers up your spine. These two pieces of malware can only be called "cyber weapons". Sophisticated cyber weapons.

Now comes news of Flame, which a.) is centered in the Middle East especially Iran and b.) appears to be the work of the Stuxnet/Duqu crowd. Here are some of the first reports: #1   #2   #3

This is not good news. Life will never be the same again.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Udemy Course Press Release

There's a new course at Udemy, "Introduction to Tor" that covers The Onion Router, how Tor preserves privacy online, and an overview of the Tor network topology.

Here's the press release announcing this free Udemy course on Tor.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"An Introduction to Tor", a video talk



This is a talk I gave about Tor, The Onion Router. I discuss how Tor works, the topology, servers (bridges, relays, & exits), and just what Tor does and doesn't do.

I cover some of Tor's weaknesses and vulnerabilities and best practices.

JetCityOrange.com/tor/

Tor & Your Online Privacy



JetCityOrange.com/tor/

Making Music With Condoms!

Condoms as musical instruments! No, really.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Privacy, protect yours!

JetCityOrange.com/computer-security/

Wuala Offers Free Encrypted Cloud Storage

OK. Click here and get 6GB for free, instead of the usual 5GB, by signing up for Wuala. Safe, secure cloud storage. 256 bit AES secure.

Now read this to see what Alice & Bob can do with Wuala. An encrypted channel. Shared resources in the cloud. Auto-synchronizing computers. Friends and private groups.



Tell me, what would you do with Wuala...

Search Engines That Respect Your Privacy

Unlike Google there really are search engines that respect your privacy. Search engines that don't track, store, and sell your every move online. Try some of the search engines that respect your right to privacy online.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Volunteer to Run a Tor Relay

Tor, The Onion Router, is an anonymizing network that protects your identity and guards your privacy. Use it, or better yet, volunteer to run a Tor relay.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Geolocation Is Ratting You Out

Social media + your cell phone = no privacy

Post to Facebook, tweet, or do any one of number of seemingly innocent things and you give yourself up. Online services that use geolocation pinpoint you, probably more than you realize. How? Here's how.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Eve is Always Among Us: The Threat of Persistant Monitoring Online

SEATTLE 03may12 - JetCityOrange published a new white paper challenging us to admit that no digital conversation is private and we're being monitored more often than not. "Eve is Always Among Us, persistant montoring of our online traffic" outlines why we have little or no privacy online and why our threat models need to be thrown out.

As more of our life is shared, communicated, published and stored online we all need to take a hard look at how has access to what and why. Just because it's your phone in your pocket full of your data don't think you're the only one with access to all that personal data. On your phone or across wireless networks, nothing about your phone is private and only a knave thinks otherwise. Don't trust your phone.

Before 9/11 only bad guys were deemed worthy of wiretaps and electronic surveillance. The FBI handle domestic affairs, the NSA international, they did't like each other and certainly didn't cooperate. Now it's all about homeland security, the war on terror, and sacrificing privacy for security. In many ways fighting the war on terror makes all of us, American or not, suspects.

The National Security Agency has grown in mission, scope, and influence. Construction of a huge new data center is underway in Bluffdale UT (described by Wired.com ). "Eve is Always Among Us, persistant montoring of our online traffic" discusses what the expanded NSA mission means for all of us, why they're buidling such a large data center in the middle of nowhere, and speculates what they'll do with all the data they're sweeping up.

"Until quite recently, two people assumed they enjoyed a large degree of privacy by default. As our lives have moved online we've given up our privacy. It's time for us to adjust our thinking and behavior in response to our phone calls, email, tweets, and browsing being monitored, analyzed, and stuffed into databases. Databases we don't know about or have control over." says Jerry Whiting, JetCityOrange's publisher. "If you're not vigilant, if you don't act now to protect yourself, you'll forfeit control over your digital life. Learn and adapt."

"Eve is Always Among Us, persistant montoring of our online traffic" is available online: www.JetCityOrange.com/computer-security/eve-among-us.html This is one of several computer security related white papers covering topics like Tor and hiding computers from others.

JetCityOrange is a Seattle-based website. It features a number of resources including updates about computer security, hacking'n'cracking, encryption, cryptography, etc.: www.JetCityOrange.com/computer-security/ & www.JetCityOrange.com/computer-security/feed.xml

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Monday, April 30, 2012

The NSA Comes to Bluffdale, Utah That Is.

After the recent article in Wired, it's now an open secret that the NSA is building a huge data center in Bluffdale UT.

Why? I think one of its main goals is to crack AES. My two cents worth...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

How to reuse that old computer of yours...W

What about that old computer you have in the closet? Still works, too slow, tiny hard drive. But you just can't bring yourself to throw it out or put it on craigslist.

Here are some ideas for how you can put it to good use. JetCityOrange.com/recycle-old-computers

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Beijing, where is the Panchen Lama?

China kidnapped the Panchen Lama years ago. For those of you who don't know about him, he's one of the three leaders of Tibetan Buddhism along with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness the Karmapa.

Please take a minute and support the campaign to wrestle the truth out of Beijing: http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5380/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=10436

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Google Drive Rocks

Google Drive is a game changer and I say that as a Dropbox fanboy. There are already apps in Chrom Web Store and I'm keeping track of Google Drive hacks & plugins: www.JetCityOrange.com/google-drive/

Google Drive is a consumer front end to Google's plumbing. For free! 24/7 five 9's and free as in beer.

Google+ means nothing to me but sticking stuff in Google's cloud? OK! I'm assuming given how tightly it's tied to Gmail that it'll use HTTPS. Please oh please tell me I can grab a public URL for anything I stick up there. HTML & XML/RSS included. PLEEZE!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

NSA = Big Brother

Read all 4 sections of this article about the NSA spying on us. If you're not pissed and terrified when you’re done, yer not wired right.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Nicara, network virtualiation startup

Please oh please oh please tell me you’re going to make a flexible, elegant secure network, fully configurable independent of the hardware it runs on.

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/04/nicira/

Friday, April 13, 2012

Homemade Flavored Vodka Recipe Ideas


Infused vodkas are a.) easy to make b.) unique, one-of-a-kind bar ingredients c.) the key to kick ass cocktails d.) a reason to buy exotic fruit e.) a tasty way to get your drink on f.) all of the above.



Here's how I make infused vodka. Try it yourself and then tell me what you think.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Stuxnet, How It Got Inside Iran

The Stuxnet saga continues to unfold. Here's what some say is the way it infected Iran's centrifuges. How Stuxnet got inside.

Boobstagram Rules!

Look out Instagram, you've got competition. And from where I'm sitting Boobstagram wins hands down!

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

#Anonymous Is Now In China Too!

#Anonymous is now active in China too! This is excellent!

If there’s anyplace that needs a little hacktivism it’s the People’s Republic of China. Someone needs to stand up to the PLA and hand them the ass whoopin’ they deserve.

We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Expect us.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Computer Security, Hacks, & Crypto News Updates

Follow the latest news & updates about computer security, hacks'n'attacks, encryption, botnets, the NSA, and protecting your damn cell phone from Eve & Mallory. Set a bookmark: www.JetCityOrange.com/computer-security This page is continually updated.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

The NY Times claims Gu Kaiyuan is behind hack attacks targeting Tibetan activists among others.

Oh those silly Chinese...

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

Seattle Home to Uber-Geeks & Ultra Nerds

This may come as a surprise to some (not) but Seattle is home to many a geek. Even the Seattle Times caught on (duh).



Read all about it.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Vupen, Cyber Arms Merchants

Vupen are nothing more than cyber arms merchants, selling tools of evil to govts around the world. Selling to those with big bucks.

Don't worry: the NSA doesn't spy on American citizens, remember...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The NSA is Listening to Us

We all have reason to fear the NSA. They've long overstepped their bounds with no end in sight.

If reading this doesn't drive you to encryption I don't know what will.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Today is Pi Day!

Why is today Pi Day? Because it's 3/14, as in 3.14159265...

More pi?

Smartphohnes & Privacy

Your smartphone may be ratting you out. Giving you up. Dropping a dime on yer ass.

You better read up and get wise. Then take the appropriate action(s).

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Bar Code Tattoo Photo Gallery

Bar code tattoos are always popular. Given that I've worked with barcodes for 20+ years you'd think I'd have gotten a barcode tattoo by now.

But no. The closest I get is enjoying photos of other people's barcode tattoos.

Oh, and I'm not a tattoo stalker. I'm inked. It's just not a barcode tat.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Tajikistan Blocks Facebook So I've Mirrored the Article

Tajikistan is censoring the web including blocking Facebook because of an unflattering article about government. So I've taken it upon myself to mirror that page on JetCityOrange. Remind me to do sh*t like this more often.

If you know anyone in Tajikistan or thereabouts please pass this link on.

JetCityOrange.com/tajikistan/

Monday, February 27, 2012

African Hacker Resources

Here's a map of tech hubs in Africa. Things like hackerspaces, incubators, university technology centers, and more.

I hope this is not only a beacon to what's going on now but inspiration for others as well.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Buddhist Tattoo Photo Gallery

Looking for tattoos with a Buddhist theme? Ink on Buddhists? I have a collection of photographs of different types of tattoos with Buddhist themes.

These are pictures of people's tattoos gleaned from Flickr. Things like Om, Om mani padme hum, Buddha's, etc.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bryan Whiting Talks About Tim Schafer on Kickstarter

Hear Bryan Whiting talk about Double Fine Adventure, Tim Schafer's Kickstarter project.

Game developer Tim Schafer is breaking all kinds of records on Kickstarter and Bryan discusses who he is and why the big bucks.

Monday, February 13, 2012

JetCityOrange is now on Pinterest (finally)

I've been reading about Pinterest for some time now. I realized it's something you have to do to get. Standing on the sidelines isn't playing the game.

If nothing else, Pinterest seems to be different not yet-another me too wanna be. So, I joined. Now JetCityOrange is on Pinterest.

Let the games begin!

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Seattle Police Dept. & #OccupySeattle

As many of you know, I'm deep into the #Occupy movement. My early involvement with #OccupySeattle including but was not limited to videotaping arrests as a witness. Long story short, I edited out one instance of police action that was a.) not representative of the Seattle Police Department and b.) outside of acceptable behavior by a police officer IMHO. I filed a formal complaint through OPA even though the action wasn't directed at me. Today I have the opportunity to sit down with the officer in question along with a mediator. The happy conclusion? The officer and I shared openly and honestly. We watched the video I shot. Officer JL was honest, forthright, and professional, and for that, I thank him from the bottom of my heart.

Om mani padme hum!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Twitter Boycott Alternative: foneFrame

If you're concerned about Twitter (#TwitterBlackout, #TwitterCensored, #J28) try using foneFrame as an alternative. Your own and control your own site, files are stored on your machine, and it includes a digital fingerprint (SHA-256 HMAC) for authentication.

Best of all? Your site's files are uploaded to Dropbox where they're hosted for free! That's right: your files on your machine under your control hosted for free.

Try foneFrame for free.

Friday, January 20, 2012

foneFrame Kickstarter project video

Here's the video for the foneFrame Kickstarter project.

foneFrame is now a Kickstarter project!

foneFrame, the mobile web framework, is now a Kickstarter project. foneFrame is a suite of tools that makes creating making web pages easy.

foneFrame is a set of templates, two web apps, and a even a skin for Twitter. Find out more about foneFrame & Kickstarter.

Monday, January 09, 2012

The Chinese Attack Tor

I'm a big fan of Tor and run both a bridge & a relay. Here's bad news but it sounds like a fix is in the works. More evidence why we need to keep our eyes on the Chinese. https://blog.torproject.org/blog/knock-knock-knockin-bridges-doors

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Simple key & password techniques

Learn about salts and nonces, used to strengthen weak keys with a simple key lengthening technique using a dollar bill, or three.

Avoid Facial Recognition Software

Wary of CCTV cameras coupled with facial recognition software? You should be.

Wondering how you can obscure your face in public to thwart such efforts? Here's how.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

New Year's Eve Fireworks at Seattle Space Needle (video)

The Space Needle hosts a fireworks display on New Year’s Eve and the 4th of July every year.

Here’s video the fireworks New Year’s Eve 2011, welcoming in 2012. Video by Carter Films in Seattle WA.