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

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 [ ] 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 [ ], by night he's the character behind JetCityOrange [ ].

For more information contact: - Ada Technical Books [ 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


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.