May 252014
 
The downside of automatic CAPTCHA plugins: aiding the enemy (spammers)

Over 60% of all visitors to the average website are non-human. Many of these are automatic spam robots. These so called bots post comments with […]

May 162014
 
The best known bots , spiders, crawlers visiting your website in 2014

I have compiled several lists of names of bots, spiders and crawlers so they can easily be pasted into a filter of a traffic counter […]

Apr 282014
 
Centralized power: How I became god

A poem about decentralized versus centralized power, freedom, liberty, control of the evolving internet, information and democracy. How I became god Hi, my name is […]

Feb 232012
 
How to fix the JMB38x memory card reader in Linux / Ubuntu

As a supporter of the fantastic free (open source) operating system Ubuntu (a common variety of Linux), I like to help the community with (hopefully) […]

Feb 162012
 
How to add or change an icon in Ubuntu / Linux

Open Source Software like Linux is a great way to get an idea of what humans can accomplish – and provide for free – outside […]

Feb 122012
 
Dirty, Soft Science - a New Obstacle to Finding Truth ?

In recent decades, fuelled by the need for never-ending economic growth in the post world war 2  economic paradigm, science has become “soft” or “semi-science”. […]

Oct 312011
 
How to get your Huawei E173 mobile broadband modem to work on Ubuntu

This may help some people: Here is how I got a new mobile broadband connection to work with Huawei E173. It replaces my older Huawei […]

Oct 212011
 

One of the consequences of decades of growing corporatism – governments in bed with large corporations – is the unbelievable power of the pharmaceutical industry. […]

Oct 132011
 
Electronic voting machines - Is hacking US democracy possible? A short review.

Electronic voting machines have the potential to destroy any democracy quickly and silently. By handing over the power of the people to the hands of […]

Aug 102011
 

If you have just become a member of technorati.com, you are probably trying to get your  new blog  some visitors and can hardly wait. Although […]

Aug 052011
 

Some printers simply use ink just to clean their printer heads. This already adds significantly to ink consumption. Moreover, the wasted ink accumulates in the […]