Restoring Lost Domains

A Podcast On A Previous Domain In about 2015/2016, my wife and I conceived of an idea to have an online podcast show. We decided to call it Nearly Sacred. As I mentioned on another post on this site, that website was attacked and then the domain was stolen. Keep in mind, this happened before Trump and de-platforming had become a common occurrence. The podcast discussed sacred matters such as things hidden and plain sight as well as the daily news and speculated on whether something may or may not be a conspiracy theory.

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Useful Astrology Software in the Open Source World

Open Source Astrology Software I have, in studying the realms of astrology, come across different programs or had cause to use one more so than another. I have always felt since the universe gives you your chart for free, the basic information ought to be available for free. Analysis, of course, requires expertise and experience. Such a thing is something that does not come for free since such a skill set is acquired at the expense of time.

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The Art of Starting New Things

The Web In The Beforetime In the later 90’s, the web was a place where people created things. There were no firm rules or search engine rankings or Twitter identities to incorporate. Rather, there were people making and creating and writing about matters they loved. There was no expectation for any of those creations to “do anything” and yet the result was that much of what was created was a remarkable well of knowledge from which one could find all manner of facts and inspiration.

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Domains, Nearly Sacred, and Stolen Things

Is It Flattery When People Steal Your Stuff? More than a few times in my life, I have been stolen from. The usual remedy for when people steal from you is to take them to court. Of course, that assumes you want to pay money for attorneys and court fees. It likewise assumes you believe the court is or will be just. I stopped making that assumption long ago in the case of courts sanctioned by men.

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The Year the Status Quo Broke Into Itty Bitty Pieces

Flashback to Twelve Years Ago Or So… Picture this, if you will. A man sits in a basement surrounded by decently nice computer equipment. In his monitor he begins to type on his blog, which in 2008 is a “fairly big deal”. The lines he pecks out read “I believe America could be made Great Again.”. Indeed, such a man would perhaps be caught in the machinations of fate unwittingly. The slogan is self-evident and not especially novel, but no one is saying it.

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The Contributor Covenant--Why I Find It Offensive

The Contributor Covenant Programmers have a history of having what are often vitrolic exchanges–especially in coding communities. Not that long ago, there was an exchange of what amounted to verbal fisticuffs which resulted in a virtual Emily Post for programmers in open source. So what’s the big deal with that? Well, mainly that many open source projects snatched it up as part of their platform for contribution which means if you want to contribute to their platform, you have to adopt this quasi-metaphysical-pseudo-religious code of conduct along with your contribution.

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How To Do Nothing Well Sample Chapter

Preface To How To Do Nothing Well So much has happened since the last time I wrote about this topic. I had thought that when I had developed my last methodology that I had found the structure that would remain immutable since variations of it had existed for a very long time. Little did I know that the structure had already been changed by the time I discovered the previous one.

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Why There is No DRM on My Books

DRM (Digital Rights Management) Sucks As an author I like to make money. I do not like to make money for the sake of making money, but because making money allows me to address other needs in my life that ultimately allow me to then come back and write more. The money is the lubrication by which my life flows more smoothly such that writing can be a natural fruit.

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How To Do Nothing Well Sample Chapter

Introduction To How To Do Nothing Well Meditation is a discipline that has remained fairly consistent over time. The image of a guru with his fingertips touching or the palms of his hands overlapped is a widely recognized icon. Yet, most meditation centers on focusing on the breathing, and not much else. This is certainly a beneficial meditation, but it is not a meditation that most people will be able to do much with, other than notice their breath, which is important.

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Doh and Cloudflare

Doh and Cloudflare I suppose that it should not be surprising that my first post here appertains to technology. After all, freedom of speech and the internet and writing are eternally yoked to one another until some other medium replaces the internet. Troublingly, under the guise of “better security” we find ourselves being coerced and somewhat “forced” to adopt technological solutions. The rollout of Mozilla using Cloudflare for DoH requests by default via Firefox on September the 11th of this year is such a solution.

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JB Schirtzinger

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