(A Beginners’ Guide To Reclaiming Online Privacy)

[Last Updated: 2021.08.01]

There were problems that arose with the original post of this, because … at something over forty-one thousand words … every time I made edits and saved it, my account would get suspended whilst under investigation, because it…

Well, well, well …

It appears there has been some confusion on the part of some … some of whom appear to be thick as a brick, with the word ‘JOKE’ painted on it, smashed into their face ¹ … re some of my more deadpan satire.

So, in the…

Many (I often wonder if not actually most) so-called, self-professed developers today are nothing of the sort.

Back in my day, your IDE was a text editor (anything from EMACS to Notepad) … and an API (if you even got one) was a document listing the libraries installed…

And a total total one at that.

Total Recall, 1990
Red Dwarf — Rimmer: “You are a total, total …”

I’ve had to advise someone to uninstall an app I recommended.

To whit: Recoll.

The problems with desktop search are the impact upon:

  1. system performance ¹
  2. privacy ²
  3. security ³

I’ve got some seriously heavyweight tools available to me when I want to play around with music (not least Cubase).

And when it comes to audio, there’s not much I can’t do with Acid — there’s a reason samplepacks are listed as being acidized.

But I…

Where Angels Fear

There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live and too rare to die.

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