The Golden Braid

Weaving Wonderful Worlds

We have to get out of here

In my search for life, I have found……MY NAVEL!
In all seriousness though, I have meant to start one of these again for a number of years…I think back then it was called a journal. I don’t know, it could be a silent J. yurnal.

I know the common frequency of blog posting is something less of a bell curve and more of a polynomial plot (all my statisticians in the house say WHAT!), so I am here to assure you all that I intend to uphold this time honored tradition….heaven only knows my attention span has waned as I round the dead man’s curve and careen headlong towards my golden years.


Current Reading:
“History of New York” – Washington Irving as “Diedrich Knickerbocker”
“Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character)” – Richard Feynman


December 18, 2005 Posted by | Daily thoughts | Leave a comment

Senate Rejects Patriot Act Extension


Go Feingold!

The only one rational enough not to knee-jerk after 9/11 has certainly solidified his position.  I may not agree with his near-Socialist health care stances but he has almost earned my backing with this, his second move against the Patriot Act.

Read he article below for further details:

Senate Rejects Patriot Act Extension.

December 18, 2005 Posted by | Daily thoughts, Politics | Leave a comment

It has begun.


I’ve been looking for a solution like this for years now. Its a peer-to-peer VPN that easily handles NAT firewall transversal! It essentially works by using an outside handshaking node to establish an encrypted tunnel much like IPSEC or SSH. Sounds confusing right? Well, its not… it is virtually zero-config and best of all FREE!

I haven’t been able to find a problem with it yet, its cryptographically solid from the ground up (so far)… give it a shot, use it to get to your home network from work, or create your own virtual darknet. Or just email me to join mine.

Go get Hamachi!

December 18, 2005 Posted by | Daily thoughts, technology | Leave a comment