Tag: society

  • Ontario Cannabis is first past the post for PIPEDA breach disclosure

    Ontario Cannabis is first past the post for PIPEDA breach disclosure

    So Nov 1 the new breach notification requirements came online. I was wondering who would have the honour of the first, and, it seems it might be OCS (wiki). In the CBC story they blame the post office, just like in Friends. Interestingly tho, one can reverse engineer the customer size. In the article they say ‘4500 […]

  • My LED bulb saga: a chart to show the consumption

    My LED bulb saga: a chart to show the consumption

    In 2017 I declared war on my incandescent bulbs. Lets take a look at the progress removing those incandescent and halogen bulbs has done. The ‘peak’ usage (~4700kWh) occurred in a month someone (who shall remain nameless) left the sauna on for several days, so lets ignore that. But, lets take a look later. The […]

  • The election that ended open source?

    Curious. Checkout the WhiteHouse github. See how (nearly) all the repo the last commit is in Oct/Nov 2016? The exception seems to be this page turner, containing such gems as: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) to advance the consolidation and optimization of the Federal Government’s inventory of data centers. […]

  • Radon is November month. Or something like that. Check early, check often

    Radon is November month. Or something like that. Check early, check often

    Its national radon month here in the great white north. They estimate 21, 100 Canadians will die of lung cancer this year, 3000 of those because of Radon. Have you gone and bought your Radon monitor yet? You, yes you, need one if you have a basement or ground floor to your house. If you […]

  • The fastest hacking tool in the world is a microphone

    The fastest hacking tool in the world is a microphone

    People freeze up when a microphone is thrust in their face. They shut down the though processes and go with it. Lets see about passwords. They should be: Not a pet’s name nor related to your age Not be where you are from Not shared with strangers on the street Lets see how these random […]