Category Archives: Ramblings

CrashPlan for Home: disputing renewal with credit-card co.

I renewed CrashPlan less than two months ago. Given CrashPlan’s refusal to refund my renewal fee now that they’re shutting down and have therefore broken their home backup service, I’ve no choice but to dispute the renewal charge with the credit card company.

Cybersecurity sales reps without a clue story of the day

I attended “SecureWorld Boston” for two days last week. Overall, it was a disappointment. I attended primarily for the educational opportunities, but the extended track I chose was less useful than I’d hoped, and I didn’t find the other presentations I attended particularly compelling. Overall, not worth my time. There was, of course, a big… Read More »

Lying about lying with statistics

“Most people lie a lot—roughly two to three times during a ten-minute conversation, studies show.” If you find that claim hard to believe, your bullshit detector is in good working order!

Notes from a trip to Mohican State Park, Perrysville, Ohio

My wife and I recently vacationed at Mohican State Park in Perrysville, Ohio. we stayed at the Lodge, which I recommend, and spent our time walking, hiking, and exploring the area. I enjoyed getting to see the Pleasant Hill Dam close up. We saw eagles (including juvenile bald eagles), hawks, vultures, woodchucks, deer, prairie-dogs, dragonflies,… Read More »