I am back in Tidewater, visiting my recuperating mother, and my grandfather who came up to visit.
It is strange being here, certainly.
I’m also prepping for Shmoocon next weekend, and tying up loose ends from yet another rebuild on this server.
I can’t find a lot of what I wrote between 2015 and 2o18.
I have SQL dumps that I can pick through, but I really haven’t had the energy or patience to do it.
I am still trying, too, to really pull out everything I’d put in for a job search during my periods of unemployment.
I really do love where I work, now. I wish I was healthier so I could move off on to something they’re doing that’s different than what I’ve done since 2005.
I got distracted just now by a friend on Facebook appealing to the usual sources for fact-checking before posting of stories.
Um. Okay. So only check facts from sites that are biased as hell before you share something. Perhaps SPLC should have been on that list.
It did distract me from something else I wanted to talk about the Apple backup story.
At first, I was disturbed by this, what with AG Barr’s misguided attempts to have backdoors engineered into encryption.
That, of course, was a bit of a knee-jerk response. I’d missed the part about these backup sets being store on an iCloud Drive.
Wanna keep shit suparsekret? Encrypt it yourself, and store it on physical media under your control.
Yes, that Apple made the decision after FBI pressure bothers me, but it doesn’t change the fact that it is technically-possible to keep whatever it is you have from prying eyes, government or otherwise.