I got a new job

If you’re a regular reader, you know my employer furloughed me at the start of April. It was due to bad economic conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. I later learned the entire project that I had been working on for a year and a half got canceled. A few people who worked on that… Continue reading I got a new job

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another reason to love Firefox: DoH

Ever heard of DNS-over-HTTPS? I hadn’t, but the engineers at Firefox have been working hard to implement it in their web browser. It’s another way they’re fighting the good fight to make the web secure. Here is their page explaining how it works: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-dns-over-https If you use Firefox and live in the US, this will… Continue reading another reason to love Firefox: DoH

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Mozilla – *privacy not included

I suspect most of you are doing a lot of internet video calls these days. Some providers of those services take security and privacy way more seriously than others. Here is a good guide on how they stack up, from a trustworthy and unbiased source. Mozilla – *privacy not included — Read on foundation.mozilla.org/en/privacynotincluded/categories/video-call-apps/

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what a day

April 2, 2020. It’s been a memorable and unusual day. First, I got furloughed from my job. It’s essentially an unpaid and indefinite leave of absence. I’m still an employee, and still get my employee benefits. But I don’t get paid. This doesn’t surprise me too much. Obviously, the economy is in trouble right now,… Continue reading what a day

goodbye and good riddance, Facebook, Inc.

It’s done. I just deleted my Facebook and Instagram accounts. It was fun for a few years, but the relationship turned sour after one of us started lying to the other, then pretended to take steps to improve but just kept lying. Separation took a few months of planning and preparation. Here’s the blog post… Continue reading goodbye and good riddance, Facebook, Inc.

visit me more securely now

I just finished upgrading all my websites so they use HTTPS, and automatically redirect people to the https:// URL. So now when you come visit Todd Bradley’s Galaxy, your browsing experience will be more secure. Here are my sites that have been securified: https://toddbradley.com https://lookslikeimgoingnowhere.com https://ascromintended.com https://derbyverse.com Speaking of security, are you using Firefox (or… Continue reading visit me more securely now

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MacBook Pro battery recall

Earlier this week I learned about a recall of MacBook Pro computers from 2015. So I went here to read more: https://support.apple.com/15-inch-macbook-pro-battery-recall And I learned that my personal laptop is part of the recall! I wonder if they were going to proactively contact me, since Apple know that computer belongs to me and where to… Continue reading MacBook Pro battery recall

Colorado Department of Transportation cyberattack, and Doritos

CDOT, the Colorado Department of Transportation, was the victim of a cyberattack that cost millions of dollars last year. They refused to pay the ransom requested, and instead had their technical people working “20 hour shifts” to try to dig them out of the mess, which apparently took about a month. First off, anyone who’s… Continue reading Colorado Department of Transportation cyberattack, and Doritos

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