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A place for screaming at clouds, raising a ruckus, and general "putting-it-out-there"-ness.


Just some musings about all this rampant conspiracy theory balderdash....

1 Sep 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Archangel

Conspiracy theory-ism, as far as I can tell, is virtually indistinguishable from religion. It is a search for answers by the intellectually desperate-- those who cannot accept chaos as a justification for grave misfortune; those who, when faced with...

Be careful when implementing VPN in your privacy or security solution

7 Feb 2022 1 minute read 4 comments Archangel

Privacy-minded peeps>   Many VPN companies address (or prey upon) growing concerns of privacy on the internet. A vast majority of those companies provide little more (or sometimes less) protection than what a standard user already has in place.   As...

Art and the balance of harmony and competition

26 Jul 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Archangel

For context, this is my response to a post elsewhere about whether or not editing photographs from a photo shoot was good practice.  The OP was wondering if models or photographers had strong opinions on working with someone who edited versus working...

Combatting the misunderstandings of crypto, a brief conversation

11 Jan 2021 4 minute read 0 comments Archangel

I recently had an enlightening conversation with a friend that I thought I should share.  Keep in mind that this friend is having a lot of problems with finances, especially with the pandemic playing havoc with their income.  There is background to s...

Credentialing: How many "pieces of flair" are required for actual competence?

6 Dec 2020 7 minute read 3 comments Archangel

For anyone not catching the Office Space reference, the joke in the movie was that Joanna (Jennifer Anniston) was told that she needed to attach a minimum of 15 pieces of flair to her uniform as part of company policy, however, she is later pulled as...

No love...

20 Sep 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Archangel

Quarantine Pro tip: Laugh at your own jokes.

Further expanding on the issue of crowdfunding fraud

16 Apr 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Archangel

Some of this has been stated already, but I wanted to place here a clearer template for others who might have avenues of action at their disposal. It is important that platforms such as Kickstarter not escape accountability any more than project crea...

Ecotourism: Being a Traveling Custodian of the Global Community and the Planet that Hosts It

30 Jan 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Archangel

For those of us who are trying to experience the natural and cultural diversity around the world as much as possible through travel and tourism, please bear in mind that there are organizations that can assist in helping provide a conscientious means...

Crowdfunding Needs Clarity from the Crowd

30 Jan 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Archangel

As many of you may know about me, I am huge proponent of crowd-based things. I am not a fan of Kickstarter or its connections to Amazon, but I consider it more of a "muttering under my breath while still putting up with it" sort of relationship. Howe...