2018 Voting Machine Logic and Accuracy Testing

August 6th, 2018, the Canvassing Board of Charlotte County met to conduct the Logic and Accuracy (L&A) testing of our county voting machines. This is a mandated test by Florida Statute 101.5612 and the test was publicly announced as required. Notification was delivered to the Charlotte County Democrats and also posted on CharlotteVotes.com. These tests […]

Second Sight

Almost two months ago I wrote a pretentious post titled First Light. I bought a Dell scratch-and-dent with Windows 10, and I decided I’d give Windows a try again. I tried to sugarcoat it with some flowery language and a telescope analogy. Well, that didn’t last long. Windows 10 is extremely frustrating. I couldn’t bring […]

Cortana knows more about you than…

Cortana knows more about you than: Your spouse Your parents Your friends The NSA (unless you are targeted) Yourself Here are some honest questions for other Windows 10 users. Did you read and understand what Cortana does? Would you give all this information to anyone else? Your lawyer? Your therapist? Your friends? But we give […]

First Light

From Wikipedia: In astronomy, first light is the first use of a telescope (or, in general, a new instrument) to take an astronomical image after it has been constructed. … The first light image is normally of little scientific interest and is of poor quality, since the various telescope elements are yet to be adjusted […]

Critical Measures to Keep Your PACS Secure

A recent article by a McAfee employee stated that more than 1100 PACS systems are currently exposed to the public internet and can be relatively easily accessed to the extent that intruders can retrieve and upload images with few problems. In doing research for his article, he did just that. The fact that certain image files were […]

Google Drive Review

Google Drive is very basic. It’s sufficient to quickly capture, crop, dewarp and save a PDF from a physical document using your phone camera.