Gary Starkweather, Inventor of the Laser Printer at Xerox, died on December 26 2020 at the age of 81 RIP, Charles Thacker, one of the lead hardware designers on the Xerox Alto, the first modern personal computer, and co-Inventor Of Ethernet networking (with Bob Metcalf) died after a brief illness on June 12, 2017. He was 74. RIP Ken Olsen, who cofounded Digital Equipment Corp. and built it into the second-largest computer company in the nation by creating small but powerful machines called minicomputers, died Feburary 6, 2011.He was 84. RIP Gary Kildall, who's been called the father of the personal computer, because he devised a computer-operating system known as CP/M and founded Digital Research, Inc. (DRI).. He died July 11, 1994 at the age of 52. RIP Raymond Noorda American computer businessman and CEO of Novell (1982-1994) passed away on October 9, 2006. He was 82. RIP Larry Tesler, Computer Scientist Who Created Cut, Copy, and Paste, Dies At 74 Monday February 17, 2020 RIP Elyse Rosenstein, 69, died suddenly on February 20th. With Joyce Yasner, Joan Winston, Linda Deneroff and Devra Langsam, she organized the very first Star Trek convention, held in New York City in 1972.RIP J. C. R. or "Lick" Licklider a computer scientist who is considered one of the most important figures in computer science and general computing history Died:June 26, 1990 RIP William (Bill) English, Engineer Behind 'The Mother of All Demos', and the computer mouse, died Sunday July 26, 2020 at age 91 RIP Frances "Fran" Allen, a pioneer in the world of computing, the first female IBM Fellow and the first woman to win the Turing Award, died on August 4, 2020, the day of her 88th birthday. RIP Computer scientist Russell A. Kirsch, the inventor of the pixel and an undisputed pioneer of digital imaging, passed away on Tuesday in his Portland home from complications arising from a form of Alzheimer's disease. He was 91 years old. RIP Ann Syrdal, a psychologist and computer science researcher who helped develop synthetic voices that sounded like women, laying the groundwork for such modern digital assistants as Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa, died on July 24 at her home in San Jose, Calif. She was 74.RIP Boardwatch/EVTV Founder Jack Rickard Dies Sunday September 06, 2020 at Age 65 RIP Norman Abramson, one of the pioneers behind wireless networks, has died Friday December 11, 2020 he was 88 RIP.Edmund Clarke, 2007 Winner of the Turing Award, Dies of Covid-19 on Sunday December 27, 2020. RIP David Boggs, an electrical engineer and computer scientist who helped create Ethernet, the computer networking technology that connects PCs to printers, other devices and the Internet in offices and homes, died on Feb. 19 in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 71.RIP. Intel announced Friday that Gordon Moore, Intel's co-founder, has died at the age of 94, Friday March 24, 2023 RIP Kevin Mitnick, Hacker and CyberSecurity Consultant died from pancreatic cancer on Sunday July 16, 2023 at age 59 RIP, Monday August 21, 2023 John Warnock, co-founder and ex-CEO of Adobe, creator of the Postscript language and the PDF format, has died at the age of 82. RIP Dennis Austin, the principal software developer of PowerPoint, passed away from lung cancer on Sept. 1, 2023 RIP Molly E. Holzschlag passed away on September 5, 2023, at the age of 60. She was known as "the fairy godmother of the web" for her pioneering work in online design and open standards. RIP John Walker, programmer and co-founder of AutoDesk, has passed away. 1949-February 2, 2024. RIP Writers Page

 

 

RIP Adam Hobach, 1978-2023, President Cyberlynk Network

 

The Insider

Writer website

"In a Time of Universal Deceit — Telling the Truth Is a Revolutionary Act, and this kind of Courage becomes Contagious"

This is where you will find my essays, stories and novels.

 

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." Albert Einstein

Readers beware, these essays may interest, inform, enlighten, enrich, amuse you, dispel myths, theories and speculation,  annoy, agitate, anger, infuriate, and even aggravate you with reality.

It seems to me that we are at a time where we are lacking civil reason and factual debate in this county. Our two party political system is supposed to, and previously did, provide for some measure of the exchange of ideas and compromises based in good faith and on a common understanding of verifiable facts. Now we can’t even agree on facts, although just like the study of the sciences, facts are a bit stubborn as they are not dependent on whether or not you believe them. We seem to be information rich, yet knowledge and wisdom poor. Foresight flows from the latter two, and not the first.

These essays represent knowledge, insights and expertise gained from experience and based on factual information. The wisdom and foresight parts are up to the reader. You can think of these essays as crib notes for your busy lives. More than anything, I strive to be factual, accurate, sincere, and honest using the scientific method of linking the original source material directly to the essay.

If you take the blue pill, and create and live in your own reality, you will be constantly challenged and confronted by the actuality of and conflicts with the real world around you. These continuous conflicts may lead you to magical thinking, a belief in the false constructs of the supernatural, the coming of a rapture, and the hope of a better afterlife. But this world will ultimately leave you feeling a hopelessness and depression resulting for many in alcoholism, drug addiction and suicide. The human mind is like a boomerang in that if you throw it too far, it may not come back.

If however you take the red pill as I suggest you do, you will need to actively deal with the complex, dirty, and often confusing and disgusting world around you. This will eventually lead you to the obvious conclusion that you need to become engaged to try to make the world around you a better place in any way you can. This is of course a responsibility you have as a human being, because if you are not here to make the world a better place, then why are you here? To use a metaphor, you cannot feed all the birds during the winter, but you can feed the one’s in your backyard. And so can your neighbor and their neighbors and so on.

I know, I know, there is too much out there for you to care about these days. You are being bombarded with information, misinformation, and disinformation. As a result, you now have too many browser tabs open, so to speak. You are being subjected to the theft and misuse of your personal information by dystopian surveillance machines disguised as your personal devices. Your memory is almost full, and your brain computer feels like it is about to crash with a BSoD (Blue Screen of Death). Beyond your currently open tabs for taking care of yourself and your family, in these essays I will give you a few important tabs I think you should keep open...at least for a while.

Lefty Insider

Short stories:

Expendable

Fiasco

Cars

Baseball

Demon Mouse

While you were away

While you were away-compromised second draft

A Microsoft Windows Short Story

Background of a Progressive

Novels:

The Insider: A novel

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The Cozening: A novel

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The Insider Goes Deep

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Encyclopedia Cyberspacia

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Social

A Sad Story

Whataboutism

Fix the Immigration System Now!

Tuition Free Postsecondary Education

Revolution

Free Julian Assange

Stop the Endless Wars

Fix the Tax System

 War (What is it good for)

Free Chelsea Manning

Imagine…No Wars

Free Jeremy Hammond

The Corruption of America's Pastime

Free Reality Winner

How Every Empire Falls

About Organized Religion

TCW Manifesto

Covid-19 Call to Action

Covid-19 Testing

Reality Check Time!

Back to Basics

A Caravan of Fools

We can all do better

BLM

Bigots

White Privilege

Things I have learned

Stupidity is not a Superpower

The Texas Fiasco

Delusion is a mental illness

My own personal Internet story

Why always the Stick and never the Carrot

The Current American Application of The Rule of Law

On the refugees at our border

The Internet

Technology

A Series of Tubes?

Net Neutrality (video)

Sony Technologies (video)

Medieval Tech Support (video)Internet Help Desk (video)

"The Speech" about the Internet

"You. Can. Break. The. Internet"

Moss Introduces Jen To The Internet

Delete your Facebook account

Stop using Google

Broadband Internet for All

Free the Internet

Configure Windows 10 To Work, Kind of

Save the Internet Act of 2019

Stop being Surveilled!

How to Avoid Ransomware

Think you are Safe in the Cloud?

Secure our Voting Machines

What is Digital Currency?

What the heck is a Blockchain?

What the heck is 5G?

What is the Dark Web all about?

The 10 most dangerous tech companies

Facial Recognition is Evil

Autonomous Computers

Do Computer monitors emit radiation?

Is Radiation from Wi-Fi Dangerous?

Dear Spectrum

Dear, Dear Spectrum (The Sequel)

Dear, Dear, Dear Spectrum (A Trilogy now)

Spectrum Speed Test Data

Dear, Dear, Dear, Dear Spectrum

Ok Spectrum It’s Time To Cut the Shit

Yet more about Charter /Spectrum

Yet more test data

The Internet is just like a pizza pie?

Is a smartphone a computer?

Technologies Microsoft _forgot_ to mention at Build 2023

 

 


Political

Medicare for All

Redistricting

Redistricting Part 2

My TRUMPRANT

It could have been nice, Amtrak

Second Amendment Delusion

Voting Should be a Birthright in America

Digital Literacy

Pardon Edward Snowden 

Rank Choice Voting

Profiles in Cowardice 

Cut the Defense Department funding

Gun Sanctuary Laws

Polinomic Cleansing

Domestic terrorists

Rural Broadband

Apartheid

The Statue of Liberty is sailing out to sea


 Other Essays and Books

Social

A Second Bill of Rights 

RFK-On the Mindless Menace of Violence  

WHO'S ON FIRST?  

Ed Snowden - European Union testimony

Declaration of the Occupation of New York City  

Thoughts by Michael Moore

Civil Disobedience

Beyond Vietnam

Industrial Society and Its Future

Pandemic-I-The-First-Modern-Pandemic

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Technology

Declaration-for-the-Future-for-the-Internet

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace 

The Hacker Manifesto

Guerilla Open Access Manifesto

The Augmented Social Network 

 Telecom Book of Broken Promises 

$200 Billion Broadband Scandal 

Configure The Windows 7 "To Work"

Configure Windows 8 To Work, Kind of 

Computer Lib_Dream Machines 

technocreep 

Encryption Works by Micah Lee

America’s Broadband Heroes by Matt Larsen 

2019 Intel and Asus Training 

2020 Intel Business Desktop Solutions 

Contract-for-the-Web 

Cypherpunks  

The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto

THE CYPHERNOMICON

The Matrix

Bitcoin: A P2P Electronic Cash System whitepaper

SMART CONTRACTS

A NEXT GENERATION SMART CONTRACT

Runaround

The Dynamo and the Computer

HACKER CRACKDOWN

Nathan Myhrvold-Roadkill on Info Hwy

Bill Gates-Tidal Wave

Bill Gates - Challenges and Strategy

Bill Gates - Dislikes MS Tech Support

Bill Gates AN OPEN LETTER TO HOBBYISTS

 Bill Gates The Internet Tidal Wave 

Network Monitoring for Dummies

The 2014 Internet Peering Playbook

The Tinkering's of Robert Noyce Esquire Magazine

How U.S. Companies& Partisans Hack

Democracy  to Undermine Your Voice

Moore's Law for Everything

As we may think-Vannevar Bush

SelectedPapers1977 Ted Nelson

Ted Nelson and Hypertext

Information Management Proposal Tim Berners-Lee CERN

American National-Cybersecurity-Strategy

CSI_BEST_PRACTICES_FOR_SECURING_YOUR_HOME_NETWORK

2022-Fixed-Measuring-Broadband-America-Report

MBA Report_Technical-Appendix-fixed-2022

Communication in a world of pervasive surveillance

JOINT_CSA_TOP_TEN_CYBERSECIRITY MISCONFIGURATIONS

foia-consumer-468 complaints-08292017-565-577-less-than-advertised-speed.pdf

foia-consumer-1021 complaints-08242017-565-577-less-than-advertised-speed.pdf

Bruce Kushnick of NNI speech

Political

NYU 2020 Election Report 

DHS FBI-analysis-of Russian hackers 

Glenn Greenwald’s Book "No Place to Hide" documents

Accessing Russian 2016 election activities  

The Port Huron Statement

Profiles in Courage Essay Contest Winner

Mind Your Own Business Act of 2019

Rightwing Extremism

All Assange Evidence Files Compilation (PDF)