I have used Google Drive and Dropbox for quite sometime without any encryption, and thought nothing of it. That is until this whole N.S.A. thing cropped up.
I had previously installed and played with OwnCloud and found it be quite nice. It doesn’t have all of the options that Dropbox or Google Drive have, but for off the grid cloud hosting, it’s pretty damn nice!
One thing I wanted to have with my OwnCloud was encryption to all my files. I found that OwnCloud has an app for that! So I’ve enabled it and got it all working.
That got me thinking, even though there are a lot of services out there offering encrypted cloud file hosting, I still don’t entirely trust them.. So, what I’ve decided to do is offer 5GB of free Cloud file hosting. I have limited it to just 15 people though. Mainly because, unlike the big guys, I don’t have endless amounts of Data Storage. Just email dwalker at merval dot org asking for a cloud hosting account.
So, it’s that season again, it’s beginning to heat up outside and it’s nearing the 4th of July. Naturally, people are going to shoot off fireworks, whether it’s for the amusement of their children or themselves.
I can relate to the frustrations of fireworks going off until the wee hours of the next day, and having a sleepless night because of it, but what Corey A. Moulton did, is absolutely uncalled for.
Corey A. Moulton is our second inductee into the Dumbass Files, this 25 year old moron decided that pulling out a gun and screaming “You want to blow (expletive) up?, I’ll blow you up.” and then proceeding to open fire towards a group of people who had been lighting off fireworks.
His excuse for shooting towards them? He told the court that he shot his weapon “as a show of force”.
You have got to be kidding me, it is absolutely absurd to fire a weapon upon people simply for lighting off fireworks. The correct action would have been to walk over to the adult(s) in the group and explaining they have several nights to light off fireworks and you would greatly appreciate them quieting down.
Here’s to hoping this dumbass spends some quality time in jail for A. discharging his weapon within city limits, B. firing upon an unarmed group of people and C. Threatening the lives of those in the group.