Coming Out a Second Time

"The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else." - e e cummingsI've written so many versions of this post. Short and long, happy and angry, personal and impersonal. I'm still not sure where to start when talking about…

YubiKeys and Chromebooks

Let's talk about security! And travel!But first, you should read the grugq's Stop Fabricating Travel Security Advice, because what's in that post is true -- and if you wipe your devices, and then get caught by customs with a wiped device, it'll raise suspicion, and you may never see…

Lessons From a Website Migration

I'd been meaning to move my website to a new host for awhile, away from a Dreamhost VPS to a fully controlled VM of my own, but I was kind of forced to finally do it when I managed to rm -r the wrong directory on my VPS while I…

Digital Security 101

Post-election, there has been an explosion in the discussion around the increasingly urgent need for people to secure their digital lives. Honestly, it was already a critical topic -- but I think a lot of people who may have "trusted" the Obama admin have been forced to rethink or confront…

The Day After the 2016 Election

I’m in shock. And I'm feeling devastated. But I'm also super fucking pissed off right now. And I want to use that to try to fix this trashfire.…