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It's all about privacy. Until you understand how it works.

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Friends are pinging me over Whatsapp to ask if it is safe to stay on it. I have already expressed my opinions on the matter on this blog when it comes to privacy and security. Let me summarize that for you and repeat after me: You can't have optimal privacy with companies that offer you free services. e.g., the big elephant in the room Facebook and a zillion of other services that do very well for their shareholders You don't have THE best privacy now with paid services e.g., telecoms, credit card companies, banks Your understanding of what privacy is in this hyper-digital era might be wrong. To begin with, you share a piece of pregnancy news with your friend, s/he doesn't post it anywhere (that you know), but she hands the phone over to your worst enemy on the galaxy, s/he going to tell all about to their friends. Privacy? Yep...that's what I thought. Don't leave WhatsApp or whatever pleases you to use today. What Facebook, the company that bought for gazillions W

bLife Index

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I have several large projects that are broken into multiple posts. To simplify the findings of those, you can use the labels on the left or search for "index" to find all of them in the correct order of publishing. The bLife Project™ Is my family adventure of laying the foundation of the second cycle of getting old (post 50s) and building a community of love, friendship, and family. This index will be updated as new articles are posted. Chapter I Chapter II

Politics are for losers

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 About the failed coup... about handling the virus about handling a peaceful transition of power about to handle anything...

The bLife Movement Story - CHAPTER I

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This is the first chapter of a series wherein a narrative and practical way I will be sharing what one day led me to take a significant turn in the way I approached life, work ethic, and the embracing principle that getting old doesn't have to sux. Since I booted this blog years ago I always treated it as an open diary; without caring too much about the form or the order of sharing. My objective as always is to inspire others and lead by example. The quintessential power of humans is the ability to pass on what has been learned from others. Books (knowledge) is what sped up progress for the whole human race. Without that we are not very sapiens, we're just pets in a matrix.  And with that... let me start telling you the story from the beginning of time and what I am in the process of making with my life partner Victoria and some close friends. In my mid-20s I was hired by an authentic entrepreneur Romeo Quartiero , from Milan. His company was a forge of young and smart minds bu

How to remove virtual media devices in macOS

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Occasionally installing an app that adds virtual audio or camera like the Evernote video application mmhmm , you are left with residuals in your system that can make your life difficult when using applications where it is not possible to select the primary or default device. There are two key spots in macOS where those plugins are installed before there's what I have done for removing mmhmm virtual devices. I was part of their beta program and when I deleted the beta binary I was having all kinds of nightmares with Google Chat. That problem is now gone and I am sharing how I did it. Open your terminal window (I am still on Bash) First, you want to stop the associated daemon to the app you are removing. You can find the list of all you have in your system by using this command  sudo launchctl list launchctl stop com.all-turtles.mmhmm.Camera.Assistant launchctl unload /Library/LaunchAgents/com.all-turtles.mmhmm.Camera.Assistant.plist Now that is delectable because is no longer in mem

The making of Stone Edge

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A few weeks ago about a dozen friends asked for recommendations for a small  pizza oven to purchase. Some of them even spurred a series of posts on the making of a yard pizza oven which resulted in creating a brain dump of all I know about the subject. One of those conversations was with my friend Deborah in our backyard. While I was listing the pros and cons of those reasonably priced ovens I had a flash of making one that would fit a regular American range for a third of the price of those popular ovens like Roccbox or Ooni. Background Two physicists while in Rome wondered how quickly and delicious the pizza was done in Rome. So in true scientist fashion, they decided to analyze the secrets of the perfect pizza and even concocted a thermodynamic equation. When in Rome... They determined that the secret of a great pizza is the brick oven. No @#$1 you might think and you might be right 😃 In a series of thermodynamic equations, those researchers determined the formula for exactly ho