Escape for the weary

Escape for the weary

A poem by Darren Weeks Feelings of apprehension and dreadimpending doom, an aching headtossing and turning at night in bedIs there any escape for the weary? Sick with worry in the pit of the gutslipping toward the worst of luckthorns in the side of my flesh get stuckIs there any escape for the weary? Sympathies…

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Govern America Radio is back!

Govern America Radio is back!

I have no idea when I might relaunch the radio program. I have to confess that I have been missing it at times. Perhaps, I like to torture myself. In all actuality, it is interacting with the audience that I really miss. However, in the absence of the program, at least I have brought back…

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Locked out of WordPress

Locked out of WordPress

Ah, the joys of content management systems. I had been away from this site for a while, focusing my attention on other projects, both on and off the web. When the notion to finally make a post hit me, I returned — only to discover that I couldn’t log in. Strangely, the site appeared to…

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Windows ‘Aero Snap’: Maximizing Tech Idiocy for Windows

Windows ‘Aero Snap’: Maximizing Tech Idiocy for Windows

This is the third in a series of posts that I am writing about the tech industry geniuses, through their endless benevolence and brilliance, giving their end users “features” that do nothing to improve the user experience. Contrarily, these “features” get in the way of productivity and, many times, cost users precious time as we…

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Hard Drive ‘Auto SpinDown’: Another Garbage Feature that Cannot Be Disabled

Hard Drive ‘Auto SpinDown’: Another Garbage Feature that Cannot Be Disabled

Some time ago, I bought a new Toshiba, 5-terabyte external hard drive for storage purposes. It operates via USB and is plug and play. It has performed very well, except for one thing. After a certain number of minutes of not using it, the drive quits spinning and goes to sleep. Then, if I want…

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Mozilla Destroyed Firefox; Version 57+ a ‘Quantum’ Step Backward

Mozilla Destroyed Firefox; Version 57+ a ‘Quantum’ Step Backward

Update: Contrary to my original belief, the video problems that I have been having with Firefox apparently do seem to be related somehow to its dwindling support for Flash. My original points stand, however. While I understand tech gurus desire to protect less savvy individuals from harm, those of us who know what we are…

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Cesspools of Censorship and The End of the Free and Open Internet: My Statement on the Deplatforming of Gab

Cesspools of Censorship and The End of the Free and Open Internet: My Statement on the Deplatforming of Gab

I posted an excellent article by Whitney Webb on Govern America yesterday, regarding the censorship and banning of social media site Gab by both its hosting company and its domain registrar. I had been considering writing an article of my own on the subject, but she put it so incredibly elegantly, that I decided to…

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College Debt and Responsibilities

College Debt and Responsibilities

When I quit doing Govern America on a weekly basis, I thought I would have all kinds of time to pursue other projects, do more writing, reading, studying, and documenting. To be entirely honest, I thought wrong. I have actually been almost as busy without the radio program as I had been with it. I…

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Saving the World, One Turtle at a Time?

Saving the World, One Turtle at a Time?

As I too often have to do, I was outside all day, working on motor vehicles. And as it too often happens, I was having problems fixing the aforementioned motor vehicles. More accurately, the problem wasn’t so much the fixing itself, but rather the ability to obtain the correct part to fix it. I live…

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The End of an Era

The End of an Era

Yesterday, I made the decision to kill Govern America. This was a show that I have been doing since the early 2000s, about 15 years of my life.  The reasons are myriad, but we had been having a lot of technical problems lately, and the Saturday, June 9th, 2018 broadcast provided the apex I needed…

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