By Simon, 27 September, 2023

We just got back from the UK, from a whirlwind visit to celebrate a friend’s birthday. The rental car company deemed us as suitable guinea pigs to be upgraded to a fully electric vehicle. Last time we were in the UK, we rented a hybrid, which satisfied the ensuing panic of “what if there are no charging stations where we are going?” The hybrid did have all the bells and whistles, and the adaptive cruise control (I’ll talk more about this) no doubt stopped us from being in a multi-vehicle crash on the motorway.

By Simon, 5 July, 2023
Most of this CD was recorded live at the Industrial Revolution Conference near Toronto, Canada, and features David Ruis, Iain Lovatt, & Chris Janzen on vocals. David Ruis brought the live recordings down to Los Angeles where he partnered with Jason Halbert to finish the project. I wasn't at the original live event (I got involved a bit later as I'll explain below). Read on...
By Simon, 23 June, 2023
This CD/DVD captures a particular moment in time. It’s more than just a live band recording. It captures a typical “church service” at the time, with active participation by the congregation. Unfortunately, it’s no longer a place you can visit in person, as the lease on the building expired long ago. But it captures what was and is still possible. The alternative name for this album is “Live From The Loft”, and there's quite a story about how it came about. Read on...
By Simon, 10 June, 2023
Or "Necessity is the Mother of Invention". I’ve been involved with breaking, fixing, and expanding DNS since the very early days of the World Wide Web. Several books have quoted my work on DNS. One of the things I “invented” was the use of a “stealth server” to protect the root DNS zone of the Internet. I never really considered it an invention in the conventional patentable way, although it was new, novel, and a major breach of the rules at the time. It’s now regarded as a best practice and is well documented. Read on...
By Simon, 2 March, 2022

Movement for a People's Party started out with a solid premise. Originally called "Draft Bernie" in 2017, the idea was to recruit Bernie Sanders to create a new third party, and, by tapping into the political revolution happening at the time, ending the two party duopoly enjoyed by the Republican and Democrat parties.

I should know. I was there.