Kipling on COVID-19 in America: “You Can Not Hustle the East”

Kipling on COVID-19 in America: “You Can Not Hustle the East”

| | history, Poetry, security
All the talk lately I hear in America about a necessity of calling a virus by Asian origins to play racist blame games instead of saying COVID-19 or even 2020 pandemic (both ...
The Influenza, 1890

The Influenza, 1890

| | history, Poetry, security
A poem written in 1890 by Winston Churchill Oh how shall I its deeds recount Or measure the untold amount Of ills that it has done? From China’s bright celestial land E’en ...
Learn new languages while practicing COVID-19 safety

Learn new languages while practicing COVID-19 safety

| | Poetry, security
File this “Aviation Without Borders: Integrated Humanitarian Solutions” site under safety awareness campaigns. Free posters have been translated into 21 languages describe how to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 Our posters ...

Inarticulate Grief

| | history, Poetry, Sailing, security
Spoiler alert. Inarticulate Grief is a poem by Richard Aldington about WWI that is still relevant today. Let the sea beat its thin torn hands In anguish against the shore, Let it ...
The Psychology of Talking Paper

The Psychology of Talking Paper

Sometime in the late 1980s I managed to push a fake “bomb” screen to Macintosh users in networked computer labs. It looked something like this: There wasn’t anything wrong with the system ...
Dar-win or Lose: the Anthropology of Security Evolution

Holding Facebook Executives Responsible for Crimes

| | history, Poetry, security
Interesting write-up on Vox about the political science of Facebook, and how it has been designed to avoid governance and accountability: …Zuckerberg claims that precisely because he’s not responsible to shareholders, he ...
Amazon’s About Face on GovCloud: “Physical Location Has No Bearing”

Amazon’s About Face on GovCloud: “Physical Location Has No Bearing”

Amazon never seemed very happy about building a dedicated physical space, kind of the opposite of cloud, to achieve compliance with security requirements of the US federal government. AWS provides customers with ...