Software company Oracle issued its biggest patch ever; Shadow Brokers spawned a flashback; lots to read on 4/20. And Chaffetz! What the heck?!
Author Archive for: Rayne
Blogger since 2002, political activist since 2003, geek since birth. Opinions informed by mixed-race, multi-ethnic, cis-female condition, further shaped by kind friends of all persuasions. Sci-tech frenemy, wannabe artist, decent cook, determined author, successful troublemaker. Mother of invention and two excessively smart-assed young adult kids. Attended School of Hard Knocks; Rather Unfortunate Smallish Private Business School in Midwest; Affordable Mid-State Community College w/evening classes. Self-employed at Tiny Consulting Business; previously at Large-ish Chemical Company with HQ in Midwest in multiple marginalizing corporate drone roles, and at Rather Big IT Service Provider as a project manager, preceded by a motley assortment of gigs before the gig economy was a thing. Blogging experience includes a personal blog at the original blogs.salon.com, managing editor for a state-based news site, and a stint at Firedoglake before landing here at emptywheel as technology’s less-virginal-but-still-accursed Cassandra.
Entries by Rayne
It’s D-Day — federal income tax filings are due; retired CEO Steve Ballmer’s hobby pays off big for Americans; and Microsoft bollocked security fix announcements.
Internet biggies step up for net neutrality, lots of longreads to start the week, and less than 36 hours to income tax filing deadline.
Open thread featuring countdown to income tax filing deadline continues; MOAB (Monster of All Bullshit) dropped; not-so-cunning Carter Page.
Income tax deadline looms, Carter Page in the news again, Anthem pulls a nasty one.
A second Polish artist — this time a 19th century Symbolist — and some other non-art stuff. This is an open thread.
It’s some saint’s day, one associated in the U.S. with green beer and whiskey with an e. It’s also Day 33 in our countdown to Tax Day.
A lot of evidence or a lot of nonsense — we haz one of them. Bring yours to this open thread. It’s also Day 34 in our countdown to Tax Day.
It’s March 15 — you have 35 days until Tax Day deadline for your annual filing. Donald Trump has 35 days to come up with yet another “dog ate my homework” excuse.
In which we take a look at some modern Polish baroque gothic art and some non-arts stuff. This is an open thread.