Posts from the “technology” Category


Posted on October 4, 2022

My brother-in-law, Ricky, has been playing around with turning old iPod Video units into stand-alone devices with flash memory (SD cards in this case). He made one for me recently and now I have a 500 gig iPodMod ready to go. In my quest for devices that do just one thing, I can add this to the stack. Links on how to do this can be found at these couple of sites.     

The New Wilderness (Idle Words)

Posted on July 9, 2019

The New Wilderness (Idle Words): This requires us to talk about a different kind of privacy, one that we haven’t needed to give a name to before. For the purposes of this essay, I’ll call it ‘ambient privacy’—the understanding that there is value in having our everyday interactions with one another remain outside the reach of monitoring, and that the small details of our daily lives should pass by unremembered. What we do at home, work, church, school, or in our leisure time does not belong in a permanent record. Not every conversation needs to be a deposition. Until recently, ambient privacy was a simple fact of life. Recording something for posterity required making special arrangements, and most of our shared experience of the…