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Heartbleed Beat

Published on April 13, 2014 By bmagnus

Ok folks, you could drive yourself mad trying to figure out the whole Heartbleed thing, so let me round it up for you. What the heck is Heartbleed (thanks, Adam), and what does it mean? How is the NSA connected? Or are they? Or are you really gonna believe they’re not involved, come on! (Bonus NSA […]

A choice selection of NSA and spying on citizens links

Published on August 6, 2013 By bmagnus

So much for “We’re only using it to track bad guys overseas. Ok, well maybe Americans but only if they’re terrorists.” Turns out the DEA, CIA, FBI, and IRS got a piece of that action too. And then they tried to cover it up. Here’s a hint folks, government officials don’t try to cover up […]

Welcome COM 101-3050!

Published on February 27, 2013 By bmagnus

Image by Peter Steiner, courtesy of Wikipedia. How to get started blogging. Notice that my online name reflects me rather than my content. To the right, you will see an ad. Below that is a list of websites I like, grouped by category. Many of these have links back to me. At the end of […]

Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Shorties

Published on February 8, 2013 By bmagnus

I haven’t been as posty as I’d like lately. As some of you know, I have recently gone back to school. That means I have a lot of reading, and a bit of getting used to classmates who occasionally make me feel like this: I remind myself that I am old enough to be mommies […]

Missing the Point

Published on August 25, 2012 By bmagnus

It is absolutely a tragedy what happened at the Empire State Building. Who can possibly predict that a guy who was laid off almost a year ago would come back and start shooting? Nevertheless, I’d like to digress for a moment to point out that it’s a lot safer to never hire a nutcase than […]

Happy Towel Day

Published on May 25, 2012 By bmagnus

Yes, it’s Towel Day once again. Don’t forget your towel. And most importantly DON’T PANIC. In Closing: R-Money proposes using my tax dollars to send rich kids to private school help poor and middle class families still not afford private schools; would it have been so hard for some adult, any adult to say “We treat others with respect around here?? […]

A Few Words about “Nice, Safe Neighborhoods”

Published on March 21, 2012 By bmagnus

It isn’t very often that I have something to say worth posting to both my personal and professional websites. This is one of those posts. I am often asked by my relocating clients about “nice, safe neighborhoods.” This is honestly a trick question that I can’t really answer. I can point you to Metro‘s or […]

Book Review: Diary of a Mad Fat Girl

Published on March 8, 2012 By bmagnus

This post is in connection with the BlogHer Book Club. I am being compensated for this review and received a free copy of the book itself. Join the conversation! My first clue that Diary of a Mad Fat Girl by Stephanie McAfee might have a little disconnect was when I laid eyes on the cover: […]

Stupid Government Tricks

Published on January 29, 2011 By bmagnus

It’s hard to know where to begin. Yesterday, Joe Biden announced the White House’s attempt to slam the barn door after the horse is gone. Or rather, “try again” to end tax cuts for the rich. Mr. Obama already had that opportunity: it’s called a veto. Let’s not forget Joe LIEberman and the so-called “Internet […]