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.

By Simon, 8 November, 2021
It's about time I put another article up here. Further down, I tell a repair story where Apple did right by its customers (and it only took a class action lawsuit to get there). But this is me, being highly peeved by Apple's current lack of vision and forward thinking. It's 2021, and we're supposed to have flying cars by now. Aside from the usual built-in obsolescence from non-upgradeable components such as hard drive and memory, Apple seem to be double downing on protecting legacy sales. Sure, there's now a shiny M1 chip inside that finally catches up with the VR world like it's 2017, but Apple have been removing features instead of expanding upon them.