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Meta-blog Security Industry Society

Return to Office Is Bullshit And Everyone Knows It

I quit my job towards the end of last month. When I started this blog, I told myself, “Don’t talk about work.” Since my employment is in the rear view mirror, I’m going to bend that rule for once. And most likely, only this one time. Why? Since I wrote a whole series about how […]

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Society The Furry Fandom

On Furries and the Media

Recently, there has been a lot of misinformation and propaganda flying around the American news media about the furry fandom. Unfortunately, this seems to be increasing with time. Consequently, there are a lot of blanket statements and hot takes floating around social media right now about whether or not furries should talk with journalists. That […]

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Society

Should You Delete Your Patreon Account After They Laid Off Their Entire Security Team?

A nuanced answer to the obvious question in response to Patreon firing an entire Security Team in 2022.

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(Anti-)Social Media Society The Furry Fandom

A Greymuzzle’s Lament

On Puriteens, Furries, and the future of the LGBTQIA+ Community

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Badness Society The Furry Fandom

Was the Buffalo Shooter A Furry?

Obviously, no, he wasn’t. But facts aren’t likely to change the minds of people who are already motivated to hate furries.

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Society The Furry Fandom

The Dark Truth About the “Furry Protocol”

Do public schools really have a secret “furry protocol” to allow K-12 students that identify as cats to use litter boxes in restrooms? No.

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Society The Furry Fandom

On the (In)security of Social Media Callouts

If your first instinct upon reading the title of this blog post was the Ctrl+F for the words “SJW”, “woke”, or “cancel culture”, you’re already assuming incorrectly about this post and the author’s positions. If “please don’t do that” is asking too much, maybe sit this one out? We like to think we live in […]

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Cryptography Meta-blog Society The Furry Fandom

Lightning Round

An assortment of topics that don’t quite deserve their own dedicated blog post.

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Society The Furry Fandom

Selfishness: The Pandemic We Can’t Develop a Vaccine Against

“You’re going to love this, trust me. What you’re seeing now is my normal state. This is a super-spreader. And this… This is what is known as a super-spreader that has ascended above a super-spreader. Or, you could just call this a super-spreader two. AND THIS. AND THIS IS TO GO EVEN FURTHER BEYOND!!” 2021 […]

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Badness Society

Blue Alerts: Security Theater and Copaganda

Last week, Floridians were startled by an emergency alert sent to all of our cell phones. Typically when this sort of alert happens, it’s an Amber Alert, which means a child was abducted. In Florida, we sometimes also receive Silver Alerts, which indicates that an Alzheimer’s or dementia patient has gone missing. (Florida has a […]

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Badness Cryptography Meta-blog Society

On the Word “Nonce” in Cryptography and the UK

Earlier today, I made a Twitter shitpost that confused a lot of folks from the UK. Now, anyone can be forgiven for not knowing what AES-GCM-SIV is, or for being confused by the grammar of the meme. But the source of confusion was the word “nonce”. Let’s talk about what the word “nonce” means in […]

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Society The Furry Fandom

Why Furries Make Excellent Hackers

Briefly explaining the Infursec prevalence within InfoSec

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Badness Society

Avoiding the Frigid Hellscape of Online Marketing

An Internet Marketer Offered Me $100 to Betray Myself and My Community

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Society

Why I Chose to Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19

#WhyIGotVaxxed

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Society

Against Hierarchies

One of the funniest concepts for a YouTube channel has to be TierZoo, which treats the animal kingdom as an MMORPG and animal species as different classes within this hypothetical game, and then proceeds to analyze it the same way gamers analyze the “meta” for a given season of a game. Tier lists are just […]

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Society The Furry Fandom

A Furry’s Guide to Cryptocurrency

Normally when you see an article that talks about cryptocurrency come across your timeline, you can safely sort it squarely into two camps: For and Against. If you’re like me, you might even make a game out of trying to classify it into one bucket or the other from the first paragraph–sort of like how […]

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Society The Furry Fandom

The Furry / Sexuality Blog Post

Sexuality and the Furry Fandom.

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Badness Society

No Gates, No Keepers

The technology industry is hurt at every level by toxic gatekeeping.

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Bullshit Society

No, You’re Not a “Sigma Male”

“Sigma Male” is just the latest trend in pick-up artist/involuntary celibate/anti-feminist grifting.

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Meta-blog Society The Furry Fandom

You’re Not Alone; It Gets Better

We’ve more-or-less all been coping with the pandemic since early March. During this time, I’ve seen a lot of people stressed and depressed to their breaking points, usually while also blaming themselves for not being able to bottle their feelings up and believing no one else is at their limit. And that’s simply not true. […]

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Society The Furry Fandom

Nearly Everyone Underestimates the Importance of Good Friendships

If living through the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything–and it surely hasn’t–it would be the importance of friendship and community to our physical and emotional well-being. For more on the subject of People Who Ought to Know Better Not Learning the Obvious Lessons from Misfortune, one needs look no further than social media. Popularity […]

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Society

A Few Missing Lessons from American Education

As American students are preparing to return to the classroom during a pandemic–in flagrant disregard of everything ranging from our scientific understanding to matters of good taste–we keep hearing from politicians how essential education is. Of course, if they actually believed the words coming out of their mouth, you’d expect them to be a little […]