- Don’t know how long this will last, but the Kindle edition of Jackie Clay-Atkinson’s Ask Jackie: Canning Basics book is free right now on Amazon. Can be downloaded to any Kindle device, including free Kindle readers for the PC. (Thanks to B for the tip!) (Ooops. Sorry. Apparently the free offer ended just hours after I set up these links.)
- Speaking of books, anybody read Two Cheers for Anarchism? If so, what did you think of it? Here’s a review. And an Amazon link. It’s by the James C. Scott, same guy who wrote The Art of Not Being Governed (which documents how near-anarchism actually works in some parts of Asia) and Seeing Like a State (which documents why so much authoritarian do-gooding doesn’t work).
- I knew the FCPA “Africa sting” case had blown up in the FBI’s face earlier this year. But I didn’t know that piece of human pond scum, Richard Bistrong, the snitch-provocateur who masterminded the arrests of 22 innocent people in the firearms (and related) business, had gotten a mere 18 months in prison.
- This is good. Lifehacker presents the best replacements for privacy-invading online services.
- Also good. M.D. Creekmore presents some privacy-enhancing hacks for Firefox. Several require going into the scary looking config section. But they’re actually really easy to do.
- Which leads to Bruce Schneier’s observations on “feudal security.”
- I know this isn’t a happy homemaker blog or anything. But damn, these apple pie cookies look delicious, cute, and absurdly elaborate to make. (H/T to K for finding another apple tree project.)
Several of today’s links arrived courtesy of the prolific J. Thanks, J.