"What are the odds that something goes wrong?" I asked. "It's a very safe procedure," my surgeon assured me. "It will drastically improve your quality of life in the long…

Bruce Schneier makes much of the concept of "security theater" Put simply, security theater is something that institutions do to make us feel safe, even if it doesn't actually make us safer. Examples…

I mean, seriously. I've been playing with it for a little bit for a variety of reasons (example: plain Python has gotten somewhat boring, and I'm going to need to produce UIs eventually anyway), and…

This week's puzzle wasn't a breeze to completely solve computationally, but we can certainly make it trivial to find the answer by hand: Name something in eight letters that's usually bought in pairs. Change the…

Lately I've been missing things. And while I certainly have been missing Sarah, that's not really what I mean here. I mean that things have been getting past me. I'll say something or schedule something…