Showing posts from March, 2015

Libertas Tablet Second Batch Available Now

16 and 32 GB Libertas models have been added to the Store page inventory.

As more tablet hardware shows up I will add it to the inventory. The particular hardware I am using is getting more and more difficult to get my hands on so I am only listing what I actually have in my possession at any given moment. I am also testing hardware for the next model and will provide updates as that progresses.

I will also be making some user friendly guides for the various tools available on the Libertas.

Stay tuned....

Shrinking Your Online Vulnerability

"As NSA general counsel Stuart Baker has said, 'Metadata absolutely tells you everything about somebody's life. If you have enough metadata, you don't really need content."
-- Dr. David Cole

"We kill people based on metadata."
-- Michael Hayden, former NSA and CIA director

Metadata is data about data...

"The main purpose of metadata is to facilitate in the discovery of relevant information, more often classified as resource discovery. Metadata also helps organize electronic resources, provide digital identification, and helps support archiving and preservation of the resource. Metadata assists in resource discovery by "allowing resources to be found by relevant criteria, identifying resources, bringing similar resources together, distinguishing dissimilar resources, and giving location information."
-- National Information Standards Organization

In the realm of communications security, and specifically internet based communications, it is gener…

Dangerous Distractions


Regarding Solar Options

Being that I have been off-grid for the last five years and built
several small to large solar systems, I thought I would pass on what I
have learned.

First, Goal Zero does make some quality stuff....never had any
noteworthy problems with them. That being said - if you are going to go
with their Yeti 1250, do yourself a favor and skip the Goal Zero Boulder
panels and order a full sized 240-250 watt (mono or poly) solar panel.
It's a lot more bang for your buck and 250 watts is about the max the
Yeti's internal charge controller can handle. You would need to also get
the MC4-to-anderson power pole converter cord (goal zero sells this
item, but you have to call them) and enough MC4 (10awg) cord to support
your setup. It's worth mentioning that you can also add a second battery
and double the storage capacity of the Yeti 1250, giving you around 2500
watts of power. You need to make sure and match the internal battery of
the yeti which is a 12v 100ah SLA/AGM (can be found at …