The Blog of Beckley

Obama Comes Out in Favor of Net Neutrality


Yesterday President Obama directly came out in favor of “net neutrality”, letting the FCC know that their plans for the future of the internet are not only wrong, but against the wishes of the American public: “I personally, the position of my administration… is that you don’t want to start getting a differentiation in how…

Do Not Track Me vs Disconnect

Lifehacker just released its 2014 lists of essential extensions for Firefox, and notably missing was Do Not Track Me (DNTM) from Abine. The anti-tracking solution they recommend is Disconnect, of which I’d not heard until I read their article. I’m always on the look out for a better solution to general privacy when using the…

Plus Two Weeks

My new little path through the woods

It’s been two weeks since I left Missouri, and what a whirl-wind ride it has been so far! I’m now getting into the swing of looking for a job, a place to live, and finding my place in the world…again. There have already been some drastic changes to my life here, the biggest one being…

Friends and South Carolina

The world's largest fire hydrant
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the NC or Bust series

Another day of travel, and a wonderful evening with friends, sights, and pizza! This was the longest driving day of the trip, but thankfully I learned my lesson from the dehydration of the previous day, so I drank more water, made more pit-stops, but arrived with plenty of energy to hang out and catch up.…

Tired in Nashville

The Bridge to Illinois

The first leg of my journey is done, and I’m beat. It’s been a while since I’ve driven long distance, and it’s also clear that when I let myself get out of shape, I just can’t do the miles at a time that I used to. Four years ago, I could have done this trip…

Stress and Fear

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the NC or Bust series

With my divorce hearing just over a week away, and all the added stress of planning a move across the country to the east cost, I’m really starting to feel the fear of it all. The divorce is pretty straight-forward, my wife and I are still friends, and have figured out everything, and put it…