New CompSci Projects

My computer skills have been going to waste for a long time. But I have discovered some new projects that excite me:

  • Anti-Silly-Valley technology
  • My own custom android OS
  • Personal privacy and security

The number one thing I’m after right now is developing my own, pure and silly-valley free operating system for my handheld computers, AKA mobile phones.

I’m excited and motivated by the thought of bringing my own computers entirely under my personal control, as I feel they should have always been.

Consider: You pay for your computers, they are your personal property.  Yet they are, in 2018, actually surveillance and sales devices purposely programmed to act against your interests.  Another way to see it is that you have paid for devices that are programmed to extract money from you and give it to strangers, whom you don’t know or owe!!

Think on that for a while!!  I welcome debate with anyone who wishes to deny this statement!! Contact me here and I’ll publish the whole debate on this site.  Only for the foolish!!

Speaking as a long time computer scientist, network engineer, and internet entrepreneur, I’m sick of what others in these professions have done to users.   In fact sick is a perfect word, for what has been done, and for my revulsion at it.

I would truly enjoy bringing a better computing and internet world to myself and some few people who might care about such things. 

And – here’s the key – I don’t need money.  I’m not after money on this project.  I can fund it all and do it all myself, 100% independent and free to do as I wish.

I’m not totally sure just yet, what I can talk about and what I can publish of these projects.  But here’s a little tease for readers.  I’m currently sitting just off of Lake Tahoe’s south shore, and I just took this screen shot from my new Note 9:

Note 9 thinks it's in Canada, IP Address in Singapore, actual location Lake Tahoe
Note 9 thinks it’s in Canada, IP Address in Singapore, actual location Soth Lake Tahoe, California

To explain, my phone is reporting that it’s currently in British Columbia, north of Vancouver.  My ip address has me located in Singapore.  This is a taste of what I’m after, and what I want to bring everyday users with no special knowledge or skills.

I have some other ideas for handheld computers that have been cooking a while, too.  I don’t want to disclose them yet.

More blather about silly valley social media

Relaxing with a beer after washing and stripping paint from a house.

Oh, the pleasures of prepping a house for paint!

More Total Joy

New drawing – Laini’s porch

Cali-Mex Dinner in California

Ordering carne asada, and a margarita!

Travel to Manteca

Today, I’m going to Manteca, California on a mission to recover a very large, antique desk for sale that’s perfect for the home renovation project I’m working on.  On the way, Im testing out my new Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and my new “No Google, no social networking, no tracking, no recording, all privacy”  configuration of the new phone, which is also a new account on a new carrier.

So far, the gorgeous countryside of Northern California, and the all pervasive smoke from the fires in NorCal, are the superstars of this trip.

Asian lady

Still messing with it

Drawing

This thing doesn’t exist

New Drawings