Spirituality

Life Can Be Difficult Sometimes

I’m dealing with some people who just don’t get it. They don’t understand what it takes to live among others peacefully. They lack the mental capacity to wrap their minds around proper social engagement. I’m at a loss for what to do, because to change someone’s behavior, it takes years of therapy, or a downfall. I don’t pray for people to get disciplined in that way just to learn a lesson, but sometimes that’s what it takes.

I pray for the patience it’s going to take to deal with these people. I ask that you pray for me and ask God to put me in a better place.

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Spirituality

New Lease on Life! Can’t let anyone bring me down.

I subscribe to the Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary Word of the Day newsletter, and recently I learned about enervate. It means to lower the mental or physical strength of someone with words or actions. I’ve decided to never let anyone enervate me in any way. Back in the day when someone said cruel words to me, I would become angry, sad, or depressed. But not anymore, I have a new lease on life.

Ever since I read the Bible, I have been coping with life on a different level. I encourage you to give it a try, read the whole thing and see if your life changes. Mine has, and I believe yours can too.

So any, I just wanted to let you know what I’m up to, and how I’m dealing with my problems. If you wanna chat just email me and we can pick an app, preferably it’ll be Signal.

Real-Rap

A Great Day in Hip-Hop! Eminem drops “Kamikaze”

Oh man, what can I say, I have renewed faith in the rap game. Eminem just might save Hip-Hop from drowning in that repetitive-mumble rap that’s choking the airwaves. It’s because of Eminem’s continuous effort that I have new music that is worth listening to. I have gained a few IQ points just by absorbing this latest offering. The song, “Lucky You,” has introduced me to Joyner Lucas, another artist I will try to listen to more often. Joyner’s flow is comparable to Em’s, and I can see why The Greatest decided to collab with him.

It’s a miracle that Eminem is still able to deliver this high-caliber music at this point in his career. I don’t understand how that new dumbed-down rap is so popular. Am I crazy or something? Nah, I know better than that. I think what happened is that the radio doesn’t wanna promote the real music anymore. They’d rather brainwash their listeners into buying that junk.

I’m glad to see how Eminem has evolved as an artist. I can feel the fire and passion he has for this craft. He can still get very funny with his punch-lines and that puts a smile on my face. I like how he addresses the current state of hip-hop with hard-hitting criticism.

If you are a true fan of rap, then you have to give this album a listen. You’ll thank Em afterwards. All other rappers are just wannabees. An album this heavy puts pressure on up and comers to put in real work. Back to the drawing board for all of y’all.

“Watch me tea bag the mic, cause I go nuts on it” – Eminem

Samples: http://smarturl.it/EminemKamikaze

Listen to the whole album: https://open.spotify.com/album/3HNnxK7NgLXbDoxRZxNWiR

security, Technology

More Info About GDPR

Today is the day, and I’m sure a lot of you have been receiving updated privacy and cookie policies from various companies. This is good news because it shows that these companies realize that the way they were abusing our personal info will get them in serious trouble.

I have even come across some websites that show a message saying, “By continuing to use our website you agree to our privacy policy and use of your personal info.”

Are you kidding me? Now thanks to the GDPR, this type of message process is no longer legal. Any website you use MUST get your consent before they store, process, or sell your personal info.

Here are some links with more info:

https://blog.mozilla.org/internetcitizen/2018/05/23/gdpr-mozilla/

https://gdpr-info.eu/art-25-gdpr/

security, Technology

Journalists Beware, PGP Email Encryption is Flawed!

Hackers who snoop on network traffic can capture the encrypted emails that you send out. They then modify this email by enclosing the encrypted code in an image tag. When the recipient then opens the email, their client automatically decrypts the message and sends it to the hacker by requesting the image from the malicious url.

Here is the link to the website created to explain everything: https://efail.de/

Here is a link to the website announcing the discovery: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44107570

Development, Technology

GDPR To Take Effect on May 25th!

Next month the EU’s GDPR law will go into effect, and many companies are updating their privacy policy to prepare for the new regulations. I as a developer have to know this law thoroughly because I don’t want to violate the law and then be held liable for damages. So here are the major points I’ve learned so far:

  • Before collecting a customer’s personal data, you must obtain consent.
  • Personal data includes anything that can be used to identify a user. Such as email and name.
  • In order to obtain consent, your terms of use have to be easily accessible and easy to understand. You cannot hide your terms deep in legal jargon.
  • After obtaining consent, the user must have an easy way to opt-out of your use of their personal data.
  • The user must also have an easy way to download all of the info you have on them, and the ability to delete all of their data from your servers as part of their “Right to be Forgotten.”
  • Once you’ve gotten consent to use a person’s data in a certain way, you then cannot use that same data in a different way. You will have to obtain new consent in order to change the way you use their personal data.
  • Each company will have to appoint an employee to represent them in the EU. This employee will act as the contact for the EU’s DPA (Data Protection Authorities.
  • These DPA’s will have the power to investigate and enforce the GDPR rules on companies operating with user’s personal data.
  • Companies that suffer a breach of their user’s personal data must immediately inform those users that their info was stolen.
  • Both the company collecting personal data, and the third-party that the company is selling your personal data to are legally responsible for any mistakes that are made.

Here are a few links with more info:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/TrustCenter/Privacy/gdpr/default.aspx?&wt.srch=1&wt.mc_id=AID641639_SEM_BQ6Yzc26&msclkid=d8a227b1a1ca11d25b457d7d67b04615

https://assessment.microsoft.com/gdpr-compliance

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/more-than-half-of-android-apps-for-kids-are-violating-us-privacy-laws/

https://www.enisa.europa.eu/publications/privacy-and-data-protection-by-design

https://www.eff.org/issues/privacy

https://www.gdprhq.io/post/gdpr-hq-its-time-to-dig-in

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/lawful-basis-for-processing/

https://www.pcreview.co.uk/articles/gdpr-what-it-is-and-what-it-means.199/

https://spectrum.ieee.org/telecom/internet/your-guide-to-the-gdpr.html

https://sdtimes.com/security/what-does-it-take-to-build-a-secure-app-by-design/

Development

Blazor is Microsoft’s implementation of programming WebAssembly with C# and Razor.

Hello everyone, I was looking into WebAssembly and right now they only support C++. But then I found out that ASP.NET is coming up with a solution that will allow me to write the code with C# instead. This is a great feature and I hope it becomes an official product. Right now it is in the experimentation phase so nothing is being promised.

Here are more links:

https://blazor.net/docs/get-started.html

https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=aspnet.blazor

https://learn-blazor.com/