Personal Journal

Public Journal

Read the latest posts from Personal Journal. To add your blog posts to this page, set your blog settings to “Public”

from Paul Sutton

CyberSecurity part 20

Over the past 20 days, we have covered a wide range of topics. Given that we are heading towards discussing cyber security, then it is time we started to look at the legal framework behind this.

The United Kingdom has a piece of legislation called the Computer Misuse act, that was introduced in 1990. There is a video below about this.

I am sharing so that it is clear that what you learn and undertake with systems such as Kali Linux has to be within the law.

Links

Tags

#CyberSecurity,#ComputerMisuseAct

 
Read more...

from Signature Home Lawn and Pest Control

Sarasota Pest Control

Whether at the home, office, or any commercial establishment, pests can be a source of great nuisance and hazard. Some pests are not only a source of threat to the building structures but also can much damage to health as well. Thus, in case of any threat from pests, you must not ignore or neglect and need to act timely. If you reside in Sarasota or Manatee, you need to look for reliable Sarasota Pest Control or Manatee Pest Control, who can take care of everything, including elaborate interior pest control for complete removal of all pests. When it comes to pests, out of the many termites can be particularly dangerous and can completely ruin your property quickly. Thus, you need to hire the most effective termite removal companies to take care of this problem which can easily take alarming proportions if the proper steps are not taken in time. But before we get into further details, let us begin by understanding why effective pest control for all property owners. Why is effective pest control a must for property owners? We often tend to take pest control lightly. However, we need to understand how important it is for the health of the property occupants and the property itself. Sometimes we tend to delay the process, and what is more concerning is we neglect it altogether. Preventing the property damage Some of the recent studies regarding property damage in the US reveal that everything put together spends as much as $ 5 billion on repairing damage caused by termite infestation. As a property owner, you need to note that termites are pests that feed on everything, including wood, wooden furniture, plyboards, and paper. The termite consumes wood used for everything from wooden floorings, furniture, beams, and wooden interiors. Once they do so, the wooden structures of the property become weak. If neglected and not taken care of, they ultimately become vulnerable to collapse. It often exposes the property occupants to significant risk. If you find that your home, office, or commercial space has become infested with termites without any delay, you need to act quickly and rightly. It would be best to look for the most reliable termite removal companies immediately. Out of the Sarasota Pest Control companies, Signature Home Lawn and Pest Control are one of the leaders in the field. You can trust our most experienced team and experts and can effectively have the termite removed too quickly and completely hassle-free. Prevention of allergies Do you have someone at home who has skin allergies, asthma, or other respiratory problems? If so, it is you need to be extra careful about pests. Bed bugs and mosquitoes can often cause skin allergies. Apart from these, some problems can also cause respiratory-related hazards. Thus, if you find your home or office is infested with pests, you need to appoint the providers of the most comprehensive interior pest control. If you find that your family members are falling prey to allergies, you need to check regarding pests at home. Maintenance of food supply Food supply is vital for the survival of the entire humanity. You will realize that the food supplies affect world economies at a broader level. To a certain extent affects specific industries as well. Unfortunately, as much as 20 % of the global food supplies are wasted due to consumption made by pests like rodents.Here again, the role of pest control becomes vitally important. For this all-important cause, the role of pest control companies for rodent control Englewood and other locations has become critical. It is here that we at Signature Home Lawn and Pest Control. You need to note that pests not only consume the food but at the same time excrete undesirable organic matter, which leads to wastage of food. By availing of the service of Englewood pest control companies, like Signature Home Lawn and Pest Control, we can ensure that your business establishments are completely pets-free. It is what you might be desperately on the lookout for. Preventing the damage to the furniture, carpet, and home interiors caused by pests. As already mentioned, certain pests like termites and other pests, if neglected, can cause much damage to your home and office interiors. These can include everything from furniture, carpets, curtains, and much more. So, if you want to maintain your home and office interiors preventing pests is vital in the entire process. Here, we at Signature Home Lawn and Pest Control can help you provide. We are the leaders in all locations; thus, we are the best providers of Sarasota Pest Control and Manatee Pest Control and other locations. What makes Signature Home Lawn and Pest Control the leading Pest Control Company? The founders of Signature Home Lawn and Pest Control had a passion for horticulture, and it was this passion enabled them to provide the most effective pest control solutions. We have an experience of more than 20 years of in the field of pest control. Our expertise in the area puts us way ahead of our competitors. The most efficient team- We have highly skilled experts and the most knowledgeable. It is this expertise that our clients benefit from We are experts at locating the source- In the case of termite removal, the location and removal from the root are vital. It is more so in the case of termites. Unless the source of termite is identified and removed permanently, it is only a matter of time before you face the recurring problem. We have experts who have complete expertise in locating and eliminating the problem right from the source. It means that you can have the most effective solution to the problem. Conclusion To sum up, we can say that pest control is a vital service essential for the health of both the property and its occupants. But you need to have the most reliable pest control services to derive the benefits associated, and that is what we provide at Signature Home Lawn and Pest Control. To avail of our pest control services, please do not hesitate to contact us!!


 
Read more...

from American Whitewater Expeditions

RAFTING ADVENTURES

The 3 Forks of the American River offer up some great whitewater rafting no matter what your experience or skill level to reach your thrill threshold! The South Fork of the American River is a Class III rated river perfect for families and first time rafters, while the Middle Fork of the American boasts 18 miles of gorgeous scenery mixed with Class II to Class IV rapids. The North Fork of the American River is a wild and scenic river fed by spring runoff only and its Class V rapids are sure to get any adventurer's attention!!!

American Whitewater Expeditions

 

Address:

5981 New River Road

Coloma CA 95613

 

Phone:

530-642-0804

 

Website:

https://www.americanwhitewater.com

 
Read more...

from American Whitewater Expeditions

American River Whitewater Rafting

The American River is the premier whitewater rafting river in California and one of the most popular recreational rivers in the United States. Located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills smack in the middle of Gold Rush Country, the tiny towns of Coloma and Lotus are the epicenter of California Rafting.

American Whitewater Expeditions

 

Address:

5981 New River Road

Coloma CA 95613

 

Phone:

530-642-0804

 

Website:

https://www.americanwhitewater.com

 
Read more...

from American Whitewater Expeditions

American River Rafting Trips

American Whitewater Expeditions offers American River rafting trips to suit all needs from a fun family float all the way to adrenalin pumping action for the seasoned rafter. We specialize in offering affordable rafting trips that are built around fun, quality and value for every budget. So, if an adventure vacation is what you are looking for then a whitewater rafting trip on any of the Forks of the American River is a perfect match for you. Come enjoy fun times California rafting.

American Whitewater Expeditions

 

Address:

5981 New River Road

Coloma CA 95613

 

Phone:

530-642-0804

 

Website:

https://www.americanwhitewater.com

 
Read more...

from Signature Home Lawn and Pest Control

pest control englewood fl

Do you want Sarasota Pest Control? Pest management is a critical duty that many people overlook across the world. Our Pest control specialists will assist you both in removing hazardous pests from your house and preventing damage caused by such problems. For example, employing specialists to eradicate ants can help protect your home's wooden components. Additionally, bug eradication improves the safety of your food and your family's health. As a result, pest management may play an essential role in keeping people healthy and minimizing costly pest-related damages. Pest management is vital for various reasons, some of which are listed below. Enhance the health of your loved ones with Manatee Pest Control An infestation of pests in a home can have direct and indirect health consequences for people. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, insect stings and bites cause many hospitalizations. Hospitalization is because certain people are sensitive to bug stings and bites. Eliminating these insect pests can lessen the likelihood of your family members being stung or attacked by them.

For example, ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes are known to spread dangerous illnesses to people. Various diseases like plague, malaria, West Nile Virus, and Lyme disease can affect you and your family members if you have pests in your home. Around 45,000 individuals are bitten by rodents each year. Hiring an Interior Pest Control firm to eliminate these pests will improve your family's health and physical well-being. Keep your food safe with pest control englewood fl. Rats and cockroaches, for example, meddle with the food in the house, polluting it. Pollution might lead to illnesses like cholera spreading. Furthermore, many studies have shown that rats squander more than 20% of the world's food supply. You may avoid food waste and contamination with effective pest control and eradication in your house. Food crop output would have fallen dramatically over the years if rat control had not been established, with rodents devouring more than half of the food crops.

Decrease the maintenance cost of your property. Carpenter termites, for instance, create considerable damage to infrastructure, particularly timber constructions. Damage repair expenses in the United States alone amount to roughly $5 billion. Rodents are also known to occasionally chew the insulation around electrical cables, resulting in fires. The loss from such incidents might be enormous if it weren't for pest management. Adequate and prompt insect removal from residential and commercial premises is critical. Pests are not only unpleasant to look at; they may also contribute to cloudy conditions in your home. Importance of rodent control in Sarasota A rodent infestation is a serious business. You must act fast if it hurts your house before it becomes out of hand. Rodents like mice and rats generate a slew of issues for people and the environments in which they inhabit. It's critical to get rats removed from your area as soon as possible to avoid significant consequences.

Rodents transmit a variety of illnesses and have been responsible for significant epidemics throughout history. Rats and mice, especially pet rodents, can spread diseases including the hantavirus, salmonella, and leptospirosis to humans. Infected rodents may also carry fleas, transmitting illnesses to humans with a single bite.

Rats and mice like chewing. To keep their teeth from outgrowing their body, they must chew on something every day. When rodents enter your home, they will gnaw on anything in their path, including walls, furniture, cables, and boxes. They'll go through the pantry, nibble on doors, and bite through wires, perhaps causing fires behind the walls and in the attic.

It's far easier to get rid of a single mouse or rat than a dozen or more. Rodents, unfortunately, reproduce all year long, and two rats may generate hundreds of kids in their lifespan. It's critical to locate a rat infestation hidden behind your walls or in other out-of-the-way areas as soon as possible. If you don't, they may continue to reproduce and gradually take over your home.

Rodents spread illnesses, ruin property, and reproduce rapidly, multiplying by the thousands in a single year. If they've taken over your house, Hart Pest Control has the tools to eradicate them thoroughly. Even if you try DIY approaches, you'll discover that they seldom work and merely waste your time and money. We'll get rid of the bugs and make your house pest-free in the future. So, if you want rodent control in Sarasota, contact us immediately; our number is 941-460-3034. Get the help from the best termite removal companies Many homeowners consider professional pest control a handy but needless expense, similar to a vehicle wash or house cleaning service; it's good to have, but we frequently question if the money spent is genuinely worth it. Termites are difficult to prevent, and their damages may be severe and costly. Professional termite management is the only way to safeguard homes from invading termites and offer them peace of mind that they are protected from the costly damages termites can bring. Though homeowners may take specific preventative measures, attempting to cure or prevent a termite infestation without expert assistance is akin to repairing a wound with a band-aid. If you need termite removal companies, you can’t find a better termite removal company in Sarasota than us.

Our Englewood Pest Control is the best you can get. We always try our best to provide you with the best possible services. Our other services in Englewood include Interior Pest Control Englewood, Englewood pest control companies, and rodent control Englewood services. We provide all of our services to the best professionals. For any kind of query, don’t hesitate to call us at (877) 504-0009. You can call toll-free on this number. We are available Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you want to meet us in person, you can come to us. Our address is 2881 Worth Ave Englewood, Fl 34224. We are available Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 
Read more...

from Paul Sutton

LED Board project part 2

I have been tasked with trying to build some sort of LED lighting system, using LEDs in series. See previous post

Early attempts didn't work out very well so I have taken an existing board with the power connector, and then soldered 5 leds to another board along with appropriate headers.

So each subsequent board can now consist of 5 LEDs of the same colour (and therefore voltage and current requirements) and 2x headers, to allow connection to other boards.

So far this sort of works, I think the issue I have at the moment is my 9v battery is low at 6v, but a fresh battery should make a difference.

ledboard1

 
Read more...

from EBAN Chronicles; E-Bike Adventure Now

All too often in the USA bicycles are treated as third class vehicles in construction zones. Effort is taken to keep car and truck traffic flowing but bicycles are forgotten about. Usually the corporation doing the work will just close the bike lane, put up a sign that says “share the road” and that is it. Bicyclists are expected to merge with cars and trucks going 45-70mph and just hope that each driver decides to not kill them today.

This morning I was pleasantly surprised. I was out for a early morning ride and came across this small construction zone. bike path construction zone

Obviously someone had taken the time to think about how to keep the workers and the bicyclists safe. A simple line of concrete barriers, placed properly to not block the bike lane, keep the bike lane open and everyone was safe at no extra cost.

 
Read more...

from Paignton Library STEM Group

Paignton Library STEM Group – June 2022

The June STEM group meeting will take place on 11/6/2022. As with previous events, this will be a mix of Science, Technology, and Engineering subjects along with discussions and a look at projects brought along to the event. As we are STEM then any Mathematics will be in context of demonstrations or discussions, rather than being stand alone.

Schedule (talk stream)

  • Talk on James Clerk Maxwell
  • Windows 11 Must Be Stopped – A Veteran PC Repair Shop Owner's Dire Warning – Jody Bruchon – YouTube

We can watch the video then have a discussion around this.

Schedule (projects stream)

As we are a bring you own projects group, then attendees can bring what they are working on, or perhaps carry on with what they are doing at Code Club for example, we have access to lots of resources for this.

This post will be updated in due course as information and schedule items are agreed upon. In the meantime, it will be here, as a reminder.

Links

poster

 
Read more...

from Paignton Library STEM Group

Paignton Library STEM Group – May 2022 Write up

The May STEM group meeting took place on 14/5/2022. As with previous events we had a mix of activities that people brought along, talks, and other discussions

Harding gave a talk on Class A, B & C amplifiers, in essence the class of amplifier needed reflect it will be used for, as each of this has their own range of frequencies they are most efficient with. Class A is good for Audio for example.

After this Harding led a short discussion on exam revision & preparation techniques.

A demonstration of a voltage divider was also presented. These topics are too involved to give a detailed explanation here.

We also had a STEM ambassador attend, who is a civil engineer, but we will also be working with him on promotion and activities that he could lead in the future. Paul Bennett also attended.

Other discussions also took place, we are going to defer the video on Window 11 to a later date, as this is an important subject to have discussions around. However please feel free to watch this anyway and bring some thoughts / ideas on this to the next meeting perhaps.

Windows 11 Must Be Stopped – A Veteran PC Repair Shop Owner's Dire Warning – Jody Bruchon – YouTube

  • Voltage divider activity (activity & discussion)
  • Physical computing (Raspberry Pi interfacing)
  • Lego WeDo
  • Scratch
  • HTML / CSS

Links

The next STEM Group meeting will be 11th June 2022

poster

 
Read more...

from Darkened underpass

原文出處與報告下載

本主題系列座談與線上研討錄影

名詞與其定義釐清,何謂”data stewardship” ? >

良好的數據管理模式可由以下三類法律架構: Data trusts / data cooperatives / corporate and contractual mechanisms 作進一步探討,以求達成理想的值得信任、有擔當負責運用的數據管理模式 (data stewardship)

1. data trusts

上圖表現了 data trust 管理機制運作,原本我以為 “trust” 代表的是”信任” 但看了這張圖後才理解原來 data trust 意謂著一種信託方式,將個人的數據資料委任給某一受託者(單位)代理對資料使用者(公司企業、政府或研究機構)的交涉與監督。 因為不太懂信託在法律上的效果與運作方式,查了一下本國《信託法》,台灣在1995年制定了信託法,好像後來又加入了公益信託,國內有些環保團體就是在提倡透過公益信託的資金募籌來保護代管某些土地山林湖泊...(詳情不太清楚) 但感覺在討論個人資料的法律架構時,已經逃不過須有一個”中間人”的角色(即 歐盟個人資料保護規則 GDPR 裏當的資料操作控制者 controller),而借用羅馬帝國時代即有的信託法律概念與行之已久的實務操作,似乎也不錯。當然實物實體財產的信託處分代管還是與數位電子化的數據資料有所差異,信託管理如何地彌平、順應其間的差異,如何做出調整,也將是此套法律機制要思考的地方

2. aata cooperatives

合作社型態的資料管理使用 沒想到看完信託法之後,又得要查查台灣的合作社法規

(感覺上述二種模式都可試著作某種新興社會企業,就是自己來創個業啦.....純粹想太多XDXD)

3. corporate and contractual mechanisms

#reading

 
阅读更多

from Darkened underpass

報告下載處 Listening to founders: Designing approaches for investing in social tech

此報告由 Social Tech Fund 先贊助,或曰從上方官網推測 STF 的宗旨在於提供更為公平的基金資源機會去資助能帶來解決處理社會問題, 提出創新方案的科技手段。之所以會想翻翻這份報告,是讀了 Alix Dunn 電子報 Relay 部份主題中對於此類社會新創科技的批判反省之音後,想知道這之間的現實與意識落差有多少。

報告寫作的採訪對象是社會新創企業,收集他們在資金取得過程中遇到的問題,尤其是來自投資方的意見(ex 看重利潤回報比例, 不重視”社會新創企業”所訴求的社會影響效果)。

心得感想:如果假設”社會”新創企業以科技為手段來推動切入某種社會改變值得支持投資,此前提不變,本報告或可翻翻看看這些 ventures 吐什麼苦水以及有什麼應變的呼籲。但如果前述條件都得再三評估(科技導向、運作導向、只有片面思考未能全面應變潛在負作用....) 那麼”社會”新創企業即使募資滿滿,恐怕也未必能如初衷使命地達成其願想的社會目標。

#reading

 
阅读更多