“When free men have been milling about…

National Security Agency 001
I have seen this photo several times in the past 6 years I think including twice this past week in the Washington Post newsletter ‘Cybersecurity 202.’ In circa 2000 my Internet connection was ISDN over a telephone line. It had two 64 kilobyte channels and every time I started my browser it automatically sent my password then logged me into the system. It was so trouble free and solid. All the providers I have had since only offer on open line that is always on. I play 12th man for my sons [need to know basis.] They monitor the web as for instance Microsoft and IBM do. They also have about a dozen friends in Maine and New Hampshire whose workstations’ Internet they monitor. My sons are building confidence with the Linux Ring and Interpol. They also are competing for professional prestige on the open market for their LLC Black Musket Technologies which they hope will develop into a major Internet Security company as well as other services.

About 12 years ago a dozen of Michelle’s friends with business degrees
wanted to start a computer services company and wanted to know where to start to provide security against computer hackers. I told them they needed to know that most hacking is done through human interfaces rather that being able to break into an Internet connection. I used the famous computer hacker Kevin Mitnick as an example. He researched the companies that he thought were taking in a lot of bank cards for sales and then wandered around inside the companies until he had the opportunity to wander into the secure areas of the companies.  Then he asked tape vault clerks for certain tapes he thought would have the bank data on them. Then he walked out of the buildings with the tapes to hotel rooms that he had rented and searched the tapes for the bank data. Then he went shopping sending orders for about 50 or 100 ‘friends.’ I told them they needed to ally themselves with a police department and write software that would enhance what their police associates were doing. They live in Canada and I think they were able to make to make contact to security services at the Montreal police department.

Disclaimer:: Usually at the beginning of the websites I have had a disclaimer that says for example is a journalists’ resource where a journalist informs us by electronic broadcaster of something they think other journalists might want to know or they wish someone to point them to info about some occurrence – that is they need background on something.

Obstinate Bowery boy:

How many ways
Can you say
‘Start walking around
But don’t look around
Until you’re seven leagues down.’?

The Truth can match wits with anyone!

I’m starting to have flashbacks. I just saw my website name on a search engine ( August 2, 2022

My Cinnamon Blue (Megan Marie) and my Cinnamon Red (Michelle) have placed my poem “Beauty” on their website for awhile.

So today [Oct 25, 2022] the weatherman gave us fog in the Bangor area and the loud machines gave us a stultifying dose of essence of medical tobacco. It is so stultifying that the old man doesn’t want to have sex. Someone must have told everyone about the organizers trying to cash in on which grocery stores in Maine were offering the bargain prices on nice looking pork this week for their friends. Four or five years ago when black Angus was $10 pork was $2.20. I personally on several occasions saw organizers in the grocery store loading shopping carts to the brim and then when they got to the check out they pulled out their organizers ID and told the clerk that they had lost their job and were having ‘hard times.’ I don’t think the clerks thought it was very funny. I don’t think that the well feds thought the medical tobacco movement was very funny whatever the state police were thinking. ———————————————————————————-




Cal lifestyle dreaming

I don’t have a condo or a bowl of black cherries on a table in the dining room but I have a pretty good lifestyle on Social. WalMart delivers my groceries right on time.  I don’t need to worry about weather like tornado alley while hiding in my basement and it does sprinkle once in a while in the maritimes forest in Maine and so far it has only reached 90F once this year. I was just hearing that Cal has asked that Internet servers be optimized for 300 meg downloads from 125 meg. I had Spectrum download optimized downward to 300 meg about an hour ago and I note that the music on DI.FM is richer and even higher fidelity. I have some of my sons personally programmed software on my net ripper now and it runs about 50% faster than just a month ago.

There are rumors about the Baidu Gamer’s Distro which the Chinese company Baidu Technologies authors. It however cannot be seen from the U.S. Baidu is also a browser and search engine author. They write in Qt and PythonQt for their Linux distro version and they claim their software is 27% faster that Ubuntu and that versions of all the games on the market can be downloaded from their website for $10 U.S. per game and they run about 15% faster than on Microsoft. My sons company Black Musket Technologies consults for Bombardier and as of this time there is no plan to release a public version of their in-house distro.

I can barely contain myself waiting for my sons to start writing “computerized gedanken” in support of their A.I. projects when they have them. I hear that now that Cal-Irvine profs and students went to Charlottetown to make a pitch to my guys saying that Cal-Irvine would be included in the new Cal Theoretical Linux Center with CalTech and that their faculty is rated just as good as Berkeley but the Science and Engineering department just isn’t as large. Apparently Linus Torvalds received offers from Linux Foundation supporters to also open important centers near Dalhousie Univ, Halifax, Nova Scotia and the CERN Institute which is a graduate school associated with CERN. I notice that in the U.S. the Internet rates a listing of top universities to be 95% American. Most Canadians rate McGill in Montreal as belonging in the top ten of the U.S. and U of Calgary in the top 20. Catholics in the U.S rate Notre Dame in the top ten and Georgetown in the top 20. Catholics in Canada rate Laval in Quebec City as being in the top 20 as well. Catholics in Euro rate U of Padua to be in the Euro top ten and that is where all three of my kids wish to attend. My Canela Bleu says Padua has a great music school and pre-med major for a psychologist. My sons state they would like to work at Dalhousie in Canada after their studies.

My sons have recommended distro Mageia 9 of which a test version is available now. They are happy because it is written in Qt5 and PythonQt which are really versatile and fast. Remember I said it is a test version!

Jennifer Aniston and friend (Because of the white breast my sons think the bird is a 9 pound lady musket – sometimes referred to as a sparrow hawk but it is actually a kestrel. The male, mostly black, sometimes weighs 17 pounds and dives at 170 mph. [from info I found on the Net about 9 years ago – about 2014.]) The music for this beautiful photo is from Klaus Schulz’ masterpiece album “Mirage.” I imagine ‘Crystal Lake’ to be a tale of a white bear hunting men on a frozen lake.  It absolutely puts “Ride of the Valkyries” in its place.

  “Crystal Lake” — Klaus Schulz


I am sitting around and daydreaming about poems I will write someday.

While I have been daydreaming Michelle and her sidekick Megan Marie have won recognition from the Church for a Christian spirited poem they have written.  Our family foundation INK Smudges Family Foundation has won recognition for the websites they are sponsoring and in which they are publishing.  Thanks guys – you’re great

So Star Trek is a huge world-wide phenomena.  I have some nominees for shows and movies that are a lot more plausible which I hope to add to my collection as well over the next year – “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,” “Wild, Wild West” and “The Avengers.”

I suggested to you some time back that you try hot chocolate and tea for your breakfast latte if you are a tea drinker rather than coffee as I am.  I wanted to tell you that I think some of the herbal teas are good for a latte as well.  For instance hot chocolate and St John’s wort tea or mint tea are good and they are very relaxing. As I pointed out in another place on this website St John’s wort is a precursor for serotonin, mint tea is a precursor for acetylcholine and chamomile helps brain cells expel the byproducts from thinking so much. I have three hot chocolate breakfast latte’s and two chamomile (vanilla and honey version) refrigerated teas every day.

My sons report from Euro that quite a few cities are supplying herbal tea chocolate lattes to the homeless.  Some of the homeless have been drinking the herbal lattes for 8 to 10 weeks now (August 30) and have begun accepting shelter offers which the homeless say are comfortable at night now that they have the herbal lattes. San Francisco and Vancouver representatives have been observing the success in Euro for about 5 weeks.


La Croix International 1000
La Croix International

My Canela Rouge and Canela Bleu have been working hard on another blue page Jeudi de Canela Bleu. Megan Marie has written another ‘Irony Loves Absurdity’ and Michelle is presenting a look at her next Homily Mass.

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas of 2022


“Jamaican Monk”  – Tangerine Dream

When I am in deep sleep
The music of three
Comforts me ever so
Even though I don’t know.
St John said the Lord spoke
‘Wherever there are two
There I will be as well.’
How do my three compare
With the Spirit of mankind?
Are they  also kind
Not to interrupt my deep breathing
While oblivious to my dreaming
Knowing full well I will share
As my fare to their care.
I hear them laughing now
While they are whispering
Our mother claims our father
Is humanities second perfect example
For my dear claims poetry
Is a true believers last refuge.

(Wherever There Are Two)


In celebration God lets us realize we are free.

  “Chain Lightning” — Rush

  “Silver Scale” — Tangerine Dream

Let me spring forth
To ride the tranquil air currents
For all they are worth.
I am free in the sky
As in the sun I glide
Until I turn the tide
And make myself God’s pride.
What a ride it is
Being in touch with the Lord
In his open air cathedral
Where I often fall
But never strike the earth.
I proudly pray silently
That I enjoy abundant prey
For my family
While I bask in celebration
Of another strike for dinner.
We are not sinners
For eating well as we dwell
On the requirements of our Covenant.
How will I survive
Until I revive my lost innocence
That protected me
As before my family
I hunted the exhilaration of sport.


@INK Smudges


(I don’t know where the photo comes from so shhhhh!)