Author: Jake Bauer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2019 03:08:42 -0400
Add dates and table of contents to blog page + drafts
Blog roll and privacy education blog post drafts added.
3 files changed, 125 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
diff --git a/pages/blog.md b/pages/blog.md
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Below you can find links to things that I have posted:
-### Blog Posts
- <li><a href="blog/qutebrowser-to-firefox">Why I Switched Back to Firefox
+ <li>2019-06-20 <a href="blog/qutebrowser-to-firefox">Why I Switched Back to Firefox
diff --git a/pages/blog/difficulty-of-privacy-education.md b/pages/blog/difficulty-of-privacy-education.md
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+## The Difficulty of Educating People About Online Privacy
+[//]: # "Anyone who has tried to 'convince' someone about
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+<b>Written By:</b> Jake Bauer |
+ <b>Posted:</b> 2019-10-27 |
+ <b>Last Updated:</b> 2019-10-27
+Anybody who has tried to educate someone about digital privacy issues and
+exploitation of personal data knows that this can sometimes be like bashing ones
+head against a wall over and over. Many people not "in the know", and even some
+self-described "technology enthusiasts" use products such as Amazon's Alexa,
+Facebook, the Google Suite, and more because they make some aspects of their
+lives convenient and, in the case of a home assistant, they can be fun gadgets.
+The unfortunate aspect of these devices and services is that you don't have
+control over the data you put into them or how these service providers should
+handle your data. Even if you can "delete a post" or "create a new document", in
+reality you have no clue what these service providers are doing with your data.
+If you're reading this article, you most likely already know this and are aware
+of the dangers that come with service providers like Facebook, Twitter, and
+Google collecting all manner of data on their users.
+The difficulty of educating people about online privacy is due to three main
+factors. The first is that people are stubborn. It is very difficult to get
+someone who is set in their ways to change how they think or behave for several
+psychological reasons on which I'm not qualified to comment. The second is that
+many people are completely ignorant as to how the devices they use on a daily
+basis work. Even at a basic level, many people go through life not having any
+clue what the internet actually is and don't care to learn. This leads into the
+third major point: apathy. Lots of people that I have tried to educate about
+online privacy simply do not care to learn or do not care what happens to their
+data. This is probably the most significant barrier to educating someone because
+if someone has no will to change or learn it is impossible for a reasonable
+person to be effective at educating them without being too forceful.
diff --git a/pages/blog/other-blogs.md b/pages/blog/other-blogs.md
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+## Blogs From Cool People
+[//]: # "Check out this collection of blogs from other people who write about the same/similar stuff that I do."
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+Below is a bunch of blogs that I follow; most of which are in the same domain as
+my blog (i.e. technology, programming, system administration, privacy, etc).
+They are listed in alphabetical order with the primary language of the blog
+noted beside each entry. If you're interested in the stuff that I write about
+then you'll probably also be interested in what these folks have to say:
+* [Andy Bell's Blog](https://hankchizljaw.com/) – <b>[EN]</b> Topics include:
+ CSS, website design and accessibility, life as a software developer.
+* [ayekat's Blog](http://ayekat.ch/blog) – <b>[EN]</b> Topics include: System
+ administration, programming and more.
+* [Beyer Matthias' Blog](https://beyermatthias.de/blog/) — <b>[EN]</b> Topics
+ include: NixOS, Rust, free and open software.
+* [Brandon Nolet's Blog](https://bnolet.me/posts/) – <b>[EN]</b> Topics include:
+ Technology, computing, system administration, and more.
+* [Ctrl Blog](https://www.ctrl.blog/) – <b>[EN]</b> Topics include: The
+ internet, technology, and more.
+* [Codesections Blog](https://www.codesections.com/blog/) – <b>[EN]</b> Topics
+ include: Programming, technology and more.
+* [Drew DeVault's Blog](https://drewdevault.com/) — <b>[EN]</b> Topics include:
+ Programming languages, project updates (Sway, Sourcehut, etc), and the
+ occasional opinion piece.
+* [einGeek](https://blog.ein-geek.de/) – <b>[DE]</b> Topics include: The
+ internet, programming languages, and more.
+* [Eleos in space](https://blog.eleos.space/) — <b>[FR]</b> Topics include:
+ Technology and programming.
+* [Emanuel Pina's Blog](https://emanuelpina.pt/) – <b>[EN]</b> Topics include:
+ System administration, privacy, and programming.
+* [Fred's Notes](https://ramblings.fred.moe/) — <b>[EN]</b> Topics include:
+ Technology and miscellaneous interesting things.
+* [fnux's Blog](https://fnux.ch/) – <b>[EN]</b> Topics include: System
+* [Humbug](https://humbug.pw/) — <b>[EN]</b> Topics include: Technology and
+* [jakob.space](http://jakob.space/) — <b>[EN]</b> Topics include: Capture the
+ Flag writeups and programming languages.
+* [jlelse's Blog](https://jlelse.blog/) — <b>[EN]</b> Topics include: New
+ technologies and new programming languages.
+* [J.R. Swab's Blog](https://jrswab.com/blog) – <b>[EN]</b> Topics include:
+ System administration, programming, technology and more.
+* [Kev Quirk's Blog](https://kevq.uk/) – <b>[EN]</b> Topics include: Privacy,
+ self-hosting, system administration and more.
+* [Kuketz IT-Security](https://www.kuketz-blog.de/) — <b>[DE]</b> Topics
+ include: System administration, security, and hacking.
+* [Matthias Ott's Blog](https://matthiasott.com/articles) – <b>[EN]</b> Topics
+ include: Software engineering, privacy, software design and more.
+* [Max Böck's Blog](https://mxb.dev/blog) – <b>[EN]</b> Topics include: The
+ internet, front-end web development, and software development/design.
+* [Nduli's World](https://jnduli.co.ke/) — <b>[EN]</b> Topics include: Python
+ programming, Linux, general programming topics and system administration.
+* [Ryland Goldstein](https://www.cdevn.com/) – <b>[EN]</b> Topics include: Software
+ engineering, programming, and technology.
+* [Superposition.ca](https://www.superposition.ca) – <b>[EN]</b> Topics include:
+ nothing yet. This is just here to pressure him into writing something.