Internet Filtering – Iceland

There is a campaign in many European countries to censor adult content from the internet.  There are debates taking place now in the UK around plans to enforce some sort of default censorship through the ISPs. Now Iceland is considering taking the same step and Vodaphone is considering making it’s own Online Filtering Service a …

Obama Likes Being a Dad?

CNN recently ran an interview with President Obama which surprised a ton of people.  Evidently, he doesn’t spend the hours of 6-9pm talking to members of Congress, like most sitting Presidents do.  Instead, he spends that time with his family. I have to wonder, what does that mean for our country? Does it really affect …

Free the Internet – Using Proxies

There’s an increasing trend for companies and governments to control the internet.  Go to any major website and you’ll probably find something called Geotargeting happening.  This is  the practice of looking up your location and producing content based on your location.  Many websites block access to much of their content if you’re not from a …

Great Wine from New York

A recent story in Wine Spectator Magazine ran down all the 90 point wine clubs that exist and where their wines are coming from. According to the magazine, a surprising number were and are coming from the state of New York.  That certainly was not the case only a few years ago and really goes …

Better Wine for Texas

If you aren’t a big wine dinker you might not be familiar with the Draconian wine shipping laws which pervade the United States. The story is actually pretty simple, after Prohibition ended the federal government didn’t want to be responsible for the governing of alcohol laws.  Commerce Clause in the Constitution be damned, they allowed …