R.I.P Grumpy Cat

It has been announced that Grumpy Cat (aka Tardar Sauce), queen of Internet memes and an inspiration to my inner curmudgeon, passed away at the tender age of 7 due to complications related to a urinary tract infection. Grumpy Cat’s owners stated in part: “Some days are grumpier than others… We are unimaginably heartbroken to Read More …

The EU Just Blew-Up the Internet

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, the European Parliament voted to approve new Internet regulations across all member nations. Of particular concern are Articles 11 and 13 of the new law. The provisions of Article 11 require anyone – individual or corporate – to pay a licensing fee for URL links that they publish. This is being Read More …

Net Neutrality: The World Didn’t End After All

Not only did the repeal of Net Neutrality not usher the U.S. into the internet Dark Ages, but Ookla reports substantially increased broadband speeds since its demise. Indeed, Wired reports very few major changes in traffic policies among U.S. ISPs.  Among the problems with Net Neutrality: it attempted to impose top-down government prescribed limits on Read More …