Bits and Pieces 28

The latest nasty tactic from websites is called session replay, wherein the website has one or more JScripts that record every keystroke and mouse movement. Granted, this has been possible for a long time; it’s the kind of data website UI designers use to figure out how to improve page layout. It answers the question of where people spend the most time with their eyes, and what they seem to be looking for. However, this has taken a somewhat more sinister turn lately, with major websites allowing third parties access to this info. Worst of all, the stream of mouse movements and keyboard typing can be sniffed in transit because it’s apparently unsecured. The presence of the script alone is enough to expose login passwords.

This is what I see with Links2.

This is why I love browsers that either control JScript or simply doesn’t use it at all. Granted, it makes some sites look funny, but it also reduces snooping. I spend most of my time surfing with Links2 in graphics mode. It doesn’t use JScript at all. This browser does require just a bit of savvy for set-up, but it’s quire rewarding.

I’ve adjusted my workout schedule a bit to accommodate what I imagine will best fit future needs. I now do my heavy workout in the park on Monday, followed by a long ride on Tuesday. Wednesday I do calisthenics with a moderate tension workout for my heart, then a longish fast-walk. Thursday is another long ride, followed by a repeat Friday of Wednesday, except I do high tension exercises for my muscles and a shorter but faster race-walk. Saturday I ride based on pure whim, just whatever appeals to me at the time. On top of this, each morning closely following wake-up I’ll do some kind of brief workout just to get the metabolism perking. That means doing just enough to break into a sweat.

I still wear a heavy brace for longer walks, even shopping, because it keeps me from needing to ice the knee afterward. The heavy brace presses directly around the patella in a sort of horseshoe shape on the bottom side, which is where the swelling shows up. I wear the light neoprene brace only for the Monday workouts, so that I can jump and run a little without the restriction of movement I get with the heavy brace.

We’ve been in this apartment for two years and it’s the first time I can recall being quite satisfied with a rental arrangement. We’ve had difficult neighbors along with the nice ones and the mix has been tolerable for the most part. The management has been among the most reasonable we’ve dealt with for a long time. Not perfect, mind you, but good enough for what we pay. We are thankful God led us here.

About Ed Hurst

Disabled Veteran, prophet of God's Laws, Bible History teacher, wannabe writer, volunteer computer technician, cyclist, Social Science researcher
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2 Responses to Bits and Pieces 28

  1. Jay DiNitto says:

    Curious – what do you do in the park on Mondays?


  2. Ed Hurst says:

    It’s the hard workout I’ve described before. I wouldn’t expect you to remember that, since it’s not your workout routine.


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