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About hornlo

Geek. Curmudgeon

Temporary Theme

Upgraded my hosting to PHP7, which broke my ancient homemade theme. I’ve just grabbed one as a substitute until I have time to either fix mine or select and modify a permanent replacement. At some point I’m also going to … Continue reading

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Buying Ratings

McDonald’s receipt: “Tell us how we’re doing!  Rate (5) highly satisfied to receive One FREE …” A forum post: “Hello developer.  I am offering you 1000+ 5 star review on your google play store apps/games.  If you are interested in review then please … Continue reading

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Clickbait

TL;DR: roughly 12% of the page was content One of the lowest forms of advertising is “clickbait” sites, which FaceBook loves to inject into your feed. My current practice is that if I see a clickbait site’s “promotions” scroll by … Continue reading

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The Honorable O

A final riff on the quirky (mis)use of my name…. Way back in time, either through mistyping or bad OCR, the “Horn” in “Larry O. Horn” got turned into “Honr”, which led to some interesting mail. That “Honr” became “Honorable”, … Continue reading

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Hi, I’m Olin

In the continuing saga of junk postal mail, a new variation has shown up — “Olin Horn”. I’m eagerly awaiting a slew of new fodder for my shredder. This did remind me that in my high school days I began … Continue reading

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Not a tax prep company

I’ve been wondering why I’ve been getting a lot of junk postal mail addressed to the company “Larry Olin Horn” for the last couple years; mostly business credit scams, but also other interesting stuff, even an occasional sample trinket (cheaper … Continue reading

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GPG / PGP keys for 2015

My GPG/PGP public keys for 2015, valid for one year, also available from a keyserver near you. Replace the “:FOO:” with “@” for proper addresses. Personal correspondence: – Larry Olin Horn (lohnet 2015) <hornlo:FOO:lohnet.org> – Fingerprint: 8267 80C1 4E42 C842 … Continue reading

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GPG / PGP keys for 2014

My GPG/PGP public keys for 2014, valid for one year, also available from a keyserver near you. Replace the “:FOO:” with “@” for proper addresses. Personal correspondence: – Larry Olin Horn (lohnet 2014) <hornlo:FOO:lohnet.org> – Fingerprint: 6CE1 684B 51FA 154A … Continue reading

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Still alive and kicking

Thanks for the phone calls checking on me. Note that the obit in the Clarion-Ledger is not mine.

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GPG / PGP keys for 2013

My GPG/PGP public keys for 2013, valid for one year, also available from a keyserver near you. Replace the “:FOO:” with “@” for proper addresses. Personal correspondence: – Larry Olin Horn (lohnet 2013) <hornlo:FOO:lohnet.org> – Fingerprint: 670B F67F AC19 02DE … Continue reading

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