Food for Thought: 2017-10-05

Posted on October 5th, 2017

Here are some of the things I’ve found thought-provoking, recently. Ranked in priority-reading order:Hacking attribution is very difficult and often impossible to do with high certainty. People who claim to know for sure who did something usually have an agenda. This article explains one of the reasons attribution is so difficult: https://theintercept.com/2017/10/04/masquerading-hackers-are-forcing-a-rethink-of-how-attacks-are-traced/Simple disabling of TouchID is a good duress mode precautio...

Food for Thought: 2017-09-25

Posted on September 25th, 2017

Here are some of the things I’ve found thought-provoking, recently. Ranked in priority-reading order:"Equifax Impressed By Hackers’ Ability To Ruin People’s Finances More Efficiently Than Company Can" (except, not really): http://www.theonion.com/article/equifax-impressed-hackers-ability-ruin-peoples-fin-56882A number of large companies with presence in Indiana are going through RIFs, this year (though not targeting Indiana, specifically). Dow, Cox Enterprises, Angie’s List, Lily all in the m...

Food for Thought: 2017-09-25

Posted on September 25th, 2017

Here are some of the things I’ve found thought-provoking, recently. Ranked in priority-reading order:"Equifax Impressed By Hackers’ Ability To Ruin People’s Finances More Efficiently Than Company Can" (except, not really): http://www.theonion.com/article/equifax-impressed-hackers-ability-ruin-peoples-fin-56882A number of large companies with presence in Indiana are going through RIFs, this year (though not targeting Indiana, specifically). Dow, Cox Enterprises, Angie’s List, Lily all in the m...

Food for Thought: 2017-08-28

Posted on August 28th, 2017

Here are some of the reads & comics I’ve found thought-provoking, recently. Ranked in priority-reading order:Responses are widely discussed in the follow-on from the neo-fascist gathering in Charlottesville. My opinion: the strategies we use to prevent future fascists may often be different from the tactics we use to limit harm from current fascists:I’m a big fan of satire and humor, as it interrupts minds and forces people to consider different perspectives: https://wagingnonviolence.org/fea...

Food for Thought: 2017-08-14

Posted on August 14th, 2017

Here are some of the reads & comics I’ve found thought-provoking over the last week. Ranked in priority-reading order:Here’s a quick quiz for you to take re: White People Discrimination: https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/white-people-discrimination-a-quizUpdating tactics on nonviolent direct action: https://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/manual-new-era-direct-action/Over on McSweeney’s a Google Robot writes a manifesto: https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/im-a-google-manufacturing-robot-and-...

Food for Thought: 2017-07-31

Posted on July 31st, 2017

Here are some of the reads & comics I’ve found thought-provoking over the last week. Ranked in priority-reading order:Wikitribune (which you should support!) is discussing how they chose that name "Speaking truth to power, representing the voice of the people, and driving out darkness by shining a light on the truth. A free press is the tribune of the people." https://medium.com/@wikitribune/why-are-we-called-wikitribune-dc53ae7802cdCourt affirms right to record law enforcement officers: http...

Mennonite Future Church Summit Results

Posted on July 23rd, 2017

The Mennonite Church USA engaged in a “Future Church Summit" as part of the national convention. This was a great activity, and the theme reports (combined together at the end of this post) received a high confidence vote by the delegates (see: https://twitter.com/toddgrotenhuis/status/883677101995544576). The delegate body also voted to affirm the following: This is a much weaker version of the original resolution, but as has happened in past conventions, the moderator rushed movement on t...

Food for Thought: 2017-07-03

Posted on July 3rd, 2017

Here are some of the reads & comics I’ve found thought-provoking over the last week. Ranked in priority-reading order:Really sad: http://www.indystar.com/story/news/fox59/2017/06/27/disability-advocate-injured-during-health-care-sit-sen-youngs-office/430752001/I was really challenged these Plough articles that challenge the value of Curiosity: http://www.plough.com/en/topics/faith/discipleship/saving-silence and http://www.plough.com/en/topics/community/education/giving-god-our-attention. Quo...

Mennonite Church USA Convention 2017

Posted on July 3rd, 2017

It’s almost time! This year, I am a delegate representing Indiana Michigan Conference. You can find information, including our only resolution at the convention delegate page. To follow or mute updates from this bi-annual event, use #MennoCon17 (twitter, Facebook) on social media and the #MCUSA tag on this blog. I’ll try to do daily updates on Delegate session activity, including the vote on the "Seeking Peace in Israel and Palestine" resolution and the Future Church Summit. Any questions...

Food for Thought: 2017-06-25

Posted on June 26th, 2017

Here are some of the reads & comics I’ve found thought-provoking over the last week. Ranked in priority-reading order:How to preserve land from development? Collectively buy it! (this would be even better if the DNR wasn’t one of the buyers): http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/06/23/land-trust-raises-enough-money-preserve-land-overlooking-white-river/423248001/Kevin Carson has a 4-step plan to address “cost disease": https://c4ss.org/content/48039 Quote:Destroying all unnecessary waste o...

Todd Grotenhuis

Professionally an Information Security Specialist, Politically an Abolitionist, Theologically an Anabaptist