Ron Sparks Author, Poet



Note: Most of my old tech blog posts have been pulled down and only the bare bones are here now. I will resume tech blogging at some point in the future, but there’s not much to see here at the moment. Thanks for understanding.

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I connect to a client VPN often to work on their servers, their code, and their databases. My development machine
(Quite a few of you have come to me for explanation of Anonymous and OpOrlando, so this is for you.)
I log into a lot of client production servers and do not have the luxury of installing my favorite GUI
[updated 2011-06-10 because a friend  pointed out a flaw in my assumption that I needed to enter the password every
This blog post spurred a pretty lively debate between my wife and me.  I attempted to explain ethical hacking to
My son, Christopher, is extremely tech savvy.  At 13-years-of-age: He's very proficient with DOS batch programming. he's already written multiple
I love my Nook. I can, on my one device, store thousands of books.  I can shop for and purchase
A few weeks ago, the online world became enraged when Facebook launched its Instant Personalization" feature.  Users were automatically opted
Airport Scanners Violate My Rights
Take a look at the image on the right. That, my friends, is what an airport full-body image scanner shows.
Goodbye Brighthouse. For years you have been my cable provider, my Internet provider, and my telephone provider. I have been
Ron Sparks Author, Poet

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Ron Sparks

Ron Sparks is a technology professional, science fiction and fantasy author and poet living in Zurich, Switzerland. His latest book "ONI: Satellite Earth Series Book 1" is available on


A man of many passions, I lay claim to a myriad of interests and hobbies. Among them, I am an amateur astronomer, an avid motorcycle rider, a whiskey aficionado, a (poor) surfer, a scuba diver, a martial artist, a student of philosophy, a proponent of critical thinking, a technologist, an entrepreneur, a cancer survivor, and I harbor a lifelong love of science fiction and fantasy. Feel free to strike up a conversation on the social networks below.

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