Hello everyone! Chris posting here today –
Category: Chris Salmon
A new website page – 2023
Im am back online for the first time in a while. I have must to onlist in at least one a years. But now I while be on here day line.
My land has been abused
I’m writing now about how our ranch land has been abused, misused and generally mistreated. It should be good, clean, productive land – just as it was when I was young and we NEVER ALLOWED HUNTERS ONTO OUR PROPERTY!!
I’m going to set this all right no matter what it takes. The Salmon ranch will not be mistreated like this!!
Moving maybe the day after tomorrow
So, I’m looking for a new place here in Tahoe. I’ve lived here for 8 years so far. A lot has happened in that time, especially the attack and deep, serious injury (it my brain was exposed and injured by an attacker) and big weight gain then loss, with my life hanging in the air for a few years.
I’m needing to move out of my ex-wife’s house, where I have been supporting both her and my son. However with the disease reappearing, it seems like COVID just won’t go away. So, after two years of being stuck here, it’s time to find a place for me and my Son Siddhartha to live. He’s not really getting along with his Mom right now, anyway.
So I’ll head over there to get him and go on this apartment tour. An already furnished apartment is perfect for us right now. No, I don’t want to buy a house!! I’m still heading out for purely a temporary home here, while I travel about the world and Sid finished a University
January 1 of 2022
I am just watching the tourists! No drinking or smoking weed, that’s all left my life as of 12/28/21 🙂 Except for two weeks in Las Vegas over my son’s birthday, for that I take a break from sobriety hahahahah 😂
New Year’s turning over…
It was really tough driving!
It’s my BIRTHDATE today!
Today is my…. Oh my God!… I’m turning 60 today!! Jesus christ that sounds OLD hahahahah 😂
My new goals 2022
I have got new goals and ambitions for this next year:
– except for my son’s trip to Las Vegas with me, I’m am quitting all alcohol drinking, pot smoking and so forth. However for my son’s (MacKenzie’s) 21st birthday, I am planning two weeks of nothing but party and gambling and drinking and girls!! LOTS of girls there hahahahah 😍 Then change back to good boy hahahahah 🤣 After that we are headed to Texas to visit Vail, CO on our way through, and then on our hometown of Nocona, TX. Then who know what we shall do…. not sure what’s next.
– I am going to move to Thailand this year and I’m trying my best to get that done. I am anxious to get moved in over there, but the COVID have put an international blockade over Thailand for now. We’ll have to wait and let it pass. Once the disease leaves Thailand, I’ll be moving there.
– I am going to focus on my physical condition this year, and get myself in the best physical condition that is possible. A tremendous batch of biking, running/hiking, swimming and weight lifting. I aim to repair, to the best of my ability, my right side and head and neck and my overall physical ability. As some of you may be aware, I suffered a tremendous damage due to an attack in San Francisco in 2018.
– I am going to be dating women seriously as soon is this COVID disease clears out. I ended up losing my gorgeous Filipino girlfriend because we could not be in touch. That was understandable on both our parties. Plus I was still seriously wounded, just back and barely able to walk and talk! It was doomed. Plus, now, we find everything is shut down due to the disease! It’s a nightmare! Here is the story of the attack on me:
– I’m going spend a my business goals on selling my ranch in Texas and moving strongly into stocks, cryptocurrency, gold and real estate unions that don’t require my management. My land is held in a ranch held by my sister and me. She is someone I am happy to give my share of ownership in sale to her and keep my share for me.
That’s a decent list so far.
My situation December 2021
Some careful observation will show that I have suffered a severe injury to my skull. This all happened do to a personal attack on me be one or several people. You can observe it in the right side and center, that exhibits how part of my skull and the skin were removed from my head. Then sewn up and put back in place – twice. That was due to a brutal attack by several robbers. Not once, but twice, because the treatment of the would went bad after one month. Another replacement skull, a fake one not as perfect as the replaced one, was found and used in my head. For years I couldn’t do much of anything. I couldn’t do much of anything for… really nearly four years I was of little worth.
This was all the result of me being robbed and attacked in the bottom of San Francisco slums. I have no real memory of what happened, the next thing I know I come out of a coma I was set in while the surgeons removed part of my brain and my skull.
Beaten up in San Francisco
I was beaten and robbed by 4 persons, possibly 5, in San Francisco.
Buses and Trains to San Francisco
Waiting on the first leg of my journey to San Francisco. It’s going to be interesting, because its Amtrak bus)->train)->bus
Going to San Francisco
Tomorrow I’m going to San Francisco to get my passport and spply at the Philippines embassy for a 1 year multi entry Visa
One of my best friends and bandmates had a recording studio in his house on Ambursen Street in Houston, TX. Back in 1991 I stayed there for a week while he was out of town, and recorded some of my own music there. This is one of the surviving recordings.
The e foundation privacy phone & mobile OS
Recently I wrote that I was going to work on developing my own privacy-oriented, silicon-valley-free version of the Android mobile OS. Well, it turns out that a better guy than me is already way ahead of me on the same project, and he has a team. In fact the beta version of his phone is already out:
“At the end of 2017 Mandrake Linux creator Gael Duval announced an ambition to create a smartphone OS, one that didn’t rely on Apple or Google, with ‘my data is my data’ as his mantra. He saw the loss of respect for user data privacy, and the concentration of data power in the hands of a few giant corporations with its surveillance risks, and could see that something new was needed.
Today the e foundation, created to support the mission, announces the first beta of the /e/ mobile OS, for early testers to trial on a range of mobile phone models. They plan to have a stable version for general release by early 2019.”
Go to the /e/ foundation to read more.
So this obviates the need for me to develop my own Android version all by myself. I still will probably do it, just for fun, to learn, and to keep my computer skills sharp. In fact, I may just do some volunteer work for the e foundation.
My Time at Lake Tahoe is Ending
It was 4 years ago, in May 2014, that I moved from Vail, Colorado, to Stateline, Nevada on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. It’s been a tough 4 years – my wife disappeared with my son for a year, then when she made contact again it was by serving me with divorce papers. I was out on bail from a 2012 DWI arrest in Texas, my movements and behavior restricted. Then they finally adjudicated it in early 2016, when I pled guilty to a misdemeanor traffic offense and went on two years of probation, restricted to stay in Nevada, subject to random drug and alcohol tests and visits/inspections. I was the victim of two, very painful, scams during this four years. And, most difficult of all, my father passed away in December of 2016.
But now, September 2018, everything has worked out very well. My divorce was final 2 years ago, and my ex and I are both much happier, and our differences are settled. We are friends again, in fact I’ve been here helping her renovate her house. She moved back here with my son Z in 2015 and I’ve been close with my son ever since. I still miss my Dad, but I’ve gotten used to being an owner of our family businesses instead of an employee. And I’m now free to travel the world because of it. I’ve found a wonderful new girl, who is the best thing that’s happened to me since my son was born.
So, good things are happening now, as I leave Lake Tahoe, probably for a long time, and go to the Philippines to stay for a while.
Philippines, here I come!
I’m almost done helping my ex renovate her house here in South Lake Tahoe, so I bought my flight, ground transportation, and hotel reservations for Manila yesterday. I’m fully committed now! And so very thrilled, happy and excited about my move over there. I’m ready to start a new life with a new girl in a new place, and I have all of those lined up and waiting for me to arrive on October 10, 2018.
I’ve stayed within the borders of the USA for all of my life, except a few brief trips into Canada and Mexico. That’s a shame, but one I will be rectifying in just weeks. I’d speculate that most people around the world who have the means and opportunity to do so have left their country of birth and traveled internationally, making me somewhat of a provincial hick by comparison. But I’m going to be traveling internationally for years starting next month, and catch up with my peers!
To be honest, I’ve grown sick and tired of Americans seething hatred for each other and the bizarre politicization of every single aspect of life. Im tired of the constant mental bombardment of lies and bullshit and exhortations to buy this, think that, hate your fellow citizens because they think differently from you, admire and exalt uneducated and illiterate hollywood and media dumbfucks, and on and on and on. Every viewpoint pushed on the citizenry via the media is there because someone wants you to believe things that benefit them, not you. When someone or some idea is publicly promoted into fame and cultural status, it’s not because they are really wonderful and the people spontaneously came to admire or believe them. It’s always (with rare exception) been manufactured by someone who 1 either money or power or both from people believing some bullshit they’re selling. Here in the USA, billions are being spent in a constant battle to control the minds of the citizens, and thus control th11 culture and the nation. I want to get away from that, and be left alone by these interests and their thought control campaigns. I want peace, and freedom of thought, speech and conscience. I do not want to live in a country where people fear the PC thought police and their career destroying power. That’s what the USA has become, and that means it’s time to GTFO.
I think thoughts that aren’t my own – and so do you!
Many, maybe most of the thoughts I have are not my thoughts. I did not spontaneously think them myself. They were put into my mind by other people, often a group of people. These thoughts were put there by these people because they benefit from me thinking them. Usually it’s a financial benefit. So, I think many thoughts because someone else wants me to think them for their own gain. I do not think them for my own benefit, in fact many of them are detrimental to my best interests.
And that’s ME, and I’m a freak, the type who writes an essay like this one. Many, more typical people, are very close to ONLY thinking thoughts that aren’t their own, but are put there to benefit someone else. If you took all those out and left only their own thoughts, there would be nearly nothing in their mind at all!
So, how do thoughts that aren’t your own become part of your thinking? And who put them their for their benefit and not mine? Well, these thoughts have many trajectories into your mind. From parents taking thoughts that aren’t theirs and putting them into their kids, to the personal influence of friends, coworkers and classmates, to mass media and social media, up to overt efforts like commercial advertising and government propaganda, from birth onward we are bombarded by the efforts of others to give us thoughts they want us to think. Who are these people? The biggest and most successful thought control campaigns targeting your mind come from commercial interests, governments, and religions. But on a more personal level, friends and family also put thoughts into your mind. Sometimes it’s their own thoughts, but most often they are acting as contagious agents trying to infect you with the thoughts infecting them, that originated with one of the big three – commercial interests, governments, religions.
Learn to perceive these foreign thoughts now residing in your mind! I suggest that you start to watch your own thinking, and start asking yourself, “why do I think this? When did I first have this thought, and who taught it to me? And where did they get it? Who benefits from me thinking it? And were they involved in putting it there? Is this thought true, and how do I know it is true? Does what I’m thinking benefit me, or someone else?”
I intend to do a lot of mental hygiene and thought correction through this site, and help people plagued by false, biased, fallacious, irrational and detrimental (to the thinker) thinking. I wrote of this months ago here, but the real work on it has been on hold. The person I most seek to help with better thinking is myself. I have benefited greatly in my life from having my flawed thinking corrected. I enjoy finding and correcting flaws in thinking, especially my own. And I hope that anyone who reads of my mental hygiene efforts will benefit as well.
Intro to Tor
Tor is an acronym for “the onion network,” a network anonymity technology that originated Tor is an acronym for “the onion network,” a network anonymity technology that originated with the Office of Naval Research funding research back in 1995. The basic idea is simple, a network such that each node only knows about its neighbors one hop away, and all traffic goes through at least 3 nodes, thus hiding the origin endpoint of a packet’s route. That hides the source address of the traffic and the users location. Encryption hides the content of the packet through a key exchange. Tor, Orbot, and the Tor Browser for android are an important part of the toolkit I’m developing to prevent collection and sale of my personal data by Google and others with ad based business models. Here is s brief intro
In order to protect myself from having my private data stolen and used to extract money from me, I need total security for all aspects of my internet usage. That means the operating system and all software running on it, the browser, my WLAN, my phone and all of its software, my border router, my IP address, the contents of my network traffic, my location, everything must be protected from ad-based business model tech companies. So this will take several pieces of software and some configuration time.
Jaron Lanier: 10 reasons to get off social media
I recently discovered Jaron Lanier, a world class computer scientist (he’s a capital S Scientist, I’m a lower case s scientist hahahahha – funny but true!) who was putting forth very similar criticisms and concerns to mine, but long before I fully accepted how evil our industry has become, and that I have an ethical obligation to help users by doing what I can about it. Internet users and Texas taxpayers paid for my education, training and experience. I owe them big time – I can’t forget that, either. So please give Jaron a listen, he wants users to be customers the internet industry serves, not data sources to be exploited and sold to people who only want to sell them more crap and take their money.
My (nearly) Google Free Android Phone.
I’m making big progress on my goal of eliminating Silly Valley and Google, Facebook, Twitter and all the other evil bastards who reside there from my life.
There are two primary subgoals to meet:
1) Eliminate all Silly Valley products from my my world. That means my computers (including my hand held ones) will be free of all their sick spyware and obnoxious and pervasive ads. My computers will actually be MINE again, with only code that I want running on them. My computers will be for my benefit, not designed as surveillance and advertising devices that extract money from me and transfer it to evil, obscenely wealthy sociopaths.
2) Attain absolute protection for my privacy and my personal data. That’s the only way to stop Bay Area bastards from stealing it, exploiting it for themselves, then selling it to the highest bidder, with no benefit to me whatsoever. In fact the stolen private and personal data of billions not only doesn’t benefit them, it’s actively used against their interests. Your private and personal data is stolen, then used to take ever more money from you. That’s the Silly Valley business model.
As of the time of this posting, I’m getting just about as close as I can get to being totally unobservable on the internet, without having root access to my handheld computer. I’m not going to risk bricking a thousand dollar phone until I get to Philippines and set up a new computer office/laboratory. I need equipment and tools to make more progress on my goals.
I’m going to build wired and wireless computer networks in my lab that I can use to analyze traffic to and from hosts inside the network like my Note 9. Now that I’ve started on this, I’m dying to see exactly what surveillance data is being acquired and sent to the evil empires by the bay.
Chris Salmon at age 40
This picture was taken in 2002, when I was a very busy and very successful internet entrepreneur, business and IT consultant, and network engineer. I had my own internet company, 15 employees, offers coming in constantly. Even better, I also had a wife, a cute little 18 month old baby, and a beautiful big home in Dallas with a shaded pool and hot tub overlooked by a home gym. Those were great days for me and everyone around me. Cyberstation’s best month ever was August 2002. The next year, it was all gone. The dotcom crash was 2000-2002, but the telecom and independent internet and hosting provider business crashed in 2003. Our biggest business partner, IP Communications, suddenly folded in 2003. (This was 100% due to the purposeful sabotage and malfeasance of Southwestern Bell, the incumbent baby Bell. I could tell horror stories of the crap they pulled on DLEC’S!) We used IP Communications to connect to tens of thousands of our accounts across 5 states, plus I had a $50/hr, 40hr/week min. side contract with them. I was paid this retainer whether I worked or not, to be available for any internet networking or services problems or development they needed, and to lock me out of helping any of their competitors. Money was just rolling in, we had a new (to us) house, new cars, new appliances, new baby hahaha and good times. But all things come to and end, don’t they?
I was no spring chicken here, but I do look quite a bit older at times now, Fall of 2018. Mean ol’ Father Time takes his unrelenting toll on us all!!
Brings back good memories, even so!
Vail, CO., Ducks in Gore Creek December 2010
I lived in the USA’s largest ski resort, Vail Colorado, from 2004 to 2014. From 2005 to 2011 we were doing travel and resort websites, producing content and reviews, selling hotel rooms, flights, car rentals, and advertising. One of these was for Vail, and this allowed me to ski and bicycle and go to events and generally explore the area as part of my job. I skied over 100 days a year for many years there, though at the end I was getting tired of it and didn’t ski much. I have dozens of hours of video and hundreds or pictures of Vail, in storage. Someday those will all be posted to this site.
I also worked at the Vail Ski Resort in 1985 and 1986 as an adventurous way to take a break from college and get over a broken heart, when I was 23 and 24 years old. I had no camera to carry about at that time, but I did do some nice drawings which I’ll post later. In my job as warehouseman for the Mid-Vail on mountain complex of shops and restaurants, I skied every work day, and night skied home each night with a miner’s headlamp after inventory. Then skied more every off day!!
It’s almost time for first snow in Vail. In the meantime and to prepare everyone for a new winter season, here is the peaceful view from my close friend Gary’s living room in Vail.