Azure Security & Regulatory Compliance


The goal for this article is to define at a high level what the terms regulatory compliance and IT security mean, and why they are necessary. I am a firm believer that an IT system is only as secure as the language used to describe it.

“The limits of my language are the limits of my mind. All I know is what I have words for.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein

Wittgenstein knew that concepts were important and that if we don’t say what we mean, we may never mean what we say. This article will also define and show the relationship…

Unconditional Love? Sorry. There’s no Such Thing.
Unconditional Love? Sorry. There’s no Such Thing.
Courtesy of Michael Teachings

“The notion of unconditional love is a logically fallacious oxymoron. The condition my dear friends is that the object of your affection is of sufficient value.”

People only care about you if you are of value to them.

I wrote a post a few days ago about the difference between being held as affectively vs objectively valuable.

Ayn Rand talks about “.. Love, friendship, respect, admiration are the emotional response of one man to the virtues of another, the spiritual payment given in exchange for the personal, selfish pleasure which one man derives from the virtues of another man’s character….”…

The Trolley Problem

There is a runaway trolley barreling down the railway tracks. Ahead, on the tracks, there are five people tied up and unable to move. The trolley is headed straight for them. You are standing some distance off in the train yard, next to a lever. If you pull this lever, the trolley will switch to a different set of tracks. However, you notice that there is one person on the side track. You have two options:

Do nothing and allow the trolley to kill the five people on the main track.

Pull the lever, diverting the…

While watching the popular TV show Money Heist, in Episode 8, Season 2, right at the 40-minute mark, Cecil (CJ) John, the author, had an epiphany. The premise of the show was that a “bunch of losers” broke into the Royal Mint of Spain, seizing hostages with a singular strategy: stay in the mint for as long as they could so that they could print as many unmarked euros as possible; effectively minting their own money.


The Social Currency addresses the idea that money is a social construct, and therefore so is poverty. The book showcases…

First of all allow me to applaud the authentic passion demonstrated by all races (including “whites”) towards racial equality and justice. The struggle against racial oppression truly has become race agnostic.

If I may, I think (very sadly) is that’s what missing in current anti-racism struggles, is the notion of race relationships. We are not going to succeed with a unidirectional approach to dialogue. In my opinion, “White people” also need to be heard, if we are interested in true equality. The way forward is to be negotiated and all sides need to be taken seriously. There are many “fascists,”…

Americans Can and Ought to do Better, but Not with Reverse Racism.

I wholeheartedly and unequivocally condemn the brutal and barbaric killing of George Floyd by 4 police men. I pray that we get justice.

I 💯 definitely condemn the attempts of the likes of Candace Owen to prioritize Floyd’s alleged criminal past or character, that information is IRRELEVANT to the crisis at hand.

As an independently minded black American, I totally disagree with the SPECIFIC SEGMENT in this video that condones, advocates and justifies violence such as looting and destruction of property. I hear her passion, but I don’t…

All Relationships are Transactional but the Connection Ought to be More Important than the Transaction.

“All relationships are transactional and the primary commodity is value.” Cecil (CJ) John

I am passionate about philosophy, and I think the concept of individual responsibility is essential for the success of any relationship, whether personal or business, family, or friendship.

“The principle of trade is the only rational ethical principle for all human relationships, personal and social, private and public, spiritual and material. It is the principle of justice.” Ayn Rand

To me, the essence of morality is the transaction, and one or more…

The manslaughter of Floyd as revealed by video was categorically immoral and in my opinion, illegal. It’s not enough for the police involved to lose their jobs, they SHOULD stand trial.

While the community are absolutely right to demand a trial, the looting and destruction of property of those not involved in the incident is WRONG! How on earth is it fair on the innocent to suffer violence as a consequence of a protest against violence. The protest has claimed at least one life, with one person reported being shot dead.

I’m tired of seeing black people needlessly die at…

As far back as Descartes, philosophical and spiritual traditions have been trying to reconcile dualism to no avail. Hylomorphism emerged as an attractive synthesis between mind and body: “man became a living soul.”

It seems to me that the science is moving towards a position whereby a thought or emotion may end up being material like an electric charge. Consciousness may well end up being a state of the entity like temperature, as opposed to an independent one.

If consciousness becomes like temperature or something similarly mundane to science, can one lose subjectivity? …

What will it take for us to feel safe again, safe enough to relax social distancing? Several thoughts come to mind, including a covid-19 vaccination, comprehensive testing for infection and antibodies, robust contact tracing, and a health system that can support the inevitable rise for that that will need treatment.

The good news is that more and more coronavirus vaccines are entering the trial phase, and there are predictions that at least one will be readily available for the public within the next twelve to eighteen months.

There is news that antibody tests, which would identify those that were previously…

Cecil (CJ) John

Author - The Social Currency (Blockchain/FinTech) | CEO, LLC a Microsoft Managed Partner. Blockchain | Azure Cloud | Records Management .

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