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Going to Open Source Bridge and Indie Web Summit in Portland next week

Two great events are coming up in Portland, OR, in about a week: Open Source Bridge, a grassroots-organized open source conference, June 20-23 Indie Web Summit, the annual get-together of the alpha geeks building a decentralized, user-owned social web. I'll be flying up on the first flight Friday morning, spend the day at Open Source…

Ebola: The Incompetence is Breathtaking

I'm having a hard time digesting news about Ebola, particularly in the US. Just how incompetent can everybody be? There seems little to no training for nurses for how to stay safe. What? Here's one article, I've seen many. Update Oct-16: The second infected nurse in Texas decided to fly around, not once, but twice,…

IndieWebCamp San Francisco this Friday and Saturday

Last June, I went to IndieWebCamp Portland, and had a blast: a few dozen alpha geeks were demonstrating their latest projects, most of which have to do with wrestling control of their own data from various on-line silos, and using that data in innovative ways on their own site. In other words, right down my…

Happy to be on high-powered law school panel on internet privacy

When deciding to become an engineer, I'd never have thought just how broadly one can get involved in things beside making cool new stuff: I'll be one of the panelists in a high-powered debate organized by Concord Law School at Quadrus in Palo Alto, on Saturday, June 8th. The debate is on "Balance of Public…