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I’m done with War On Anything

The older I get, the more I realize that I have no interest whatsoever to make war on anybody or anything. I don't care for: War on other countries, people or religions War on drugs, poverty, and so many other things War on competitors, etc. etc Renaming the "War Room" at Uber to "Peace Room"…

It’s not about science …

Lots of people are marching for science today, all over the world. A good cause! But it's worth mentioning that the core issue is not about science at all. It is about whether we can observe the world around us, form accurate models of understanding based on those obersations, use those models to make accurate…

Reading the Holacracy Book

Just about everybody is unhappy with how large organizations function, or rather, dys-function. One of my first big-company experiences were the seemingly endless, back-to-back meetings at BMW. I remember coming home one one day to the townhouse I shared with several other people, complaining that I had just gotten a degree called "Diplom Ingenieur" (Master…

The Perfect Surveillance Architecture

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="320"] Credit: Mike Licht on Flickr[/caption] If you set out to design the perfect surveillance architecture, what would you come up with? Assume there are no "legacy" issues, and you get to design the entire system for the benefit of the entity that gets to do the surveillance (government, or private sector,…

Independent web principles

Posting my list here, because putting them on Twitter only would just be too ironic: 1. Keep the master copy of all data you create in a way that nobody can prevent you from keep using that data For example, if I write a beautiful poem on Gmail (it is Valentine's day after all), Google…