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How might my temperature-driven attic fan look in a Web-of-Things world?

Context When I remodeled my home office, I moved the servers into a closet to get them out of the way. That closet can get quite warm, particularly in the summer. To get the heat out and the servers running, I cut a hole into the ceiling of the closet, and added bathroom ceiling fan…

When things go (not quite) web native — thoughts on Mozilla IoT

Updated 2018-11-07 with a few clarifications from Kathy Giori on the Mozilla IoT team. The Internet-of-Things landscape is a mess. Everybody is trying to build the dominating IoT castle in the cloud, collecting (and almost never giving back) as much user data as possible; user wishes and needs be damned. It's no surprise that consumer…

Wild idea: @mozilla $100 million open-source security project

In light of the #heartbleed bug: Mozilla could: get $5m from Google $5m from Facebook $5m from Amazon, IBM, Yahoo etc. etc. get $1m each from Fidelity, and BofA and all the banks get $1m each from the major e-commerce sites and from anybody who uses open-source code for their business and really gets hurt…

On Mozilla’s Persona Post-Mortem

There's a great summary on the Mozilla wiki about what did and didn't work about Persona, Mozilla's attempt at a new identity protocol for the web. (Given the existence of that page, I'm not sure the project continues to be actively pursued? Techcrunch reports that Persona is dead.) Having been in the middle of the…