- Hackers on Planet Earth, in the cloud: HOPE will not be cancelled.
- Climate and machine learning: Machine learning is roasting the planet.
- Seeking Fitbit owners' stories: Help EFF explain why the Google takeover is wrong.
- Software secrecy: Code is (bad) law.
- Grocer won't show employees results from mandatory temp-checks: Coronavirus theater, class war edition.
- Bill Clinton sings "Baby Got Back": Speech synthesis is just sublimely weird.
- Webinar on Controlled Digital Lending and the pandemic: Talking about the Internet Archive, this Friday.
- Google vows no custom AI for oil and gas: Reversing its 2018 position, which was garbage.
- Re-positive coronavirus cases are not infectious: Finally, we catch a break.
- Ifixit's medtech repair manual trove is full to bursting: Right to Repair, pandemic edition.
- This day in history: 2005, 2010, 2015, 2019
- Colophon: Recent publications, upcoming appearances, current writing projects, current reading
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- Brave autolinks 404s to the Wayback Machine: The internet's time-traveling, privacy respecting, ad-busting browser.
- Clarence Thomas admits he blew it on Brand X: A very safe mea culpa from the man who helped kill Net Neutrality.
- Medicare for All would be the biggest take-home pay increase in a generation: Even if my taxes went up by six figures (!), I'd still save money.
- The Smithsonian publishes 2.8m hi-rez images into the public domain: Tired: "It belongs in a museum!" Wired: "It belongs to the world!"
- McMansion Hell visits 1971: Before "lawyer foyers" there were "paralegal foyers."
- This day in history: 2005, 2015, 2019
- Colophon: Recent publications, current writing projects, upcoming appearances, current reading
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