- Jailbreak for CPAP machine reveals hidden ventilator functionality: A $700 CPAP becomes a limited BIPAP through a software patch.
- State treasurers demand ventilator manufacturers publish manuals: Colorado, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Delaware, and Rhode Island want the Right to Repair.
- Ten graphic novels for kids, teens and adults in lockdown: My picks for True North Comics.
- One person is in charge of oversight for $2.2T in stimulus: Bharat Ramamurti is the sole member of the Congressional Oversight Commission.
- Universities want to infect students’ laptops with undetectable rootkits: Invigilation tools + shared laptops + overstretched IT departments = Bad, bad news.
- I Void Warranties for a Living: Name-your-price stickers.
- 2600 Magazine hit hard by pandemic: Bail 'em out by buying the current ish as a download.
- This day in history: 2005, 2010, 2015, 2019
- Colophon: Recent publications, upcoming appearances, current writing projects, current reading
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- Masque of the Red Death: Macmillan Audio gave me permission to share the audiobook of my end-of-the-world novella.
- When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth: A new podcast audiobook of my 2005 end-of-the-world story.
- Ada Palmer on historical and modern censorship: Part of EFF's Speaking Freely project.
- Glitch workers unionize: First-ever tech union formed without management opposition.
- Women of Imagineering: A 384-page illustrated chronicle of the role women play in Disney theme-park design.
- Tachyon celebrates 30 years of sff publishing with a Humble Bundle: DRM-free and benefits EFF.
- Honest Government Ads, Covid-19 edition: Political satire is really hard, but The Juice makes it look easy.
- TSA lifts liquid bans, telcos lift data caps: Almost as though there was no reason for them in the first place.
- CBC postpones Canada Reads debates: But you can read a ton of the nominated books online for free.
- Star Wars firepits: 750lbs of flaming backyard steel.
- This day in history: 2005, 2015, 2019
- Colophon: Recent publications, current writing projects, upcoming appearances, current reading
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