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Writer?

Writer?

Somebody asked me the other day when I decided to become a writer. I…really don’t have an answer for that. To me, being “a writer” is like being “a musician”. It’s a dangerously egoic, story-laden description of an identity, not an activity. I’m not interested in the philosophical debate of what makes someone a writer(…)

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Cloudy ownership rights

Cloudy ownership rights

In solidarity with Demand Progress and Don’t Censor The Net, today my first activist post appears. There is enough political hoo-ha going on these days, and I’m not gonna make this blog a pulpit for my opinions, don’t worry. But this issue, being decided in court today, is a fundamental one for those of us(…)

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5-year tech retrospective

5-year tech retrospective

My reentry to the world of Macs started with the 17″ MacBook Pro in 2006. I was very proud to own such an elegant machine, and elated to have a laptop running WinXP, MacOS, and Ubuntu Linux on it. No more compromises! When that machine was stolen in 2009, I quickly scrambled together just enough(…)

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Hacked from Russia without love

Hacked from Russia without love

Right before heading to Burning Man, I noticed that this website looked a little funny. The CSS was all wrong when I was showing it to a friend. Then I tried a link and was sent to “http://distributioncorporate.ru/kloac/index.php” instead, then redirected to Google. Uh-oh. Then I tried the Admin login and was sent to the(…)

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