I'll be speaking tomorrow at FWD50, the world's biggest govtech conference, in conversation with my good friend Alistair Croll. The event is hybrid and you can watch and participate remotely; link below! It's an AMA so this is your chance to ask me hard questions I dodge in real life. As a lot of you … Continue reading Ask Me Anything at FWD50
On my way to Ottawa for fwd50. Enjoying the ride through late-autumn Canada on Via Rail.
Regenesis is a remarkable book by the remarkable author George Monbiot. It's about the looming crisis in feeding humans on planet Earth, and what smart people are doing about it. I'm a few months behind on writing up my book synopses. Which is hard, because one of the points of doing so is to better … Continue reading Regenesis
So, about 14 years ago, I started a Web service called Identi.ca. It was and is running Open Source software that lets you set up your own social network site and connect to others across the web. I started a company, StatusNet, that ran the site and supported the software. It was pretty great, and … Continue reading Enough With Twitter
We are in a climate emergency; the UN reported this week that current pledges have us on track for a catastrophic 2.4-8C rise in temperature by 2050. We know what needs to be done: rapidly convert to sustainable electricity, rapidly reduce fossil fuel use, and rapidly decrease animal agriculture. One part of doing that is … Continue reading End frequent flyer programs
It's my birthday today. I'm sitting in our car at a charging station in Glen Falls, NY, on our way down to New Jersey for my cousin's wedding this weekend. My family went to a show last Friday (amazing Mon Île, Mon Cœur by 7 Doigts de la Main). I had supper with good friends … Continue reading Birthday Inventory 2022
Me or Leonard?
So, no reason to bury the lede: yesterday I received my acceptance to the Masters of Science in Computer Science program at Georgia Tech. After 24 hours, I sent in my acceptance, so I'm starting the program in Spring 2023. A very special thanks to my friends and colleagues James Walker, Ward Cunningham and Harry … Continue reading I got into the Master’s Program at Georgia Tech!