Amita got home late from her job at school, so I put on the next episode of Atlanta for her and I to watch while she ate. It was a great 40 minutes of television.
Vote to Fight Climate Change
If you are an American and you haven't already voted in the 2022 mid-term elections, please get out and vote tomorrow. Now, more than ever, we need to vote for politicians and parties who will bring down emissions, set aside land for reforestation, and adapt to existing temperature rise. We can do this, but we … Continue reading Vote to Fight Climate Change
How to Buy Things Online
I often buy things online. Here's how I do it. I hope my technique is helpful to you! For normal stuff So, let's say you want to buy some chalk for your home chalkboard, where you share notes ("buy milk") with people in your household. We can assume: There's a baseline level of quality, after … Continue reading How to Buy Things Online
Quit Twitter Now
It's well past time to get off Twitter. One thing that's hard about leaving Twitter is that people look for an identical (😉) experience somewhere else on the Internet. But there isn't an identical experience somewhere else. That's a good thing. The experience you're having right now is bad. It's bad for you and it's … Continue reading Quit Twitter Now
I'm in Ottawa talking at FWD50!
Ask Me Anything at FWD50
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.
Enough With Twitter
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