politics of developers

“Counterpoint: any software that is intended to be used by humans is inevitably an expression of its programmers’ understanding of the software’s audience, and therefore the programmers’ beliefs about the nature of those humans’ lives and priorities and the value of their time and experiences. Consequently, larger a program is, the more likely it becomes that you can evaluate its…
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my values

A few years ago a friend of mine walked me through a personal values definition exercise. What came out of the exercise deeply resonated with me. When I’m feeling lost or needing some clarity around the whos, whats, wheres, whens, whys, and hows of my life or a decision I’m trying to make, it helps me to remember and reflect…
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shifting where i post what on social media

Around 2016, I stopped talking about my professional life on Facebook and Twitter. I’m not going to go into why (2016 turned stressful for some reason..) but I’d like to start talking about work I’m doing more publicly in these places. I’ve also really only ever blogged about professional things with higher expectations around quality that lead to less than…
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wordpress import

I’m consolidating infrastructure today and just found my old wordpress installation for the previous version of this blog! I’ve imported all my old posts from a few years ago so apologies if they show up in your RSS feed readers. Annnnndddd.. does anyone else cringe reading their old content? Cuz I’ve got some cringe going on.
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re-startup mode

For nearly two years, my primary focus has been on the information security of activists and marginalized communities at risk of being targeted by hostile actors through the internet. I began working on this as part ActSecure, an ad-hoc group of movement technologists formed after the 2016 election. The need is great, and there’s only so much an informal group…
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Note to Self

Don’t make a post to wordpress that centers an embedded facebook status and then shortly thereafter mark all of your facebook posts private at once.
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