Focus.

I was in a meeting when I noticed the sun was hitting my water bottle just right.…

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Technology IS Politics

It's not possible for technologists to avoid politics because technology is politics: You're writing an instant messaging app that can more easily share information with law enforcement agencies, or one designed to make that impossible. Either of those alter how governments interacts with their citizens. You made a ride-sharing app.…

politics, technology

Electronics Kit for my Kids

Cory Doctorow mentioned that Elenco makes a perfect copy of the Radio Shack 200-in-One electronics kit. I hadn't read to the end of his article before I'd placed an order. It's not an exaggeration to say this kit pushed me into my career. I got the original Radio Shack version…

kids, education, fun

We had a scary basement

When I was a kid, my parents had a horror movie basement. It was unfinished, poorly lit, and apparently designed to terrorize kids. It was divided into three approximately equally sized rooms: The wooden, backless staircase from upstairs dropped you into the first. It was mostly OK, but the only…

halloween, scary, childhood