Monthly Archives: August 2014

Chalking “STOP NSA SPYING” on Snowden’s old street

While I was on vacation in Hawaii, my friends and I took a trip to Edward Snowden’s former house in the Waipahu area. Not much to see—it’s just a house in a residential neighborhood—but we were nearby and thought it’d be fun to make the trip. Here’s a picture of the five of us posed […]

Rick Perry, meet Warby Parker

As I just announced on Twitter: it turns out the mugshot from Rick Perry’s recent indictment works just fine in the Warby Parker virtual glasses try-on tool.

Media literacy and #Ferguson livestreams

I’ve been glued to the news unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri all this week. There is a movement growing as a lot of ugly forces in American life are becoming impossible for a certain mainstream to continue ignoring. At the same time, it’s been really remarkable from a media perspective: a lot of the story built […]

An email signature to encourage encryption use

A great way to encourage more ubiquitous email encryption is to let people you’re emailing know that you’re equipped to use it, and that they can be too. Some people use PGP signatures for that purpose, but inline signatures can be off-putting to people who don’t know what they are, and attachments can be similarly confusing. […]