When I was in Pyongyang a few years ago and had access to a cell phone, I recorded a bunch of the prerecorded messages that you hear when dialing or mis-dialing numbers. I found them to be an interesting glimpse into the view of technology seen in that corner of the world, and helpfully they… Continue reading Koryolink Simulator
Biking the KKH
I’m getting back this week after spending most of the last month Bicycling from Pakistan to China on the Karakoram highway. It was a great trip, full of friendly people, breathtaking mountains, and delicious food.
I was fortunate enough to graduate from the University of Washington’s Computer Science and Engineering PhD program this spring. It has been an amazing five years, due in large part to an amazing group of colleagues.
I spent the last couple weeks bicycling through northern India. It was a great trip with spectacular scenery, good food, and a fascinating culture. With Ravi, a friend from the networks lab at UW, I arrived in Leh, a city at 11,500 feet in the far north of India. We chose the Himalayas to avoid… Continue reading Cycling Ladakh
The video of my talk last month on scanning the Internet using Node.js has been published by Cascadia Fest.
Turkey today blocked access to Gezi Park. I’ve just returned from a trip to Turkey and Cyprus where I stayed near the park for a week, and had the opportunity to see the vibrant discussion and civic engagement occurring in the run-up to the election next week. It was an amazing adventure – each place… Continue reading Turkey
I spent last weekend at my 5 year college reunion. It was fantastic to see everyone again – and reminds me how incredibly lucky I was to find the community I did at college. Also: What Drought?
I’ve spent the last couple of weeks visiting Southeast Asia. It was my first trip south of the equator, and my first visit to several new countries. I was particularly impressed by Indonesia, which is an incredible place.
Seattle Open Data Day
As covered by the CS department blog, and on twitter at #SeaOpenData.
I got up to Whistler for the first (and likely last) skiing of the season this weekend. It’s been a low snow year – enough that the local areas have already started closing, and whistler had given up on their first lift worth of runs and had manmade snow from mid-mountain down. The skiing was… Continue reading Whistler