At the end of last month, Seattle posted a request for information exploring the feasibility of a municipal Wireless deployment. With others at the Seattle Privacy Coalition, I draft a response to the city flagging some of the major privacy issues that we hope they will consider in the initiative. I believe these are much… Continue reading Privacy issues for City Wi-Fi Deployments
I wanted to try to put into words part of what I appreciate about community, through a description of one of the more unique communities I’ve visited: Slab City.
Video from my CCC talk last week is here.
A topic of conversation recently has focused on the practicality of Decimal time. Days would have 10 hours, each with 100 minutes. I recently completed a side project of converting an old clock to use decimal time. (If you aren’t willing to switch to decimal time fully, there’s an web version as well.)
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’ve started to dive once again into the mess of connection establishment. Network address translation (NAT) is a reality today for most Internet users, and poses a significant hurdle in creating the user-user (or peer-peer) connections. NAT is the process used by your router to provide multiple internal (192.168.x.x) addresses that are all only visible… Continue reading Stunning
Excited to see Satellite chosen as best student paper this year at USENIX ATC. Slides and audio from the talk should be online shortly.
The CS department, as always, is on top of its news releases.
New Hopes for a Changing World
I’ve been reading through Bertrand Russell recently, and found one particularly resonant thought in his discussion on creed. Prosperity is generally admitted in the West to be the best preventive of Communist fanaticism, but no one seems to draw the conclusion that it would be a good thing if Russia were prosperous. Trade across the… Continue reading New Hopes for a Changing World
Last spring after visiting Turkey I spent a week on vacation in Cyprus. I’ve written up some thoughts on the politics at play and the experience of visiting that border. Really a fascinating place.
I’ve begun to transition this site to use Lets Encrypt! for signing of SSL. Because the site has specified an HPKP previously, a transition period is needed where clients can see the old certification signing the intention to transition to the new certification.
That process has started, and the full transition will happen in a couple months. The good news is that the letsencrypt setup process was otherwise painless.