Having spent the last few days at CCCamp, I am incredibly jealous of the community that exists in Germany. cbase, the physical center of the community, has existed for 20 years, and has created a really powerful movement. One of the aspects of the berlin free software community is the tight connection between technologists and… Continue reading Tech Community
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
Wrote up a long-form post about visiting DaTong, China in 2009.
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.
Finally got a new server up and running. It’s interesting to go through the setup process every once in a while to see what parts of it are still hardware. I also got to explore some new corners of the process, like dealing with the remote admin interface, and structuring DNS and NICs across multiple… Continue reading Server
I had a great start of the year visiting Switzerland. I got to meet a bunch of people at ETH, and hear about some of the cool projects that they’re working on – like Barrelfish, a new operating system that can better scale to machines with many CPUs. Switzerland as a country is very nice… Continue reading Zurich
I started ip2country over the last few days, as a self contained npm module for determining the country of an IP address.