Open Proxies

I spent a bit of time last month looking at Open Proxies. They’re are one of the dark corners of the internet that have been around forever but which we still don’t really understand. It was really cool to get a view into the largely international nature of the servers, get a sense of where… Continue reading Open Proxies

Public & Private

I have ended up spending more time than I was expecting over that last few months struggling to figure out where I stand on how much of ones life should be public versus private. I’ve found myself being more private over the last year, somewhat to my dismay, and yet have felt increasingly uncomfortable being… Continue reading Public & Private

I’m super happy to see actually exist. The iconathon occurred at code-across america last month, and with a bit of polish it should have an outcome of a cool set of open icons for use around the city.

I took the next step on recommended security practices by upgrading to https-only, and enabling spdy on the server. Still don’t have optimal cipher strengths, which will require some additional algorithm preference tweaking.

Distributed Computing so far

I gave a half-hour presentation on my research at the admitted students weekend earlier.  I think I was able to convey some sense of the opportunities that Mudd offers for research, and presented a reasonable face of what it could look like. The talk was an explanation of the concepts behind distributed hash tables, and… Continue reading Distributed Computing so far