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Here I come again Amsterdam...

Here I come again Amsterdam…

Monday, March 4th, 2013

I love the internet. Thank jebuz I’m alive during such an amazing time… truly the dawn of a new age. I’ve been working on an amazing product development project with some fine chaps in the Amsterdam area… and the amazing thing is, we’ve never met in person. I know this is commonplace these days, but […]

ToorCamp 2012 Write Up Wrap Up

ToorCamp 2012 Write Up Wrap Up

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Well ToorCamp 2012 is over, and there is plenty to show for it. I ended up going after winning a ticket by answering a GeekWire tech-tune challenge correctly, and offered to write a few “camp journal” style posts for them while I was at it. GeekWire – Arrival (pdf) – Day 1 (pdf) – Day […]

Australia Wrap-Up

Australia Wrap-Up

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Overall the IEEE ISTAS 2010 was a great experience, but not without its challenges… more on that in a later post. For now, I just want to say my talk went off without a hitch. I had 45 minutes but I think I went through it in something like 20, which was good because stretching […]

Touchdown Sydney, Day 1

Touchdown Sydney, Day 1

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Flying from Seattle to LAX was fine, but the layover was horrible. Some airports are designed with layovers in mind, but not LAX. The place is so barren, and there are hardly any shops you can actually sit down in. I had an 8 hour layover at LAX before flying to Sydney (a 15 hour […]

Speaking at the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Several months ago I was asked to be a keynote speaker at the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society being held at University of Wollongong in Australia. The symposium is part of IEEE’s Society on Social Implications of Technology, and since being asked I have been working on a paper to be reviewed and […]

Full body scanners at the airport are pointless

Full body scanners at the airport are pointless

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

After the shoe bomber we now have to remove our shoes at the security line. After the liquid bomber, no more water bottles or liquids over 3oz. After the underwear bomber, airports are deploying equipment to essentially remove our underwear for us. As shown in these images, scanners are great for catching weapons stuffed into […]

The perfect Vegas shirt

Trips are better than gifts for Christmas!

Monday, December 28th, 2009

For Christmas this year, instead of buying presents, Jenny and I took our families to Las Vegas for a few days. We figured a fun trip to a warm place would be better than battling holiday shoppers to buy everyone some gift that would most likely be re-gifted or sit unused 99% of the time. […]

DNA based biometric screening makes its “horrifying” début

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Technologies designed to quickly test a persons race for the purpose of allowing political asylum have been developed and are currently being used by the UK Border Agency. Science has obtained Border Agency documents showing that isotope analyses of hair and nail samples will also be conducted “to help identify a person’s true country of […]

Richard Branson - Brilliant dude or cocky wanker?

Richard Branson – Brilliant dude or cocky wanker?

Friday, April 24th, 2009

So yeah, there’s the Virgin multi-concept business venture that pretty much everyone is familiar with in some way by now, but I never knew who this Richard Branson guy was behind the wheel. That is, until I saw him on the Colbert Show (yeah, I was way out of touch, ok?). Aside from the water […]

Microcomputer conference @ Asilomar State Park

Microcomputer conference @ Asilomar State Park

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

I’m at a microcomputer conference in Asilomar Park, and while the conference is amazing and fun, the park it is held at is amazing in it’s own right. I was up late chatting last night, and got up early this morning, before the sun came up, to go sit out by the ocean and think, […]

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