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Clint Ecker
Works at Modest, Inc.
Attended Purdue University
Lives in Chicago, IL
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Great response from +Peter Bright on others' suspicions about the true scope of last month's DDoS against Spamhaus
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Programmer @ Modest * Full time jaw dropper * The White Dwayne Wayne * I spent 14 months working for President Obama
I am a programmer, but generally not in my free time. I love music, and I wish I could make it. Weird Recognize Weird.
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I'm doin it.
  • Purdue University
    Computer Engineering Technology, 1999 - 2004
  • Wichita Northeast Magnet High School
    Science & Technology, 1995 - 1999
  • Purdue University
    Electrical Engineering Technology, 1999 - 2004
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February 20, 1981
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Clint Ecker
Programmer and Crazy Person
  • Modest, Inc.
    Programmer, 2012 - present
    Making APIs, distributed systems, iPhone apps, companies, and—most importantly—people that are awesome.
  • Animated Pizza GIFs
    Chief Technical Officer, 2012 - present
  • Obama For America
    Senior Web Developer, 2011 - 2012
  • Ars Technica
    Technical Director, 2011 - 2012
  • T-Mobile
    RF Engineer, 2004 - 2006
  • Stone Ward
    Senior Web Developer, 2006 - 2008
  • CERIAS / Purdue University
    Student Web Developer, 2002 - 2004
  • Ars Technica
    Writer / Editor, 2005 - 2008
  • Ars Technica
    Programer + Project Manager, 2008 - 2011
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Chicago, IL
Wichita, KS - West Lafayette, IN - Cincinnati, OH
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In 2009, Ed Snowden said leakers “should be shot.” Then he became one

In Internet chat, Snowden opined on travel, short-selling—and national security.

UX Spotlight: Behind the scenes of Tumblr’s design process

A quick look at how UI features are developed by designers and engineers.

Exclusive: a behind-the-scenes look at Facebook release engineering

How does Facebook deploy improvements to one of the world's largest websites—and do so every day? Thank BitTorrent, IRC, karma, and a de

"Find my iPhone" gives absent-minded users peace of mind - written by Clint Ecker

Ever misplaced your iPhone in your house, called it, and realized you left it in silent mode? Left your iPhone at a bar last night but were too drunk to

Can a DDoS break the Internet? Sure... just not all of it

Last week's DDoS attack caused big problems for some, went unnoticed by others.

Ars at the launch: STS-135 Atlantis blasts into orbit

On July 8th, NASA launched Atlantis on the final mission of the Space Shuttle program. Ars was on hand to see this mighty bird fly

Ruby's Exception Hierarchy

Ruby's Exception Hierarchy. Posted by Nick Sieger Wed, 06 Sep 2006 20:16:00 GMT. Tim Bray: Today I needed to know the class hierarchy un

Friday morning Apple links - written by Clint Ecker

The Cocoa test system, a Flash update, new iPod ad, Steve Jobs magazine covers, and how the Intel transition impacts scientific computing.

Daring Fireball's John Gruber to become professional blogger - written by Clint Ecker

Arguably already a superstar in the blogging world, John Gruber of Daring Fireball has made the decision to quit his job and make his blog (which mostly

Forbes points to October for release of Australian iTMS - written by Clint Ecker

The AU iTMS might launch in October but it'll probably be without two major labels

Macworld.Ars: AppleScript comes to Numbers, Pages '09 - written by Clint Ecker

Ars Technica takes a look under the hood of iWork '09 and finds newly-minted AppleScript support in both applications. Numbers, however, could still do better.

Video iPod - written by Clint Ecker

The iPod now does video on its new 2.5" LCD display. We got our hands on one, listened to some music on it, and watched some TV on it. Then we took it apart to

The iPod gets a makeover: a review of the iPod nano and iPod classic - written by Clint Ecker

There are new iPods in town, and Ars puts the new iPod nano and iPod classic through their paces to see if the new design for the nano and the UI enhancements

Ars reviews the 2008 MacBook Pro, Part I: aluminum & glass - written by Clint Ecker

In Part I of our two-part investigation of the new MacBook Pro, we take you deep inside Apple's new aluminum and glass notebook.

OMG they smashed the iPod (updated) - written by Clint Ecker

Remember Well, they smashed the iPod.

Reviews posts for October 19, 2008 - written by Clint Ecker

Serving the Technologist for more than a decade. IT news, reviews, and analysis.

AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi Wireless Base Station - written by Clint Ecker

Apple embraces draft 802.11n with its new AirPort Extreme Base Station. In addition to supporting Draft 802.11n, the new AirPort can share a USB hard drive over

The second struggle is getting your applications ported over - written by Clint Ecker

Steve talks about what needs to be done to ensure your apps work on x86. Mathematica ported to run on Intel in two hours.

Cohortes Vigilum - Staff News posts for March 20, 2009 - written by Clint Ecker

Serving the Technologist for more than a decade. IT news, reviews, and analysis.

Apple is granted anti-theft patent - written by Clint Ecker

The USPTO granted Apple a patent on September 1 that involves catching would-be burglars with a mix of hardware and software.

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