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Rob Pegoraro
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Curious, sometimes cranky freelance tech journalist; occasional international statesman of goodwill
Curious, sometimes cranky freelance tech journalist; occasional international statesman of goodwill

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I had my shortest-ever international business trip this week: Wednesday night I flew to Lisbon for the IFA Global Press Conference, and then today I came home. I was supposed to moderate a panel there, much as I did at least year’s version of this annual…

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I really did think that the 2016 gardening season had ended in December with the first hard frost. But then the parsley and the spinach refused to die. Even the few inches of snow we got in March wasn’t enough to kill them, as I found out when I removed…

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Happy Easter! 4/10/2017: The government might stop searching your phone at the border, but things could still get worse, Yahoo Finance I haven’t had many reasons to worry about hangups returning to the United States since I got Global Entry, but any…

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A day into trying out the shipping version, Microsoft’s Windows 10 Creators Update doesn’t look too different from the prior release. That’s not all bad–already, Win 10 was at best the most pleasant and at worst the least annoying version of Windows I’ve…

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This week saw me at two Opening Days: On Monday, I attended the Nats’ home opener, and today I kicked off the 2017 lawn-mowing season. In both cases, I’m worried we’re going to fade down the stretch. 4/3/2017: The cheapest way to watch baseball online,…

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For years, my secret shame has been that we still have a landline phone at home. Why? The number dates to 1997, so all my relatives know it and some of them still call it. Besides, I find the robocalls it attracts in campaign seasons weirdly fascinating.…

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I spent the first two days of the week commuting to Reston (by Metro and then Bikeshare) for a fascinating conference on drone policy issues. That hasn’t yielded a story yet, but it should soon. 3/28/2017: Congress votes to roll back internet privacy…

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The day before President Trump signed his cruel travel ban, I re-read my old Post colleague Rajiv Chandrasekaran’s recount of the American fates of Iraqis who had helped Post reporters at enormous risk to their own lives, which (spoiler alert) ends with…

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I have had a dreadful week, on account of being deprived Monday of one of my best friends in the Post newsroom. I can only hope yours was better. 3/22/2017: You’re not as secure online as you might think, Yahoo Finance My takeaway from this Pew study of…

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This hasn’t been a good month for the extended Washington Post family. Last week, we lost Bill Walsh, and Wednesday inflicted the news that my onetime henchman Mike Musgrove died Monday. Mike and I both started at the Post as copy aides, which meant we…
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