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"Some may try to make us believe that by transitioning the oversight of the IANA functions to the global multistakeholder community, we risk having authoritarian regimes take control of the Internet via an intergovernmental body such as the United Nations.

This is just wrong and is a mischaracterization of what the transition really means."

- Internet Society President & CEO Kathryn Brown writing about #IANASteward on The Hill
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An Open Letter to Tim Cook: Apple and the Environment
Dear Mr. Cook: I watched your March Event 2016 Keynote speech with great interest, and applaud your principled stance on encryption, as well as the amazing steps Apple is taking toward environmental stewardship. For me, the high point of the entire event wa...
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Laziness in the Digital Age: Law Enforcement Has Forgotten How To Do Their Jobs
In all the hubbub around the FBI and Apple getting crosswise with each other , there's a really important point that's been lost, and it's not one that the popular press seems to be picking up on. From initial appearances, the public as a whole seems to sup...
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Better Living through Tracking Protection
There's been a bit of a hullabaloo in the press recently about blocking of ads in web browsers. Very little of the conversation is new, but the most recent round of discussion has been somewhat louder and more excited, in part because of Apple's recent deci...
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My Texas Accent... and Yours
When I first meet people who grew up on the West Coast or the Midwest, it's pretty inevitable that, at some point, they'll comment that I don't sound like I have a Texas accent. I know what they mean: Hollywood's portrayal of your typical Dallas resident ha...
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I've long been a fan of the Humble Bundle guys, and I've also been looking for opportunities to show people how far HTML5 and JavaScript have come. Now, they come together to make a special kind of magic: play seven top-quality indie games IN YOUR BROWSER: http://bit.ly/HBMozilla

How cool is that?
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Engineering protip: when you add a heartbeat mechanism to a service so that other servers can tell when it goes down, it should have enough infrastructure in common with the service that the heartbeat stops when the service fails.
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Here's how well thought-out git is, in a nutshell:

If you wish to set tracking information for this branch you can do so with:

    git branch --set-upstream sdp_classes <remote>/<branch>

Orochi:src adam$ git branch --set-upstream ...
The --set-upstream flag is deprecated and will be removed. Consider using --track or --set-upstream-to

The experience of telling me to do something and then chastising me for doing it is perfectly consistent with the rest of the git experience.
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Sigh. I had to add a new entry to my crontab. Apparently stability is no longer considered a virtue.

1,16,31,46 * * * * /usr/bin/killall Growl; /usr/bin/open -a Growl
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