Archive for August, 2012

OpenITP seeking a researcher to look Into circumvention tech usage (China focus).

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Interesting gig alert: OpenITP is looking for a researcher to examine and report on circumvention technology usage in China (the project will later expand to more of Asia). Interested? Consider applying! Also please feel free to repost this anywhere you think appropriate — & retweet / redent. Circumvention Tech: (noun) Technology, including software tools, designed to […]

Is That App Open Source?

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

A modest proposal: Give mobile device users the option to see which apps are open source, when browsing in app stores, and the option to know that the open source app they’re installing was actually built from the publicly-accessible source code it claims to be built from. Right now, when an app is labeled “Free”, […]

Will someone sell me a mount point, please?

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Dear Lazyweb, I want to buy some online data storage. I don’t want to have to learn any new APIs for accessing my storage. I already know how to interact with files in a computer filesystem, so I’d like to just access my cloud storage that way. In other words, I want to buy a […]

Highlight of OSCON: Release of “Team Geek”!

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Another highlight of OSCON: The release (w00t!) of Ben and Fitz‘s new book, Team Geek: A Software Developer’s Guide to Working Well With Others: Their talks on How to Handle Poisonous People and The Art of Organizational Manipulation are already famous. In fact, I tried to attend the latter at OSCON, but was turned away […]