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Dear Government: Please Don’t Muck With Encryption

I was prompted to write this after hearing that the Obama Administration is meeting with the creators of a petition for strong encryption (edit: you can now read the EFF’s thoughts). Over the past year officials of various governments have … Continue reading

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17 years and 100,000 miles with an Acura Integra

I’ve had the same car for 17 years. It’s a “Vogue Silver Metallic” 1998 Acura Integra LS, 2 door automatic, and a week ago it crossed the 100,000 mile mark. Overall I’ve been happy with it. It’s solid, well-made, and … Continue reading

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Quotes, expressions, and mantras

Here’s a collection of quotes, expressions, and mantras that I appreciate. They’re things I respect. Or agree with. Or would make me a better person if I followed more closely. We need to be the change we wish to see … Continue reading

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The Golden Records

In 1977 NASA launched the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes to study the outer solar system. Voyager 1 flew by Jupiter, Saturn, and Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. Voyager 2 flew by Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. After 37 … Continue reading

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Let’s learn about furnaces!

When we moved in to our new place our furnace wasn’t quite working. We didn’t notice it at first. It would turn on for a few minutes and sounded normal, but then it would turn off before reaching the temperature … Continue reading

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I got a new bike!

Nothing special, just a cheap bike for commuting to and from the train station. I got one of the cheapest ones I could find that I’d be happy with: a Retrospec Mantra. Black frame, red wheels, pink seat and handlebar … Continue reading

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My old bike was stolen :-(

My 2003 Fuji Silhouette was stolen in mid-October. This is the bike I’d ridden 11,000 miles on. Across North Carolina. From San Jose to Los Angeles. This one: The Story I had biked to the Sunnyvale Caltrain station around 7:50am. … Continue reading

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San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

Earlier this year Emily and I flew to San Diego for Gabe and Korianne’s baby shower in Dana Point. We stayed in downtown San Diego. It was fun! I like San Diego. While we were there we visited both the … Continue reading

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