Category Archives: Computers

Violating the Fourth Amendment

I recently tweeted: “Hey why do @NSACareers and @BarackObama seem to think it’s ok to break the law and access my communications? I find that strange.” That’s a bold assertion, so I’m obliged to explain myself. The Fourth Amendment to … Continue reading

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Four Pidgin Summer of Code students

Pidgin was awarded four students for this year’s Google Summer of Code. It was a difficult process to select just four students from the 34 great applications we received. These are the projects we finally chose: Ankit Vani will be … Continue reading

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Students: Apply to Pidgin Google Summer of Code now!

The application period for applying to Google Summer of Code opened on Monday and we’ve already received a number of applications. The application period closes next Friday, May 3rd. Just 8 days left—don’t wait, submit your application soon!

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Pidgin in Google Summer of Code 2013

Google has accepted Pidgin into Google Summer of Code 2013. Woo-hoo! We’re looking forward to mentoring a few lucky students again this year. For more information, read Google’s announcement, peruse our application template, and see our list of project ideas. … Continue reading

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The Computer History Museum

The museum, in Mountain View, California, is a short 10 minute drive from us. We’ve lived in the Bay Area for 6 years and hadn’t been yet, so we decided it was time. It was a great way to spend … Continue reading

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Review of Android Devices

Edit: The first version of this post said the Nexus S battery life was bad. This was inaccurate. The battery life was only bad when an Exchange-based email account was added. Edit 2: Added disclaimer to bottom, and examples of … Continue reading

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Flickr Backup Script

I wrote a basic python script that grabs most of my data from Flickr and saves it to my local hard drive, so I have a local backup. It takes a while to fetch all your photos the first time … Continue reading

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Announcing our four Summer of Code students!

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve accepted four students for this year’s Summer of Code! Gadu-Gadu PRPL improvements by Tomasz Wasilczyk, mentored by Ethan Blanton Plugin website by Nikhil Bafna, mentored by Kevin Stange Usage stats collection by Sanket Agarwal, … Continue reading

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