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A Different Lens on Ex Machina

The film Ex Machina can be viewed in many lights. The one that struck me the most was, "I'm watching a film about power and control over victims." Here are some more random thoughts I…

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Stepping into a new venture

Andrew Lewman, Executive Director of the Tor Project, today announced he is resigning. "I have accomplished what I set out to do at Tor, by helping millions of people achieve privacy on the internet", said…

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Joining the Board of Directors of Emerge

I'm humbled and honored to be elected to the Board of Emerge. I'm joining such dedicated people as David Adams, Susan Cayouette, Barry Nolan, Sarah Cortes, Norah Wylie, Albert Pless, Ester Serra Luque, Carol Thompson,…

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Disposable Heroes of Bicycle Commuting

It's 1°C, sleeting, windy, and there's 20 km to ride to work. Awesome. Let's go. About 20 minutes into the ride, Metallica's Disposable Heroes crept into my mind for no apparent reason. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRqCOIsTx8M?feature=player_detailpage&w=640&h=360] Maybe,…

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Monet, Antibes, and I

There's so much to say about the French Riviera, but let's just start with an interlude crossing Monet, Antibes, and a short visit. Here's the Monet painting of old Antibes, Afternoon Effect as hanging in…

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