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Aug 20, 2018 - 2 minute read - Comments - technology

This Web Site Uses Cookies

Ok, Europe. We get it. You want every website to tell people if they use cookies. Here’s the problem. ALL WEBSITES USE COOKIES. Cookies are how websites allow you to “stay logged in” or have a shopping cart, or just about anything that a website does now a days. Yes, cookies can be used to track what you do, but there are plenty of other ways to do it too.

Apr 18, 2018 - 1 minute read - Comments - politics

Congress, PDFs, and CSVs

The Sunlight Foundation spent years meeting with congresspeople trying to convince them to pass laws to get various government data (fundraising domains, government contracts and spending, etc.) published electronically.

Jan 30, 2018 - 2 minute read - Comments - politics

30 Years Ago I Became an Activist

(Originally posted to Facebook on October 11, 2017)

Today is the 30th anniversary of the day I became an activist. Today in 1987 I went to the 2nd March On Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights. I drove down with four other students crammed in Joellen’s ludicrously bright orange station wagon. I was just going to be supportive.