“Bring Your Own Content” Web publishing virtual appliance posted to LifeHacker

Thanks to Alan Henry, who signal-boosted my “Bring Your Own Content” Web publishing virtual appliance project on LifeHacker: We’ve discussed some of the best blogging platforms and web hosts, but if you want to really control your data, why not roll your own server at home, and then use it as a dashboard to manage […]

This machine stops rapists. But to work, you have to actually use it.

The Predator Alert Tool for Facebook helps survivors of sexual violence connect with other survivors in their social networks and start conversations with friends about consent. Up to 85% of rapes are committed by someone the survivor already knows. And nearly 70% of American adults use Facebook. This means it’s likely that a survivor of […]

Political think tank migrates off Tumblr to WordPress using Tumblr Crosspostr

[T]hanks to the fabulous Tumblr Crosspostr plugin developed by Meitar Moscovitz, we’re still publishing In Brief to Tumblr, so as not to leave any of our Tumblr followers behind! In Brief on Tumblr is now basically just a mirror that will automatically update whenever we publish a new item with WordPress. This migration was in […]

Bring Your Own Content: Virtual Self-Hosting Web Publishing

Dear LifeHacker readers, you may be under the impression this tool is designed for hosting your own content, rather than providing a way to easily piggyback on the robust Web hosting services provided for free from outlets such as Tumblr.com and WordPress.com. Please read this clarifying comment for a more appropriate contextualization about the intended […]

The danger in saying “maybe we should all agree” is that it yields, necessarily, a certain violence. The will to community is a will to violence. At some point, it has to be, because at some point you have to give up something to join “the community.” —“Introduction to Practical Reasoning and Critical Analysis of […]

“Now we are all persons of interest.”

Persons Of Interest is a flagrantly fourth-wall-violating experimental live-action role play (LARP) set in a dystopian tomorrow’s totalizing surveillance state. Wanna play? Imagine a limitless, free, cyberpunk-styled, “Dungeons & Dragons”-ish storytelling- and puzzle-based, AR-MMORPG (“Augmented Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game”), where the game board is the Internet itself. Sound fun? :) See also: […]

Introducing CloudFog. Part cloud. Part fog. All security.

I’d like to talk to you for a moment about my new data security venture: CloudFog. Part cloud. Part fog. All security. […] We take a novel, horizontal approach to vertical socket encryption. The result can only be described as diagonal. Stephen Colbert keynoting this year’s controversial RSA Security Conference: Watch highlights from Colbert’s speech, […]

A lot of you think religious people are superstitious but you think numbers in a bank account are important and keep you alive?

A lot of you think religious people are superstitious but you think numbers in a bank account are important and keep you alive? John Campbell, metaphorically self-immolating on the Internet in a gorgeous “protest [against] the values you use to determine how you feel about and interact with the world.” (Go read it. I’ll wait.)