Monthly Archives: December 2006

Geek New Year auf Deutsch

I’ll be spending Silvester — German New Year — in Berlin, enjoying the company of my friends as well as European hackers, copyfighters, and people who want to dance until dawn. Not sure if I’ll make it all the way …

See me at CCC in Berlin, 12/27

I’ll be giving a talk called “Revenge of the Female Nerds” at the 23rd annual Chaos Communication Congress on Wed., 12/27, at 11 PM in the main lecture hall. It will be a much-updated and more thoroughly-researched version of the …

Wikipedia vs. women?

A group called Wikichix recently spun out of Wikipedia because its members felt their experiences at the collectively-authored online encyclopedia had been tained by sexism. While they don’t intend to stop contributing to Wikipedia, the Wikichix want a female-only space …

And I’d like a side of spam with that

When I worked at EFF, I was the semi-official go-to person on spam issues, largely because nobody else wanted to do it. Having never dealt much with the spam wars, I found the topic intriguing. At that time there were …

I continue to be obsessed with the Antikythera Mechanism

New X-ray techniques have allowed science historians to see the internal workings of what many call a 2,000 year old computer. It’s the Antikythera Mechanism, a complex Greek device made of interlocking gears that could accurately predict the motions of …

In which I am dugg

Apparently I was on the front page of news recommender site Digg.com the other day — an interbloggy sort of honor — for a post I wrote at Table of Malcontents about why Battlestar Galactica may be doomed as a …

Holiday crap that spies on you

Last week I published an article in Wired about how the new Nike+ iPod Sport Kit is the perfect surveillance device. Nike+ iPod is a gizmo that allows you to track how far you’ve run and how fast by sticking …