The Debate Around Neutrality is not a New One: A Review of “How the Post Office Created America”

I just finished reading an excellent book about the history of the post office. I found out about the book from one of my favorite podcasts: 99% Invisible. The podcast was good, but didn’t even begin to describe the fascinating story behind our nation’s postal service. The title of the book is “How the Post Office Created America: A History“, by Winifred Gallagher. One of the more interesting pieces in…

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My First Interaction with LBRY

Background Earlier this week, a friend of mine on Facebook posted this article: “20,000 Worldclass University Lectures Made Illegal, So We Irrevocably Mirrored Them“. The article describes how some UC Berkeley lectures were deleted from YouTube over a lawsuit. In response, this organization called LBRY, downloaded the lectures, mirrored them and uploaded them to their distributed network. As such, no one entity has complete claim over the content and therefore…

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History Repeats Itself

I haven’t had much time to think out a blog post on a single subject, so let me tell you about a few things that have been on my mind. Some or all of these may become longer blog posts in the future. W3C in the News DRM The World Wide Web Consortium, the standards organization which brings you things like HTML, has been in the news for two fairly…

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Three Times the Internet has Helped Me with My Coding

Every coder of every level of expertise has to turn to the documentation at one point or another. Whether this is when learning a new language or framework, or when stumped when a certain error message appears. In the past few months, I have had the need to fall back and trust the internet to catch me, and it hasn’t let me down. The more interesting thing is that I…

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Auto Racing, Internet from the Sky, and Slime on YouTube

There were several small stories over the weekend which I think shed light on what the current frontiers are in terms of web marketing. Auto Racing First, this past weekend there was a Formula E race in Argentina. It featured two self-driving/autonomous vehicles, which performed well for most of the race, but one ended up crashing.   Papelón de un vehículo autónomo en Puerto Madero: el Roborace sin conductor chocó…

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