Archives for: June 2006

Brennan Center releases threat analysis of common voting systems

elections, reform, news, problems, friends, research, policy, legal
A task force of government, academic and non-profit experts convened by the [Brennan Center for Justice] at the [NYU Law School] has today released the first comprehensive threat analysis of three of the most popular types of electronic voting syste… more »

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blogging, berkeley, photos, friends, iSchool
If you're not following Yuri and Luisa's [adventures in China] at [freewisdom], you're missing out. [adventures in China]: http://www.freewisdom.org/en/all/entries/2006/06/24/foreigners_on_display [freewisdom]: http://www.freewisdom.org/ more »

PBS' California Connected on recent Diebold vulnerabilities

elections, certification/testing, reform, vendors, standards, news, friends, research, policy
[California Connected], a PBS news magazine with an emphasis on California issues, has recently published the last in a [special series](http://www.californiaconnected.org/newsroom/?cat=16) by Thomas Kelley on the recent security vulnerabilities discove… more »

EFF's Cindy Cohn one of 100 most influential lawyers

San Francisco, friends, legal
Cindy Cohn was just named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the United States, by the National Law Journal ([*"The 100 most influential lawyers in America "*](http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1150362316389)). The journal noted… more »

Got an iPod? Get a Speck ToughSkin

wtf?, photos, usability
This is a testimonial of sorts. Short version: My iPod got ran over by a car; [Speck]'s [ToughSkin] saved its ass. [Speck]: http://www.speckproducts.com/ [ToughSkin]: http://www.speckproducts.com/toughskin.html I'm the kind of person that has to… more »

Sonic Youth -- Rather Ripped

music, San Francisco, friends
([Sonic Youth] will play the Fillmore in San Francisco on 14 July with [Awesome Color]. And it's only $34.45 per ticket after ticketmaster charges and taxes (ticks wetn on sale [here](http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/1259) this morning a… more »

EVT'06 Submission: "Transparency and Access to Source Code in E-Voting"

elections, reform, copyright, open source, secrecy, research, policy, legal
I just submitted the camera-ready version of this paper to the [USENIX/ACCURATE Electronic Voting Technology 2006] (EVT'06) Workshop: [USENIX/ACCURATE Electronic Voting Technology 2006]: http://www.usenix.org/events/evt06/ > ### Transparency and A… more »

OMGWTF Banana Pudding

recipe, food
This is a layered pudding where there are layers of cookie, then banana then pudding, topped with a meringue. Meringue isn't essential for this dish and usually banana pudding doesn't have it; however, once you have it with meringue, you'll never, ever… more »

An Academic Epiphany

system, elections, certification/testing, accessibility, reform, vendors, standards, problems, research, policy
So, for two weeks, I have been struggling with a project of mine trying to get it into a shape where I could submit it to a hip-and-happening conference in the UK ([WOTE'06]). On Tuesday of this week, I resigned myself to look towards the long-term and… more »
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