Archives for: July 2006

AutoMARK gets a patent for the "ballot marking device"

elections, vendors, news, chilling effects, patents, legal
One of the true innovations in computer-mediated voting in recent years is the development of the ballot marking device. A number of vendors have developed devices that essentially act like large expensive pens. These devices allow people with disabil… more »

Banana Pancakes

recipe, food
Ever wonder what to do with two very ripe bananas? Well, if you have some syrup, a cup of milk and an egg and some basic kitchen stuff, you've got pancakes. **Ingredients:** * 1 c. AP flour * 1 tbsp. sugar * 2 tsp. baking powder * 1/4 tsp. sal… more »

Sesame Encrusted Ahi with a Mixed Greens Salad Dressed with Poblano Dressing, Blue Cheese and Toasted Pecans

recipe, food
This is a killer meal for two. I suggest using sushi-grade Ahi or Mahi-Mahi tuna and pairing both dishes with a decent Fumé Blanc (which is drier than Sauvignon Blanc). ### Ingredients **Dressing:** * 1 Poblano (Pasilla) Chile, stemmed and se… more »

McPherson Announces Proposal at NASS Conference

elections, certification/testing, reform, news, research, policy
California Secretary of State Bruce McPherson outlined a three-part plan in a recent speech to the National Association of Secretaries of State (See: [*"California Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Outlines Proposals to Enhance the Security, Reliabilit… more »

Westlaw rocks, Westlaw sucks

elections, accessibility, copyright, wtf?, chilling effects, research, policy, DRM, legal, education, iSchool
Man, I've just started to get the hand of Westlaw (a vast database of legal cases, information and articles). It has almost everything. However, little did I know that there is a monthly allotment of time spent on the site. I had no idea until I ran… more »

Cuyahoga Election Review Panel Report

elections, reform, news, problems
The three-member panel investigating the disasterous 2006 primary in Cuyahoga County, OH have issued their report. It is here: The report is amazingly detailed. And it is really scary what a little bit of sunshine will expose in a sufficiently com… more »

Website up for Avi Rubin's book

elections, reform, standards, secrecy, problems, friends, research, policy
Avi Rubin will have a book out on 5 September called, **Brave New Ballot: The Battle to Safeguard Democracy in the Age of Electronic Voting**. He now has a website up for the book here: . more »

Liveblogging Joint House Science and Administration Committee Hearing on Voting Systems Standards

### Background The [House Science Committee] and [House Administration Committee] are holding a joint hearing today called, *"Voting Machines: Will the New Standards and Guidelines Help Prevent Future Problems?"*. (You can find the PDF of the charte… more »

What's up...

Sorry for not having posted in a while... I'm neck deep in research. Here are a few things: * Apparently, after a trip to the UC Berkeley Eye Center, I need to wear glasses now... especially when reading subtitles in movies and while driving (I'm ne… more »

EFF turns 16

elections, music, copyright, open source, secrecy, chilling effects, privacy, patents, San Francisco, p2p, friends, research, policy, DRM, legal
The [EFF turns 16 today]( if you appreciate the work that they have done and continue to do in the realm of digital rights, please consider making a [recurring donation](… more »
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