Archives for: April 2008

The Need for Cellphonebooths

berkeley, research
Architects and urban planners take note: we desperately need cellphonebooths. ?Huh??, you ask. Well, think about it. How long has it been since you?ve last used a pay phone in a phonebooth? Most payphones don?t even have booths these day… more »

Come to My PhD Thesis Talk!

system, elections, certification/testing, accessibility, reform, vendors, standards, copyright, news, open source, secrecy, privacy, berkeley, problems, litigation, friends, research, policy, usability, legal, iSchool
I?ll be giving my PhD thesis talk in 202 South Hall (UC Berkeley) on 5/14 (Wed) at 10am. Abstract below... ---- ### Public Policy Mechanisms for Increasing Transparency in Electronic Voting Joseph Lorenzo Hall, UC Berkeley School of Informa… more »

?Good Yontiff, Pontiff?

wtf?
> I am no longer in New York during passover and a papal visit (which means the chance of my actually being able to say ?Good yontiff, pontiff?, has now dropped back from astonishingly faint to none). > > -- Neil Gaiman ([*?Fair Use and other t… more »

Manual Tally Procedures for California Counties

elections, standards, friends, research, policy, legal, iSchool
Some of you may know that I've been working, for over two years now, with a bunch of other people to develop a set of generic procedures that California counties can use to conduct their manual tally. (The manual tally is a legally-mandated "automatic r… more »

Expelled da bomb!

wtf?, friends
Everyone out there, take a page from [LQ](http://lquilter.net/blog/archives/2008/04/14/obedience-expelled) and hype up a stupid-ass movie, [*Expelled*][1], by linking to where people can get the real information when it comes out tomorrow. Intelligen… more »

How to Turn Off Video AutoPlay on Flickr

system, chilling effects, policy
If you don't like new flickr videos playing automatically when you open a bunch up in tabs: 1. Click on your name in the upper-right corner of flickr. 2. Click on the ?Privacy & Permissions? tab. 3. Scroll down and change the ?AutoPlay Vi… more »

It's The Final Cylon

wtf?
It's official, the final cylon is [John Frakkin' McCain](http://cmpalmer.blogspot.com/2008/03/john-mccain-is-he-cylon.html)! more »

DWTFPL

copyright, hacks, open source, friends, legal, development
Ashkahn pointed me to this great minimalist free and open source software license: DO WHAT THE FUCK YOU WANT TO PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2, December 2004 Copyright (C) 2004 [YOUR NAME] [YOUR ADD… more »

Fat Ass Gurney

wtf?, photos, exercise
We're such fatasses we're starting to [need heavy duty gurneys][1]! [1]: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/08/health/08ambu.html more »

Battlesupper Galactibrawl

photos
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Nissenbaum: ?Privacy in Context?

secrecy, privacy, berkeley, friends, policy, legal, podcasts, iSchool
NYU?s [Helen Nissenbaum](http://www.nyu.edu/projects/nissenbaum/) gave a lecture entitled, *?Privacy in Context?* at the [School of Information](http://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/) yesterday as the last [Distinguished Lecture](http://www.ischool.ber… more »

Iowa Decides on Paper...

elections, reform, news, policy, legal
After Gov. Culver signs the legislation today, [Iowa will become the 30th state to require the use of paper records] with their voting systems ([8 more use paper records statewide] without a specific legislative requirement). Bravo! There's much m… more »
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