Category: hacks

Checking a Web Page for Updates

elections, hacks, open source, research, education, development
I really like for tracking changes to web pages, but it's mostly useful for changes on the order of a day. Today, due to [the DC Digital Vote By Mail pilot project](, I find myself wanting to monitor changes on the order of… more »

Debra Bowen's 2007 TTBR Announcement

system, elections, certification/testing, accessibility, vendors, hacks, open source, secrecy, privacy, politics, problems, friends, research, policy, usability, legal
In 2007, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen commissioned a review of California's voting systems by a team of technical experts, of which I was one. She released many of the technical reports on the night of 27 July 2007 and then spent a week… more »

Fixing a MacBook Stuck on Mute

hacks, wtf?, photos, usability, education
Occasionally, my MacBook Pro will get "stuck on mute"1 if I pull the headphones out too quickly. When you try to increase or decrease the volume, you see this: When this happens a red LED shines out of the headphone jack: With some cleve… more »

iPhone Battery Replacement

hacks, photos
I replaced my iPhone (2G) battery today, and it was much easier than I expected. *(Click on the image for more pics.)* Don't get me wrong: it is far from easy. However, with some patience, the proper tools, and a good technical grasp of the p… more »

An Improvement to FlowingData's Choropleth Tutorial

elections, hacks, open source, education
[Nathan Yau] at [FlowingData] has a very cool [tutorial] that shows how to make a [choropleth] graph of county-level data in the U.S. The end result looks something like this: Cool! One problem with the tutorial as written is that it doesn't… more »
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