Judd and Me on CalTV

open source, chilling effects, politics, berkeley, research, policy, education, iSchool

Judd and myself are on CalTV talking about the recent incident where Wikipedia started to block IP addresses from Capitol Hill due to bad-faith edits ("Wikipedia Traces Back ?Vandalism? to Capitol Hill"). Hopefully, we don't come off sounding particularly stupid after the edits.

Tasteless Prank Played on Senator Bowen

elections, news, wtf?, politics, friends

CA Senator Bowen had a tasteless prank played on her the other day where someone played "inappropriate sounds" during a conference call with hundreds of activists ("Was it a prank, or something more?"). That sounds like a tragic accident waiting to happen anyway... I've been on large conference calls, and it's always the case that one bad actor can muck it all up.


elections, news, research

2006 USENIX/ACCURATE Electronic Voting Technology Workshop (EVT '06)

August 1, 2006, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Join us in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, August 1, 2006, for the first USENIX/ACCURATE Electronic Voting Technology (EVT) workshop. EVT seeks to bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines, ranging from computer science and human factors experts through political scientists, legal experts, election administrators, and voting equipment vendors. The workshop will include short paper presentations as well as vibrant panel discussions with substantial time devoted to questions and answers. Attendance at the workshop will be open to the public, although speakers and presentations will be by invitation only.

Interested in participating? Check out the Call for Papers.

EVT '06 will be co-located with the 15th USENIX Security Symposium (Security '06), July 31?August 4, 2006.

Sponsored by USENIX and ACCURATE.

Changing the NQB2 pic...

system, photos, family

I figured this would be a great picture of me to associate with my blog... straight out of the late 70s, born with a beer in my hand:

Joe in the 70s drinking water out of a beer can

So, if you visit NQB2, you'll see the beach shot of me on the right replaced with this.

Um, of course it's water in the can.

My Sister the Rescuer


Shout out to my sister, Tracie, who is doing much good as part of the King County Explorer Search and Rescue. Here's some recent press: "Training day turns into real-life rescue".

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