Monday, December 17, 2018

Radiyr: If an RSS Reader Had a Baby with the Radio

It's an app, like Google Reader morphs into the morning news hour on the Radio. Take RSS feeds, your Medium follows, and any podcasts you like. Run text-to-speech on the stories (or on platforms like Medium where sometimes there's an audio accompaniment built in, just grab that). And play the morning news in audio format, using your favorite sources, but in a comfortable audio format so you can listen while getting ready for the day or getting on the subway.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Coming Out Again: Bisexual Edition

It was National Coming Out Day yesterday, so I’m coming out… again. And here’s why.

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Thursday, Dec 21, 2017

My mixed (but mostly bad) feelings about Star Wars: The Last Jedi

I loved how the new Star Wars defied old tropes, weaved new themes about the Jedi and the Force, and had important character arcs that weren’t the sort of typical (white dude, with a couple tokens) cast that most movies present to us. My problem was that I just didn’t think it was a very good movie in terms of telling a well-constructed story that moved us along, made sense, and created character interactions and character development that track to the developments in the plot.

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Thursday, Jan 5, 2017

On Obamacare, and Priorities

Before Obamacare, lack of health insurance killed 44,000 Americans per year.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

How Democrats Managed to Fuck Up the Gun Control Filibuster

It is making my stomach turn to have to say this, but:

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Unnamed Poem Written Far From Home

roof shingles
not mine
but Someone's
home and comfort
not here
but Somewhere
there's peace and quiet
not for all
but For me
foreign streets still welcome
not loving
but Relenting
to power and force
and Will to dominate
these parks and harbours and proud others
not strategic allies
but Sisters and brothers We see
when we look believe
when they speak give up our
day Off to fix the leaky roof
or Give up our distance and our
exclusion and our comfort
so They may know the
peace We covet because life is short and memory is long--
or life is long and memory is short--
who can remember?
we give up our comfortable beds to
another or for the stepping out we have
chosen not to take, chosen not
to See the textures, the wrinkled
faces and cracked shingles of
brothers and sisters We forgot

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Sunday, August 09, 2015

Pramila Jayapal on Seattle's BLM protest at Bernie Sanders Campaign Event

This is a repost of Pramila Jayapal's statement on the Black Lives Matter protest at Bernie Sanders's campaign event yesterday in Seattle. You can read, like or share the original here.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015


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Friday, June 05, 2015

Easy WhatsApp Shares

Today I finally got around to trying out a new technique I heard about a couple weeks ago -- and wow, I wish I had known about this earlier. By placing a simple link on your website, you can give your mobile and tablet visitors the ability to instantly share your page with friends using the popular WhatsApp messaging service.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015


App idea: CanvassStarter. Pick the neighborhoods your progressive organization wants to canvass; enter a question or two, and a bid for price per door.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Snoogle: For When You Totally Came Up With That First

Snoogle(tm) is a search engine that indexes all the hypothetical stuff you've ever hypothetical invented and tells you (and your annoying friend who won't believe you) whether you totally came up with that thing first that someone else just brought to market.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Wanted: Conditional Formatting in Collaborative Text

My feature idea: conditional formatting rules in Google Docs -- not spreadsheets, text documents. Useful for highlighting names of colleagues who are owning certain tasks in a project document, or for highlighting tags like "critical" or "completed".

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Swipe right on resumes.

With Employr, job seekers and posters get a quick look at what the other has to offer, and match via the time-honored method of swiping right and left. If you both swipe right, you can chat and set up an interview!

Tag yourself or your hiring organization with different interests, skills possessed or desired, and then swipe left or right at potential matches for employment. If you both swipe right, message them and set up an interview. Geographic filters allow for hiring in offices, remotely, or for small community organizations and local businesses. Resume previews show only a summary of skills and experiences, so the initial review process is equitable and un-biased, with no HR overhead.

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Under the Hood

This site is pretty simple: just HTML and CSS, with help from Github Pages, Jekyll, Foundation, SCSS, and Disqus. This post has a bit about why these tools, and why I think they're a good fit for this project.

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Space Party

A radical socialist libertarian pacifist futurist party, dedicated to the peaceful exploration of space in the name of all humankind.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Hello World

Hello World! This is a post. This site is getting real, and this post is its introduction. Welcome to it, by the way, and thank you for coming to see my website. You'll find posts, projects, and, before too long, a contact form to get in touch with me if needed.

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