I updated the domain to match the headline https://RandomNeuronsFiring.com Lots of new content! See you over there!
Dave Winer wrote about “internet identity” and that several companies were probably thinking about solving the problem. Specifically, he said: But because money is so central to identity, it’s surprising that there isn’t a Google or Amazon of identity. Seems there’s money to be made here. An organization with physical branches everywhere, with people in
I saw an article fretting about taxpayer-funded broadband projects in Texas Monitor. It cites a “study” by the Taxpayer Protection Alliance Foundation that purports to show a wide swath of “failed taxpayer-funded networks”. A little research on the site led me to realize that it’s not first-rate work – outdated, incorrect information – so I
I went to a terrific talk at the Lyme Library earlier this week. Randall Mikkelsen from Reuters spoke on the topic, “Fake News: What’s the Real Story?”. In it, he presented The Chart which is an analysis of popular web sites showing their bias (left, center, right) with a measure of their reliability/believability. It’s useful
So you’ve just learned something cool on a new subject, and you want to let the world know about your discovery. You go to the project’s wiki, and jot it all down. But how can you help people read what you’ve written? When I look at pages on a wiki, I use three criteria to
I just sent an email to the reporter from NewsPressNow who posted a typical net neutrality story. A flaw in this kind of reporting is the tacit acceptance of an ISP’s blandishments that the Internet was fine before the 2015 FCC rules, and that “… And I don’t know if you’d find anyone who said
The Battle for the Net site https://www.battleforthenet.com/ no longer seems to have the telephone form(!) But… Boing Boing does. Go to https://boingboing.net/. You’ll see a popup window with a place to enter your phone number. Click OK, and they pop up a script on-screen. They call you, you answer, then you supply your zip code.
Although I usually agree with him, one of my favorite bloggers, Dave Winer, recently said this: One of the ideas circulating is that your ISP has a monopoly, owns the only way for you to get to the Internet, but that’s an old idea, it’s no longer true. Where I live the wireless vendors are
Update: The deadline for filing has been extended to 9 October 2015, so you now don’t have any excuse for not sending in your opinion. I filed the following comment on the FCC page regarding the new Proposed Rule that would (ultimately) prohibit individuals from installing third-party firmware (such as OpenWrt, DD-WRT, Tomato, and the
To make a static home page (so that viewers see the same thing every time), you can follow the instructions here… http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/