post coup/insurrection/smearing the capitol with shit, reading

it’s no secret, i was really disappointed with the results of the 2016 election, but i honestly didn’t think things would end up here. one could reasonably be forgiven for thinking that there would be practical limits to the damage that could be wrought in 4 years. i was incredibly naive. to be fair, i think a lot of us were. oh the things i’ve learned over the past 4 years....

January 15, 2021 · sulrich

an actual party of the people

if the DFL’s really being honest … this is dark, but pretty much nails it. ...

November 29, 2016 · steve ulrich

often, it's nice to have some money to go along with your morality

this article landed in my reading queue a few days ago. in summary - if you want action on something, it better impact some segment of wealthy folks as well. otherwise, the world at large seems to care a lot less and/or the marketing will be a lot less effective. on some issues, moral appeals don’t seem to work - short to the point and a sobering reminder. however, if you prefer, the more on-point summary....

June 5, 2016 · steve ulrich

the purpose of the CAPTCHA in gogo in-flight, via gogo in-flight

via @schneierblog this AM, a pointer to a wired article about how the wifi providers have cut a deal with the government to put more than the necessary lawful intercept capabilities into their systems. of particular note is the addition of a CAPTCHA to the system. ...

April 14, 2014 · steve ulrich

the only awkward part ...

this has been making the rounds. ...

September 10, 2012 · steve ulrich

algorithmic governments: civilization 2

there’s this epic reddit thread that’s been making its rounds. this guy played the same civ 2 game for 10 years. i’ve never been much of a gamer so civilization 2 has largely escaped my notice. this might actually be a game i could endorse for little dude but that’s actually a side point. in scanning through the comments, there were a number of interesting strategies suggested for working through the morass in the future....

June 13, 2012 · steve ulrich

recognized for the terror it is in the time it was

or something like that. ...

January 2, 2012 · steve ulrich

if this shit don't worry you - you're crazy, or stupid

warming arctic permafrost fuels climate change worries ...

December 18, 2011 · steve ulrich