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ISPs, explained

June 17, 2014

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Internet Service Providers. Can’t live with ’em, can’t set them all on fire without causing greenhouse gas emissions. I think this little video I found over on Facebook explains the problem pretty well. If you’re tempted to get smug because we live in Canada and they live behind the Red, White and Blue curtain, remember […]

The Internet: Circa 1880

March 19, 2014

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There are SOME drawbacks to living 90% off the grid. The inability of a digital reporter to earn a living, for instance. I could solve this with a $10 unlimited data phone card from 7-11, a $200 thermal converter and an efficient rocket stove that would take two weeks to make, but in order to […]

Job: Three Jobs at the Electronic Frontier Foundation

October 18, 2013

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All ye digital do-gooders have just found your most exciting blog post of the week, right here, because here are three hands-on jobs for one of the most badass units at the intersection of the internet and personal rights. They’re looking for an international project coordinator, a web developer, and a finance director. None of […]

Jobs: Automattic is hiring!

October 6, 2013

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Very clever, guys! They messed with the search function on the Support documents so that no matter what you search for WORK WITH US comes up first. But if people have to search the Support docs, are they really the people you want to hire? Oh well, here are the specs, and one thing you […]

InterActs DMCA Round Table

March 20, 2013

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For those of you who are not aware, my “day job” is as a freelance reporter, working at a number of places the most regular of which is the Daily Dot. They’re producing a series of round tables on Google Hangouts, and this one might be of interest: InterActing with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act […]

Jobs: Paid Internship at FreeGeekVancouver!

May 31, 2012

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God knows, I haven’t always gotten along with these guys, but finally after many years of phone/email/in-person tag we got together thanks to the ever-vigilant and helpful Tim Adkins. Their mission is to teach low-income people how to repair computers, and they also sell computers and parts and do repairs for the public. When I […]

The Cookie Dance

May 1, 2012

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my Google+ problem fixed thanks to @raincoaster. Now I have to find out whether it's of any use. — GeorgeMonbiot (@GeorgeMonbiot) May 1, 2012 Oh, am I going to gloat about this? YOU DAMN WELL BET I AM! And what was this nugget of 24 karat genius that I was able to impart to crusading […]