Casualties of war
We need to take information, wherever it is stored, make our copies and share them with the world. We need to take stuff that’s out of copyright and add it to the archive. We need to buy secret databases and put them on the Web. We need to download scientific journals and upload them to file sharing networks. We need to fight for Guerilla Open Access. —— Aaron Swartz, Guerrilla Open Access Manifesto, 2008.
Mulled wine: theory and practice
In this part of the northern hemisphere, it’s the time of short days, long nights, miserable weather, historically implausible religious stories, and mulled wine. Well, it’s a bit past— Saturnalia is probably peak mulling time—but it’s still cold enough out to keep on mulling, and I’ve been iterating my recipe.
Stupid security questions
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