• August 19th, 2013

Contributing code makes projects better

I'm happy to say that Dropplets, the platform powering this blog, now contains code that I contributed. It's a very minor thing, but it adds the significant ability to style posts independently of each other.

  • July 13th, 2013

"Pacific Rim" astounds and amazes

Pacific Rim was over-the-top awesomeness. From an original-yet-familiar plot to stupendous visual effects, the film blew me away.

  • July 12th, 2013
  • July 9th, 2013

"Dirty Wars" is powerful, emotional advocacy

At what point does a documentary stop being a documentary and cross over into advocacy, or drama? "Dirty Wars" was thought-provoking, but it blurred the lines between documentary and docudrama.

  • April 15th, 2013

Richard Stallman visits OSU

Saint IGNUcius

  • April 14th, 2013

Aurora Chasing

As I stayed up late last night waiting for a piece of the Sun's vomit to impact Earth's magnetosphere and release photons into my eyes, I realized that it probably wasn't going to happen. So I went to bed.

  • March 11th, 2013

Writers Talk interview with Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow has finished his tour of the United States, promoting his newest novel, Homeland. After a couple of failed intercepts, Doctorow and I sat down on Friday, Feb. 22 at opposite ends of the telephone network to talk about Homeland, writing sequels, writing science fiction and the absurdity of Hollywood depictions of technology.

  • January 21st, 2013

Journal-Post website exposed list of gun owners' addresses

A heatmap of the pistol permit locations  in Westchester and Rockland counties, New York. Yellow indicates areas of high concentration, orange low. This image is CC-BY-SA Ben Keith, made using Toner and OpenStreetMap.