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I am currently a software engineer at Google, where as a member of the Android platform team I build frameworks and user interfaces.

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Archive for October, 2003

What is this crap?

October 31st, 2003

What is this crap?

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 26 through November 1, 2003, as Protection From Pornography Week. I call upon public officials, law enforcement officers, parents, and all the people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate programs and activities.

OK, here’s my appropriate activity for the week:

look, ma, it's porn! look, ma, it's porn! look, ma, it's porn! look, ma, it's porn!
look, ma, it's porn! look, ma, it's porn! look, ma, it's porn! look, ma, it's porn!

Look, it was art, but now, because I said so, it’s been reduced to just pornography! Protect yourself now, while you still can!

I dressed up dsandler.org a little bit for the holiday.

October 31st, 2003

I dressed up dsandler.org a little bit for the holiday. (It’s kind of a tradition for websites to put on costumes for Halloween.) I think I’ll leave it up for a few days. [If you're using a browser that lets you pick from multiple alternate stylesheets, like Mozilla, you can switch between the Halloween theme and the usual theme at any time. In Mozilla, click on the crayon box in the lower left-hand corner of your browser window.]

daapd, a server for the iTunes music sharing protocol.

October 30th, 2003
daapd, a server for the iTunes music sharing protocol. Share your music library without running iTunes!

Wondering what happened to bOING bOING?

October 30th, 2003

Wondering what happened to bOING bOING?

We’re having server problems and working on them — I hope to be up in a day or so again, but it’s exacerbated by my crazy travel schedule.

Please direct your friends to this note, and ask for their forebearance in sending email asking what’s up with Boing Boing. I’m getting several hundred of these a day, and it’s gotten so that answering those messages is actively interfering with my efforts to reestablish service.

In the meantime, we’re still blogging, and the mailblog still works:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/boingboing-mailblog/
posted by doctorow at 1:36 PM PST on October 30

15:44:00 up 3 min, 1 user, load average:

October 30th, 2003

15:44:00 up 3 min, 1 user, load average: 0.93, 0.46, 0.18

10:18:02 up 4 min, 1 user, load average:

October 30th, 2003
10:18:02 up 4 min, 1 user, load average: 1.08, 0.56, 0.22

Nick Montfort:

October 29th, 2003
Nick Montfort: “I must promote the new slogan I came up with for beleagured voting machine company Diebold: ‘Live Free or Diebold’.”
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