Monthly Archives: July 2019

“It feels fragile because of the Internet”

This blog post about using a 14-year-old PowerPC Mac Mini running 12-year-old OS X Leopard has this musing towards the end: Something about using this feels very fragile, and not because of the machine itself, the operating system, or even … Continue reading

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My 2018 talk on crypto tokens is now online

This was before the 2018 crypto winter, when ICOs were still being launched every week for projects that hadn’t even gotten of the ground (many of the high-profile ones still haven’t, in mid 2019), and ads still ran for tokens … Continue reading

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Libra makes P2P exchange of securities possible

This article brings up some great points about Facebook’s Libra that I have also been thinking about. That since the underlying basket includes short term securities, that Libra is also a security, not a currency as FB describes it. It … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pis as low-footprint single-purpose machines

I’m excited about the new, more powerful Raspberry Pi. This Hacker News thread describes several interesting hardware projects that the people have used the Pi for. And the Raspberry Pi website positions the new, more powerful Pi 4 as a … Continue reading

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