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Humanist technologist. Equality and adventures.

I co-founded Elgg and Known, worked on Medium, and now invest in innovative media startups at Matter.

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Well, this is kind of a shitshow. Livejournal was such an important part of my early web life. Really sad. http://io9.gizmodo.com/russian-owned-livejournal-bans-political-talk-adds-ris-1794143772

 

If this is true, it's just reason 5,000,007 not to use Uber. But none of you are anymore, right? https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/04/uber-said-to-use-sophisticated-software-to-defraud-drivers-passengers/

 
 

I'm hosting Homebrew Website Club at @mattervc SF tomorrow. Join us at 6:30 for demos & talk about a stronger independent web.

 

America being set up to be a backwards, anti-democratic state. This is so depressing. https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-considers-far-reaching-steps-for-extreme-vetting-1491303602

 

Really nice update from - and I'll defend this! - the best TV show ever made. http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-39444025

 
 
 

Homebrew Website Club: April 5, 2017

Create or update your personal web site!

Location: Matter Ventures, 421 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Time:

Ends:

Finish that blog post you’ve been working on!

Demos of personal websites and technology
Discussion around the independent web

Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site!

Any questions? Ask in chat: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today#bottom

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 5:30.

More information: https://indieweb.org/events/2017-04-05-homebrew-website-club