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October, 2015

 

Quartz: Millions of Facebook users have no idea they’re using the internet

As a citizen of the internet, I find the continuing trend of content isolation in silos disturbing. As companies like Facebook, Medium, and LinkedIn continue to attract users, they gain in power and control over the internet as a whole in a frightening fashion. These companies don't care about their users or their content, as long as they can continue to mine their pictures, words, and private feelings to monetize their platforms.

 

The New Yorker: The Simple Truth About Gun Control

Thought provoking article by Adam Gopnik. A few choice excerpts:

There are complex, hand-wringing-worthy problems in our social life: deficits and debts and climate change. Gun violence, and the work of eliminating gun massacres in schools and movie houses and the like, is not one of them.

Gopnik argues that every other civilized country on the planet has figured out that limiting access to guns, or banning them outright, has a dramatic effect on reducing gun violence. In fact, even the most minimal gun control has a dramatic impact.

If research and other factual evidence aren't enough for you, consider comedian Jim Jefferies' hilarious (and spot-on) set on gun control.

 

<iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/141338322" width="700" height="393" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="https://vimeo.com/141338322">Brunch with my kiddos.</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/user1988610">Jonathan LaCour</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

 

Checked into RedHat Storage Day

Getting ready to speak at RedHat Storage Day in Cupertino. Excited to share DreamHost's story about our object storage journey with Ceph for DreamObjects.

 

Lots of fun having drinks with @benwerd, chatting about @withknown, @dreamhost, , and the future of the web.

 
 
 

Tonkotsu Ramen at Ichiran in Shibuya

Tonkotsu Ramen at Ichiran in Shibuya

Perfect broth and noodles. Solid Chashu pork as well.

 

Renovation continues

Renovation continues

The entire middle of our house has been demolished. Now, to build it back up again!