Happy 25th birthday to the election methods mailing list!!!! This mailing list is also known as "the EM-list": Now car rentals will be SO MUCH easier! Continue reading: https://robla.blog/2021/02/15/25th-birthday/
Doo Doo Radio
The old poster from the show on KUOI-FM, 89.3 FM! This is a late Saturday/early Sunday (January 24) update on Doo Doo Radio! There is now several pages on social media about this old show: Facebook: facebook.com/Doo-Doo-Radio-104944454930013/Twitter: twitter.com/DooDooRadio (hashtag #doodooradio)Youtube: many playlists; will update with more info when I get the chance. More to come!
Battle of the DMs
This is the "first IRC server", according to Wikipedia. Back in my day, a "server" was a physical machine. The picture is from much later, but the machine is probably from 1987 or 1988. (robla updated this 2020-07-31 1:40am PDT... yes, robla really should go to bed) Who is going to win the battle of… Continue reading Battle of the DMs
Mastodon kinda kicks ass
It really does. It really does. Click "more…." to learn more…. (more)
Blogging is dead; long live journaling!
I have accounts on Quora, Twitter, Medium, reddit, Mastodon, myndmess, Electorama, Miraheze, GitHub, GitLab, and robla.net, among other. Blogging is so aughts. I'm going to cover just a few of the sites that I journal on here: Website(s): robla.net/RobLaWikiJournal: https://robla.mirahze.org/wiki/RobLa_journalMicroblog: https://mastodon.social/@robla (see also: https://twitter.com/robla)Website(s): Electorama/electowikiJournal: https://electowiki.org/wiki/User:RobLa/JournalMicroblog: https://twitter.com/electowikiWebsite(s): myndmess.orgJournal: https://myndmess.org/wiki/User:RobLa/JournalWebsite(s): Wikipedia (en)/Wikidata/WikimediaJournal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:RobLa/JournalWebsite(s): MediaWikiJournal: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:RobLa/Journal Those… Continue reading Blogging is dead; long live journaling!
Thinking about “flyover country”
Doc Searls from Santa Barbara, USA / File:Glacial_features_near_Beaver_Dam_Lake,_Wisconsin.jpg / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) UPDATE: 2020-04-24 - I posted most of what I was working on a few days ago over at Quora: https://www.quora.com/What-dont-most-liberals-realize/answer/Rob-Lanphier I still have some content for Daily Kos as well, but I'm still working out how to present it for the Daily Kos… Continue reading Thinking about “flyover country”
End of a chapter…
I didn't get a chance to publicly pontificate about Internet Archive while I was employed there. From March 2019 until very recently, I managed the Core Infrastructure team at Internet Archive. I suppose I did take one notable opportunity to blog about it. I wrote a blog post for blog.archive.org titled "Two Thin Strands of… Continue reading End of a chapter…
Replacing the jungle primary, December edition
photo via Wikimedia Commons by Rich Niewiroski Jr. A few weeks ago, I posted "Replacing the jungle primary", where I outlined a couple of proposals that seemed like plausible replacements for California's current "top-two" primary system. I assigned both proposals jargon-y names, but I only want to highlight one of them: "Majority Approval Filter (MAF)". … Continue reading Replacing the jungle primary, December edition
Replacing the jungle primary
California's jungle primary can be replaced with an approval voting-based primary. This is a description of how it would work.
Voting Methods in The Perl Journal
Back in 1996, I wrote an article for The Perl Journal, which they published in the Volume 1, Issue 3 in Autumn 1996. There are several alternatives available for the article: A scan I made of my 1996 article "Perl, Politics, and Pairwise Voting: Perl as the Activist's Friend" - I used CamScanner to make a… Continue reading Voting Methods in The Perl Journal