2017 update

I've neglected this blog for a really long time, but it's not like I haven't been writing publicly.  A few links to my post 2010 writing: medium: robla - a lot of my recent writing, which has skewed political.  Sign of the times, I guess... DailyKos: robla - this has been where I've posted most… Continue reading 2017 update

On Diaspora

There's been a lot of hubbub about Facebook's ongoing tone-deafness regarding privacy. As a result, there has also been a lot of hubbub about the Diaspora project, with both wildly optimistic projections of their success, as well as more skeptical assessments. I'm skeptical about Diaspora specifically, because it reminds me a lot of an effort… Continue reading On Diaspora

Easy form building for terminal windows: jsonwidget-python

I've been working on a project to make building forms really simple. My latest work is "jsonwidget-python" for terminal-based applications (like you would use via SSH or local terminal on Linux and Mac). It's all very retro, but terminal windows are still very much in use for buzzword-compliant activities like configuring virtual machines for cloud… Continue reading Easy form building for terminal windows: jsonwidget-python