A Portland-area geek, photographer, writer, student of philosophy, and urban poultry enthusiast. These are my collected short notes, photographs, and essays.

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Sunflower II

Every #flower can be rough around the edges. Another from the Reed Community Garden, 2004.

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"A Facebook spokesperson said the data 'is gathered in an aggregated and depersonalized manner in a privacy safe way.'" Mining people's political views in advance of the 2016 elections.
http://bcwh.io/po1 #tech #politics

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Because we shouldn't have to normalize preferring reliable epistemologies. #NormalizeAtheism

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Flower Sans Friend

A #flower from the Reed Community Garden, 2004.

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An amazing B&W photo set of the Yanomami people in the Brazilian Amazon (en EspaƱol)
http://bcwh.io/cvj1 #photography #nsfw

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Ed Snowden Taught Me To Smuggle Secrets Past Incredible Danger. Now I Teach You. - The Intercept (A PGP primer)
http://bcwh.io/ti1 #tech #privacy #infosec

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WikiStart - Tiny Tiny RSS

Tiny Tiny RSS is a self-hosted RSS aggregator, on par with Feedly or Google Reader, and I love it. #tech

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Flower IV

Another #flower from the Reed Community Garden, 2004.

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IndieWebCamp

IWC provided me the impetus to restart my personal website. It's a solid content management model for independent-minded folks with some technical know-how. #tech

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"Pope Francis praised exorcists for combating 'the Devil's works', and warned of a rise in Satanism." This week.
http://bcwh.io/ibt1 #religion