The internet is fucked?

On the NY Hack and Tell mailing list we've been discussing the recent news of Netflix paying Comcast for bandwidth. The two sides of the debate seem to be such; Netflix had a cheaper inadequate backbone provider who doesn't have...

30 Years and Donors Choose

Today is my birthday. Last year you, my friends, helped me donate almost $4000 to both the Brooklyn Free School and Room To Read. It was amazing. I've never been so proud of everyone. This year I turn 30. The...

Static Vanity Domains

I gave a quick lightening talk last night at Brooklyn Internets. In fact I sponsored the event. It's the first event I've sponsored and I couldn't have picked a cooler group. There were a ton of great talks that night....

She looks like a good engineer

A while back I was hiring for a junior spot on my team at a largish company. I had been at it for over two months. There had been lots of recruiters, tons of resumes, many phone screens, a lot...

Getting Started with Electronics (hardware)

I've been asked a few times what to buy when starting with electronics, especially when it comes to micro-controllers and sensors. You're going to end up buying a ton of parts while exploring. You'll have a hard time using a...

EEE - Presentation at RobotsConf 2013

Yesterday I gave a talk at Robots Conference called "Electrical Engineering Excitement" or EEE!. You can download my talk in PDF or Keynote (for fancy animations!). I feel I should also point you towards some better Electrical Engineering resources. The...

Talk: Networking in Ruby @GA

Tonight I gave a talk at General Assembly on making a decentralized chat server in Ruby. I wanted to talk on something that wasn't web development as we webdevs tend to get caught up in making everything an http request....