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Will Blog for Food

April 22nd, 2009 · 8 Comments

You know, if it’s good enough for Marcy Wheeler, I may as well mention that I’m probably going to be living the penurious freelancer life for at least a few weeks while I figure out what I want to do post Condé-layoffs. I’m also going to be blogging here much more regularly in my newly […]

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Tags: Economics · Personal

Sic Transit Gloria Condé

April 2nd, 2009 · 26 Comments

Well,  good news and bad news, dear readers. The bad news is that, while it’s been  fun and interesting to hop aboard an expanding publication known primarily for its hard tech coverage, and to try to bring their trademark geeky rigor to the task of reporting on tech policy and politics, it also turns out […]

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Tags: Economics · Horse Race Politics · Journalism & the Media · Personal

One-Player Game Theory

March 17th, 2009 · 19 Comments

In the interest of deterring my own future self from defecting from my longstanding scheme to quit smoking at 30, I’m announcing publicly that I’m now officially smoke-free.  While I’d like to believe it’s possible for even ex-smokers to—eventually—enjoy the occasional cigarette without careening into a life of sin and degradation, I’m thinking that it […]

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Tags: Economics · Personal


January 4th, 2009 · 6 Comments

I always feel like I  ought to try to make it out to these “Twin Tech” events for professional reasons but dear God, if an evil genius designed a venue with the goal of driving me to shoot myself in the face, they’d come up with something like this place.  Would anyone with a scintilla […]

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Tags: Personal · Tech and Tech Policy · Washington, DC

I’m the Greatest Secret Agent in the World

November 4th, 2008 · 5 Comments

With my boys on Halloween: And yes, Tim Lee is dressed as a “Mailer Daemon.” Geektastic.

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Tags: Personal

Consolations of Non-Embarassment

September 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment

At least not every old piece is wince-inducing.  A vanity-Google this morning turned up a blogger linking to this old Reason piece on “judicial tyranny”—which I’m still surprisingly happy with, given that I think I’d knocked it out so quickly I had forgotten about it. One of the rare cases where I still like the […]

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Tags: Journalism & the Media · Personal · Self Promotion

The Consolations of Embarassment

August 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

There’s something really comforting to me about looking back at a piece I wrote four or five years ago and thinking, “God, what a clumsy piece of crap.”  If that sounds strange, consider the alternative: I feel like I used to look over stuff from a few year previous and think, “Huh, that’s as good […]

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Tags: Journalism & the Media · Language and Literature · Personal

An Announcement

August 15th, 2008 · 7 Comments

For a while now, as regular readers know, I’ve been a frequent contributor to the remarkable, super smart tech news site Ars Technica. A few months ago they became part of the Condé Nast imperium, which has allowed them to begin expanding their coverage in a variety of ways.  And, as it turns out, I’m […]

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Tags: Journalism & the Media · Personal · Washington, DC

Fun with Calendars

August 6th, 2008 · No Comments

A quick tip for iPhone wielders, because I’m finding this pretty handy.  If you’re like me, there are various different places where events you might want to attend are stored. You’ve got your own calendar on the phone, which is probably the one that reminds you what you’re actually planning to do day to day.  […]

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Tags: Art & Culture · Personal · Tech and Tech Policy

Guilty pleasures

July 18th, 2008 · 10 Comments

I’ve been memed by Radley Balko, who asks that I name the five most embarassing tracks on my iPod. Except since my actual day-to-day iPod is my phone, which only holds 8 gig, there isn’t really anything that embarassing on it, because it only holds 30 or so albums. There’s some fun-dumb stuff (Neon Neon, […]

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Tags: Art & Culture · Personal