How to Print Your Own Notable Women in Computing Cards

We decided to run a Kickstarter for the Notable Women in Computing Card Deck because a number of people indicated they would rather buy a deck than print one and we could bring the per-deck cost down  with an order in the thousands. But we’ve always kept the option to self-print open and protected by […]

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First day playing with Arduino, made an LED say my Twitter handle in Morse code

Here’s it in action: If you click on the video you can find all of my code. This was a fun Saturday afternoon project! Inspirational Quote: “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. “—C.S.Lewis Like this:Like Loading…

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Firesheep, What Color is Your Hat?

This is my final paper for my professional ethics course. I decided to write it on the ethics of Firesheep. The course is structured around the VCR approach–basically, that most ethical issues can be better understood when the stakeholders’ values, virtues, consequences, contingencies, rights, and responsibilities are revealed. It is written for a decidedly non-technical […]

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5 Points of Intersection Between FanFiction and Open Source Communities

Since I’m a fan of and a dabbler in both fanfiction and Open Source,* and keep coming back to them because the communities are nutritious and fun, I wanted to briefly explore the ways in which their communities function similarly: They are distributed. While there are fanfic writing rock stars and coding queens, it is […]

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The Ambivalences of Naming a Computer

My new 13 inch MacBook Pro arrived on Friday, born new into the world to replaced my deceased Amelia. Though she is tabula rasa now, I wonder how much of Amelia’s character she will take on when I update her using Amelia’s time-machine backup. Even if the likeness is strong, I will still need to […]

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