I’m a big fan of the NextThingCo and their $9 CHIP computer for the simultaneously radical and practical approach to hardware manufacturing and low cost computing. Being a fairly early backer of their crowdfunding effort, I was able to get the super fun PocketCHIP dock/case/shell, as well, which looks like a cross between a Blackberry and a Gameboy, with […]Read more "Getting Signal on a PocketCHIP"
Note: I’m trying to blog more, just get any useful thoughts or recommendations I have down in public, on paper, so to speak. While I have developed, contributed to and promote various formal digital security guides and curriculum, sometimes these can be overwhelming to people just looking for some quick advise. Why do you need […]Read more "Four Browsers for Defending Your iPhone from Evildoers, Spiders and Snoops"
While there are definitely many security-related holes and privacy concerns to be had about the free (but not open-source) Dropbox file sharing service, it has taken the world by storm, including many activist and human rights groups, mostly due to the simplicity and effectiveness of its user experience. As we have seen many times before, […]Read more "My Quick Guide to a Less Risky Dropbox"
Thanks to amazing work by Tibetan font experts Tom Meyer and Chris Fynn, as well as the Barnes and Noble Nook eInk reader device hackers at NookDevs.com, I have modified my $199 Nook ($149 if you get the wifi only model!) to support proper rendering of Tibetan characters. This is dynamic rendering of Unicode text, […]Read more "The “Took”: Tibetan-enabled Nook eReader"