Monthly Archives: August 2016

“Can confirm. Am marmot”

Click through to Flickr to see an outstanding marmot sighting, courtesy @rezendi.

This is why I no longer live in the United Kingdom

Imagine for a moment someone makes an insensitive tweet in a repressive country which polices morals heavily, such that saying mean things is banned. Then imagine that the police investigate this “crime” and are unable to meet the very loose standards required to prosecute someone for it. Then imagine that, out of spite, the police […]

Against Tokens (and token Crowdsales)

Part of a two-part series. See Against Tokens: Part II (Token Harder). Yesterday, I was having lunch with Tierion’s Wayne Vaughan at our local Irish diner when our conversation turned to a rather distressing recent development we’d both noticed in the “blockchain” space. That development is that certain people who frankly should know better are openly discussing whether speculative investment in “crypto […]

On Fred

[I am reposting below a short essay by a friend of mine, who shall remain nameless. This was written shortly after the conclusion of the 2012 presidential election between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.] I used to have a friend who was a con man. I don’t mean this metaphorically, I mean it literally. I’ll […]