If you run any sort of text messaging service, you’ll have to process unsubscribe requests. The standard such messages is “STOP.” To make things easier for customers, in addition to “stop”, I wrote code that also looked for “unsubscribe”, “quit”, “cancel”, “end”, “delete” and anything beginning with the word “fuck.” (Messages merely containing the word fuck often wanted something […]
Easily check the status of your service request without going through the clunky website or fighting a CAPTCHA: NYC 311. This works best with a plugin like JSONView.
I suggested that we hold this meeting in a SCIF, because they wanted me to talk about top secret documents that had not been made public. The problem is that I, as someone without a clearance, would not be allowed into the SCIF. So we had to have the meeting in a regular room. This […]
Let’s imagine in for a moment what it would be like if everything the government can share publicly were made public as it happened. If every law, report, inspection, regulation, enforcement action, budget and meeting that we should be aware of is actually made available online and in real time. It would be nothing short […]
Introduction M-KOPA is a mobile technology company based in Nairobi, Kenya. Since 2010 we have helped Kenyans acquire solar power products by offering innovative payment plans and a distribution model tailored to the needs of our customers. M-KOPA Solar provides affordable solar-powered lighting and mobile charging to rural Kenyans on a pay-as-you- go basis, with […]
sudo sh -c ‘sed -i “s/PermitRootLogin yes/PermitRootLogin no/g” /etc/ssh/sshd_config && sed -i “s/#PasswordAuthentication yes/PasswordAuthentication no/g” /etc/ssh/sshd_config && service ssh restart’
On May 24, Seth Flaxman and I told the story of TurboVote Berkman Center for Internet & Society: Yesterday, we talked TurboVote at Personal Democracy Forum: