Google is doing something good here. If a website isn’t using SSL (i.e. https://), it is easily hackable. It’s not something I do, but there is even freeware like the Beef Project that gives someone a UI to exploit non-secure http sites. In the latest post from the Google Security Blog, Google let us all […]
I have friends who are religious (either culturally or in practice), friends who identify as agnostic, and friends who identify as atheist. I enjoy the company of each one of them for various reasons specific to the individual person, and each of them is more or less benevolent. My friends who enjoy philosophy, religious or […]
A study just came out that men drivers of Uber are making more money per hour than women. What do you think?
I have discovered a website and podcast that I really like called The History of Philosophy without any gaps. It is a product of King’s College London and Prof. Dr. Peter Adamson of LMU Munich. Here are two of the over 300 audio clips that are free to listen to and download. Aristotle’s Ethics Part […]
Remember Google’s slogan in their early days? It was “Don’t Be Evil.” Yes, really. Ok, now that you’ve stopped laughing, you should know that some former employees of both Google and Facebook have started an organization called the Center for Human Technology. Their website states the problem clearly: What began as a race to monetize […]
I just posted a new repository of some HTML5 page starter code. Feel free to clone it, fork it, or download it for your own use.
As I continue to find topics related to ethical design, one name that seems to steadily pop-up is that of Anil Dash. I like that he is bringing this to more people’s attention. Here’s a quick video of him answering the question that my blog asks in every post: Does Technology Need to Be Ethical? […]
The marketing people at Apple know how to make people feel good. It’s a big part of the company’s success. One thing that they do really well, on their website and on their physical packaging, is the use of white space. The term, white space, simply means the empty space that is not used for […]
I have been aware for at least three decades how the music industry targets and hooks into young people for the rest of their lives. For teens (and pre-teens) music is not only formative but also defines a kid’s identity and groups of friends. At that age, a 4/4 beat at 140 bps with frequencies […]
Imagine you own a store, and on the front door you have a big sign that says “Visually impaired and other handicapped people are not welcome!” That would be awful. But you might already be doing that.