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Privacy, Security, Empowerment, and Change (...why I'm going back...)

Pigs are on the wing... or hell is frozen over, or some other such metaphor for things that were never supposed to happen. I'm going back to work for a biG Internet company that I left 12 years ago. At the time, I had a variety of personal reasons for leaving, but also I worried about the data stewardship issues that came with one company having so much access ...

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The Colorado River is trying to tell me...

colorado river

The Colorado River is trying to tell me something about time.  That time can and will change me.  That this change is imperceptible in the moment but long lasting, and unpredictable.  Time will affect me in ways that change my landscape, and though it will cut through my soil, and that may be painful, the results may be surprising, and stunning.

The Colorado River is trying to tell me something ...

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Like living on another planet

spaceman

My phone camera doesn't do justice to the alien landscape I found in northeastern Nevada in mid February.  It felt like living on another planet.  But so much of my life does now.  I've made some decisions that feel incredibly heavy, I've hurt someone I love dearly.  I've walked away from some things that I thought were constant and unbreakable, because I found that in making ...

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Teaching InfoSec in West Africa: A Lesson in the Value of Diversity

AIMS-Senegal

I recently had the distinct pleasure of returning to the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Mbour, Senegal as a visiting lecturer.  This was my second time teaching at AIMS Senegal, and I was happy to return. AIMS is a pan-African network of Centers of Excellence for post-graduate training, research and public engagement in mathematics, physics, and computer science. After the inception of the first Center of Excellence in ...

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