Journadventures

Ride share Profiles I

L. 08 October 2017, Lyft. It's dark, and I don't notice what kind of car she drives. I think it's silver, and I know it's some kind of four door sedan. As always, I'm entranced by the weird little bulbous LED screen that Lyft provides its drivers. The tail end of my friend's name scrolls… Continue reading Ride share Profiles I

Some Thoughts on Catalonia

An intentional complication There are 4 major areas to consider regarding the current situation in Spain, where the region of Catalonia recently held a referendum on a declaration of independence: the economic reasons for Spain's insistence on retaining Catalonia, the questions arising from a newly independent Catalonia with regards to the European Union, with an… Continue reading Some Thoughts on Catalonia

Speech and Life: thoughts on security in the Internet age

reading: the Hill The recent terror attacks in London are disturbing and dreadful crimes. But hearing that British PM Theresa May feels that there appropriate response is greater regulation of the Internet makes me worry about where this well-meaning concern (or misplaced hysteria) will lead us. This past semester I read Lawrence Lessig's Code 2.0,… Continue reading Speech and Life: thoughts on security in the Internet age