February 2013

Department of Defense and Homeland Security Seeking Javascript Help
Posted on February 27, 2013 by Jeff Reifman

Using Javascript to Keep Us Safe From Terrorists

Someone buy the Federal government a Safari Online Subscription before we get attacked again by terrorists. Apparently, the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security regularly make use of my blog for help with Javascript: I rest easier knowing that the hunt for terrorists has a few less undefined function errors. I guess I’m Read More

phonebook-stack
Posted on February 26, 2013 by Jeff Reifman

Why You Should Care About Seattle’s Phonebook Debacle

Update: In response to my public records request, the City of Seattle reports it has paid $264,503 in outside legal fees during the Yellow Pages Lawsuit. Reading through the comments on BoingBoing about Seattle’s proposed $500,000 settlement with phonebook companies highlighted for me how misunderstood the issues of corporate influence are and how predictable our responses are as concerned citizens Read More

swift-dorner
Posted on February 26, 2013 by Jeff Reifman

Is The Onion the Web’s Archie Bunker?

Anyone following The Onion the past few weeks probably shouldn’t have been surprised by its offensive Oscar tweet about Quvenzhane Wallis. In recent weeks, they’ve mocked the burning alive of former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner, the murder of Oscar Pistorius’ girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and regularly joke about racism, domestic violence and misogyny. Anyone outraged by Read More

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