June 2013

Posted on June 28, 2013 by Jeff Reifman

Reading & Conversation with Marianne Elliott: former UN peacekeeper, yogi and author of Zen Under Fire

Zen Under Fire Reading & Conversation with Marianne Elliott: former UN peacekeeper, yogi and author of Zen Under Fire: How I Found Peace in the Midst of War When: Saturday 29 June: 2.30pm – 4 pm Where: Sutra Yoga / 1605 North 45th Street Website: http://marianne-elliott.com/ Buy the book: Zen Under Fire: How I Found Peace in the Midst of War Read More

Posted on June 26, 2013 by Jeff Reifman

How Geogram built a free group email service using Yii and Mailgun

The great folks at Mailgun have published my tutorial: How Geogram built a free group email service using Yii for PHP with MySQL also available on my blog. Mailgun is a scalable, cloud-based email engine that’s easy to integrate with your email-driven applications.

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Posted on June 19, 2013 by Jeff Reifman

GMail Alternatives in the PRISM Age: How to Host Your Own Email Server in the Cloud

Update: You may be interested in Filtered, my new open source IMAP-based mail filtering application which includes the capability to encrypt selected messages, removing them from your IMAP or Gmail account. I’ve posted a new tutorial called, How to Install Your Own Private E-mail Server in the Cloud. Background & Motivations The concept of privacy is Read More

Posted on June 16, 2013 by Jeff Reifman

The Light that Comes From Inside

Go to a wide open space, Gaze without looking anywhere The mind stops its building of thoughts, And rests on its own foundation – Immensity. The light that you see by Is the light that comes from inside. – The Radiance Sutras, Lorin Roche, PhD

What Passes for Front Page News at The Seattle Times
Posted on June 5, 2013 by Jeff Reifman

News Judgment at The Seattle Times Goes Off the Rails

I’ve often mocked the editorial judgment at The Seattle Times e.g. for never covering Microsoft’s $1.51 billion Nevada tax dodge ($4.37 billion if you include impacts from lobbying) – likely due to their cozy ties with Microsoft’s tax dodger in chief Brad Smith or when the paper endorsed George W. Bush for President in 2000 Read More

Posted on June 3, 2013 by Jeff Reifman

Listening to: If You Leave by Daughter

I’ve been listening a lot to Daughter’s If You Leave. Here are some sample lyrics or listen to it below: Winter Drifting apart like two sheets of ice, my love Frozen hearts growing colder with time There’s no heat from our mouths Please take me back to when I was yours And we were in Read More