All posts by Jeff Reifman

Jeff is a technology consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. Check out Portland Wild, a visual map-driven guide to Portland's public art, its Heritage Trees and its Little Free Libraries.

The EFF’s Panopticlick Shows How Your Browser Fingerprint Identifies You

I’ve been curiously questioning the uniqueness of browser fingerprints but the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s updated Panopticlick service shows you frighteningly how powerful they are. Each time you request a web page with your browser, a lot of information is shared...

/ November 5, 2019

Training Robots to Walk

I enjoyed the BoingBoing post Robots made from tree branches learns how to walk: Made from servo motors and tree branches, these robots were trained to successfully walk across the floor. Unlike supervised machine learning, which trains models based on...

/ November 5, 2019

Heidi Wills Broke Into My Car on Halloween

As I walked towards my car the morning after Halloween, I saw the door was slightly ajar and I knew immediately what had happened: Heidi Wills had broken into my car. Shortly after, I tried to log in to NextDoor...

/ November 3, 2019

Why My Twitter Timeline is Ad Free — No Promoted Tweets

After I created a block list for advertisers, Twitter turned off promoted tweets in my timeline.

/ October 22, 2019

Molina’s Surprise Billing Operations at Swedish Hospital Continue in Seattle

Have you paid a surprise out of network bill for emergency room or anesthesiology care? I would like to hear from you.

/ October 21, 2019
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There’s Someone for Everyone

Found on BoingBoing.

/ September 30, 2019
Greta Thunberg full address UN Climate Action Summit

Greta Thunberg Full Address to U.N. Climate Action Summit

The full video and transcript of Greta Thunberg's U.N. Climate Action Summit address.

/ September 23, 2019