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.

Simone Giertz Burn Brian

Badass Builder Girl Simone Giertz Discusses Her Plans to Burn Brian the Brain Tumor

I’m not sure I knew of Badass Builder Girl Simone Giertz until this week, but BoingBoing shared a powerful video Tuesday and mentioned that her meningioma, Brian, decided to keep growing after her 2018 brain surgery last May. Most of...

/ February 1, 2019
emma best ddos secrets

Emma Best, Transparency Activist, Taking on Putin

Consider joining me with a small pledge to Emma Best’s Patreon, she’s a journalist and transparency activist taking on Wikileaks and Putin’s Russian authoritarian state, which takes tremendous courage. In Huge Trove of Leaked Russian Documents Is Published by Transparency...

/ January 26, 2019
Bill Gates Progressive Taxes

Gates says, “I’m a believer in more progressive taxation.”

In the interview below, Bill Gates says, “I’m a believer in more progressive taxation,” but it’s not clear he’s doing much politically to “tune it to achieve more equality,” as he advocates below. In fact, Gates’ home state, Washington has...

/ January 25, 2019
Florence and the Machine Haunted House

A Simple Beauty to Florence’s Haunted House

Haunted House, the b-side of Florence and the Machine’s Moderation single reminds me of a short poem about romance and its after effects. It’s a beautiful little song that hints of more to share in future songs. My heart is...

/ January 25, 2019
Feng E Ukulele

Smells Like Pre-Teen Spirit

Feng E rocks Nirvana on the ukulele: via BoingBoing

/ January 25, 2019
Seattle Times Phone Bug

Seattle Times New Paywall or Mobile Bug?

The Seattle Times has had this bad iOS Safari bug for the past month or so. It reproduces always for me on Mobile Safari and Firefox Focus. To reproduce it, just visit their home page (or any story) on your...

/ January 24, 2019
Jon Paul Steuer, Harvest at the Bindery

Jon Paul Steuer, an Amazing Restauranteur

Reflection on Jon Steuer's Harvest restaurant which few of his fans have heard about.

/ January 23, 2019