Anecdotal Ephemera

This post is a basically random list of things that have happened over the years; it will grow over time. My freshman year of college, we had three bins in the halls of our dorm—“Trash”, “Recycle” and “Styrofoam”. I diligently sorted everything for disposal and fumed that my dorm mates were constantly throwing out theirContinue reading “Anecdotal Ephemera”

Reactions to Collateral Damage

Last night, I wrote up a quick post on the importance of iOS9’s introduction of a content-filtering API. Naturally, there have been a variety of reactions to this post, so I’d like to address some of those and provide some additional context. Background First, I’d like to point out that while there are many importantContinue reading “Reactions to Collateral Damage”

Collateral Damage

Most web users tolerate ads; many web users hate advertising with the fiery passion of a thousand suns. There are many good reasons that users dislike ads (they’re bad for performance, security, and privacy) as well as less universal, more arguable, grievances (e.g. annoyance factor, disagreement about the value exchange for ad-funded services, etc). Apple,Continue reading “Collateral Damage”

Velocity Conference – 2015 Santa Clara

I’ll be speaking at my third (or fourth?) Velocity Conference in Santa Clara California one month from now. I’m always excited to go to Velocity; it’s a conference full of great talks, and more importantly, smart people working on important problems. My talk, HTTPS in 2015, delivers a whirlwind overview of HTTPS, from how itContinue reading “Velocity Conference – 2015 Santa Clara”