I’m back

Well, at least I am going to use this platform to describe a few things I have been thinking about and working while I look for work in Sydney.

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holy crap, my world is flat!

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This realization has crept upon me. Even though I've talked about the flatness of information structures before, I'm seeing a strong pattern emerge which is, well, kind of blowing my mind. Keep in mind, I am a serious structuralist.

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Eventual inconsistency

A friend just sent me a link on 'Eventual consistency', a term used to describe a problem of syncing data between cloud servers. This was in response to some bizarre…

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Corresponding in the social net

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I must be getting old. I've been corresponding with a few people through Facebook's messages and I'm finding the experience a little disheartening.

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Why is Open Data difficult for Governments?

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I've been asked this question a lot lately. And recently, a journalist asked me this during an interview for a story on his problem getting data on noise pollution from the Hong Kong Government. Christopher DeWolfe quoted me in the article, Hong Kong's Silence on Noise Pollution.

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