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Sun, 21 Jul 2002

[22:58] Julia Butterfly Hill deported from Ecuador

The deportation of Julia Butterfly Hill from Ecuador, following her arrest during a protest of Occidental Petroleum's new Amazon oil pipeline, was reported on by no less than the Guardian. After reading about this, I dropped an email to a couple of hip guys from Amazon Watch that I met at the Ruckus Society tech camp who trek deep into the heart of South America armed with their wits and a couple of digital video cameras, and inquired how I might be of some assistance. I came across them at an absolutely fascinating three-hour workshop they gave at the Tech Camp on the care and feeding of high-tech gadgets in harsh jungle conditions, which I found quite inspiring. Thus far, they've just been asking for wi-fi advice, buti, in the meantime, I've decided to start learning Español.

[15:39] Doonesbury Character Caught Wardriving

Even Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury cartoon has taken note of wardriving. Guess the meme has gone mainstream. Trudeau is basically right, but he only gets half the picture -- yes, wardriving is usually freeloading. But the real power, the real vision, the real -- dare I say it? -- revolution behind wireless networking is not in Wi-Fi hotspots, it's the ability to build autonomous broadband networks that are organized and maintained at the grassroots level, as a service of, for, and by the community. But I digress.

The Book

Items of Local Interest
· our Mapping Hacks blog
· my O'Reilly Net blog
· geocoder.us
· Locative US
· NoCat Wireless
· UO Faculty of Cartography
· Locative Media Lab
· World Summit for Free Information Infrastructures

Items of Recent Interest
· Information Retrieval
· Ensemble Learning: Better Predictions Through Diversity
· Microsoft Research does Vector Tiling
· UCSB Workshop on Volunteered Geographic Information
· NLP projects
· Writing Low-Pain Massively Scalable Multiplayer Servers
· ReportLab PDF Python lib
· Stanford statistical NLP links
· rddb
· ThruDB
· cheap IR filtering
· Evaluating hash functions
... more del.icio.us links

Prior Musings

General State of Being (as Estimated by Inbox Size)
0.94%

Regularly Scheduled Programs
· jo's devlog
· Testing Range
· Idle Words
· mattw.fn_blog()
· AkuAku
· Anarchogeek
· Laughing Meme
· zephoria
· Aaron Swartz
· Praxis + Parfait
· Accordion Guy
· behind the times
· Oblomovka
· Lawrence Lessig

Activists
· freenetworks.org
· OAEC
· ACCRC
· Ruckus Society
· Old-Growth Preservation

l337 h4><0rz
· Axis of Aevil
· Kirrily "Skud" Robert
· Meng Weng Wong
· Simon Cozens
· Steve McNabb
· Forrest English
· Drew Woods
· Sean Burke
· Nat Torkington

Friends, Romans, & Countrymen
· Limit of X
· San Matejo de Yabulda
· T.J. Mc
· Forecast Music
· Eric Schwartz
· Pseudopod

21st C. Living
· perl
· Squigby
· acme's recipe archive

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