Some thoughts about streaming TV subscriptions. Yet again, we've swapped out one set of gatekeepers for another set of gatekeepers. https://werd.io/2019/tv-subscription-fatigue
I wrote some thoughts on climate change and whether the US should nationalize its energy industry. https://werd.io/2019/to-nationalize-or-not-to-nationalize
I thought it would be fun to run down the hardware and software I use. Here's my stack as of this month. I'd love to read yours! https://werd.io/2019/my-setup-september-2019
Big tech companies are hoping to undermine California's impending privacy legislation. I hope they are not successful. https://werd.io/2019/californias-privacy-protections-are-important-lets-keep-them
Every month I post a list of the books and notable articles I've read. Here's my list from August: books and articles largely about breaking free of the templates that have been created for us, and some hope about the future. https://werd.io/2019/heres-what-i-read-in-august
Sharing my conspiracy theory about Trump and Brexit. https://werd.io/2019/brexit-climate-change-and-the-rise-of-the-far-right
A personal update: https://werd.io/2019/moving-on-to-my-next-adventure
Why we shouldn't expect people who work for ethical companies to be paid any less: https://werd.io/2019/on-vendor-lock-in-and-golden-handcuffs
Every month I list the books and notable articles I've read. This month it's a little late because I'm spending most of my time at the hospital. Still, here it is. https://werd.io/2019/heres-what-i-read-in-july
Trying something different in August. https://werd.io/2019/adding-not-echoing
Why is software created using taxpayers’ money not released as Free Software?
* Tax savings: Similar applications don't have to be programmed from scratch every time.
* Collaboration: Major projects can share expertise and costs.
* Serving the public: Applications paid by the public should be available for everyone.
* Fostering innovation: With transparent processes, others don't have to reinvent the wheel.
"So the solution has to be to build ethically and to meet a user's need in the most direct way possible. Build something that people really want, and do it ethically, while not making the ethics the differentiator. You'll capture some early adopters through the ethics of your work, but you'll get the bulk of your customers by serving their self-interest." https://werd.io/2019/doing-well-while-doing-good
A statement on today's social media summit, and how my code is being used to spread white supremacy. https://werd.io/2019/trumps-social-media-summit-and-me
Every month I list a round-up of the books and notable articles I've read. Here's my list for June. https://werd.io/2019/heres-what-i-read-in-june
Every month, I publish a round-up of the books and notable articles I've read. Here's my list for May. If you read just one book, pick up Evicted. https://werd.io/2019/heres-what-i-read-in-may
I believe it's important for everyone to speak out. https://werd.io/2019/pro-choice-is-pro-freedom
If you're at Blockchain Week in NYC next week, we're running an NFT token meetup. And you can actually buy tickets on the Ethereum blockchain.
Click here to RSVP with your wallet-enabled browser: https://tickets.unlock-protocol.com/event/0x5865Ff2CBd045Ef1cfE19739df19E83B32b783b4
I'd love to see you there.