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Does 0.1 Mean “Usable” or “Useful”?

September 1, 2015 at 7:52 pm

In the time since my last post about making an Android app, I’ve had some time to re-familiarize myself with the process of mobile development. A lot has changed since CAB Manager, a project from just two years ago. Users have come to expect higher-quality apps. On the whole, Android development has gotten a lot […]


Getting Back into Android

August 9, 2015 at 3:25 pm

It’s been over a year since the last time I’ve created an app for Android. “App” is being used in a rather loose sense here, because said app, CAB Manager, was created and designed for a very small (15-30) group of people within a single university. While it served its purpose and was well-liked by […]


More Than Three Final Answers

May 19, 2015 at 11:35 am

When does code you create become copyrighted? As soon as it is fixed in a tangible medium. If you could wave a magic wand, and open source any piece of proprietary software, what software would you choose? Windows! If the software above was open sourced, would it’s company remain stable? How would the company continue […]


Tasting the Finish Line

May 13, 2015 at 6:48 pm

Today I finished the last regular class session for my undergraduate degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. All the expected feelings are present: pride, accomplishment, satisfaction, fatigue, anxiety, and nostalgia. Yet, as close as I am, it’s not quite over yet. I had a terrible assistant principal in high school. Total jerkface, nepotistic, with an […]


Three Final Questions

May 5, 2015 at 1:30 pm

1. Given the hostility of governments towards proprietary software companies in the recent past, will there ever be laws mandating a level of openness in certain kinds or implementations of software systems? 2. The realm of software is expanding rapidly. A year ago, there was no class specific to the business aspects of FOSS. Now […]


US Navy Onions (Profile)

April 25, 2015 at 2:02 pm

Rationale Tor is an important project which helps users in oppressive countries circumvent Internet censorship. It also allows people to create and access “hidden services” which are not accessible via the regular Internet. It is one of the most widely-known open source projects. With the current focus on computer security, Tor is quite relevant. Organizational […]


Breaking the First Two Rules

April 22, 2015 at 12:54 pm

This past Tuesday, author and anthropologist Gabriella Coleman came to RIT and talked to a sizable audience about a decreasingly esoteric subject: Anonymous. That makes perfect sense, given that she recently wrote a book covering its history, entitled Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous. The concept of Anonymous (as an Internet group) […]


Good Luck, We’re Behind 7 Proxies (Team Proposal)

April 21, 2015 at 3:25 pm

Team Proposal List your other team members below Name email Caleb Coffie csc6972 (at) rit.edu Wyatt Winters wxw7813 (at) rit.edu Derin Yarsuvat misterberu (at) gmail.com Joe Trotta 42istheanswer.whatsthequestion (at) gmail.com Chris Knepper chris82thekid (at) gmail.com Kathleen Tigue kat1219 (at) rit.edu Which Entity did your team choose to profile? Tor/The Tor Project, Inc. Description of the […]


Kickstarter (Profile)

April 13, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Rationale <wip> Organizational Details Is the subject of your profile a corporate entity? Yes. What type? Privately held. When was it founded? April 28, 2009. By whom? Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler, Charles Adler Original founder(s) still active? Yes, though they’ve hired a lot more people since then! Publicly Traded? Since when? Initial Stock Price? Current […]


Getting Kicks From Crowdfunding (Team Proposal)

April 4, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Team Proposal List your other team members below Name email Derin Yarsuvat misterberu (at) gmail.com Joe Trotta 42istheanswer.whatsthequestion (at) gmail.com Chris Knepper chris82thekid (at) gmail.com Kathleen Tigue kat1219 (at) rit.edu Which Entity did your team choose to profile? Kickstarter Description of the Organization? Kickstarter is an organization which allows people to openly pitch product, project, […]