May 30, 2003

Modify This, Suckah

Last night, the EFF-Austin gang did a little dog-n-pony show for The Robot Group. We presented some highlights (and lowlights) of our work with the Texas legislature this session. Our... (read more)

Posted by chip at 11:31 PM to: Austin, Technology
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Signs of Recovery

This week I saw the first positive sign that relief from this recession may be ahead. I didn't find it on CNBC or the Wall Street Journal. I saw it... (read more)

Posted by chip at 10:54 PM to: Current Events, Technology
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May 27, 2003

Happy Anniversary

Six months ago I couldn't even spell blogger. Now I is one.... (read more)

Open Letters to Spammers

My friend Mark is satisfied with the endowment bestowed on him by his creator. He has had enough. Larry Lessig, on the other hand, would like more.... (read more)

Posted by chip at 08:38 PM to: Spam

May 25, 2003

Freelotto can go to Hell

My mail server is under attack by Over the past week, Freelotto has spammed the non-existent user 368 times. And it didn't start last week, they've been at... (read more)

Posted by chip at 04:05 PM to: Spam

May 21, 2003

HB 1282: Rolling Again

The Bad Texas Spam Bill passed out of committee last night. It's now on its way to the Senate floor, where it's certain to be approved. It is, however, a... (read more)

Posted by chip at 11:11 AM to: Austin, Spam

May 19, 2003

HB 1282: Weighing In

The hearing on the Bad Texas Spam Bill is scheduled for tomorrow. I've spent the last week amassing a packet that I will be delivering as part of my testimony.... (read more)

Posted by chip at 09:42 PM to: Spam

Felten on Challenge-Response

Link: A Challenging Response to Challenge-Response. Prof. Ed Felten has added his voice to those concerned about challenge-response anti-spam systems. He makes the excellent point that the early adopters... (read more)

Posted by chip at 10:20 AM to: Spam

Big, Big Week

It's showtime! For the past several weeks I've been acting as an unpaid, volunteer lobbyist for EFF-Austin, slogging through a couple of bills currently before the Texas legislature. The session... (read more)

Posted by chip at 12:16 AM to: My Happy Life

May 17, 2003

Sunrise Tacos and Subs

I was driving home down South First, despairing that there are few choices for sandwiches other than sub chains. Maynard's Deli and Phoenicia Bakery are good choices, but not always... (read more)

Posted by chip at 08:11 PM to: Austin, In Your Face

In Your Face

I thought it was time to create a Food and Drink and Coffee category, so I now have. It's called "In Your Face." I recently blogged a restaurant review. Now,... (read more)

Posted by chip at 07:37 PM to: Administrivia, In Your Face

Challenge-Response Harmful to Mailing Lists

Link: TidBITS Policy on Challenge-Response I recently blogged an argument against challenge-response anti-spam systems. I was glad to see it, but concerned it may be a tad inscrutable to the... (read more)

Posted by chip at 07:32 PM to: Spam

May 13, 2003

HB 1282: Article on the Bad Spam Bill

Link: Texas Spam Bill: Who We Trying To Help Here? I wrote an article on HB 1282 for Kuro5hin, a web site with community written news and commentary. The article... (read more)

Posted by chip at 09:17 PM to: Spam

Finally! The Argument Against Challenge-Response

Link: John Levine: Challenge-response systems are as harmful as spam A new--and rather evil--wave is sweeping the net. More people are using challenge-response (C-R) systems to protect their email inboxes... (read more)

Posted by chip at 09:04 PM to: Spam
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HB 1282: No News is ... No News

The Senate Committee on Business and Commerce recessed this morning without calling up HB 1282, the Bad Texas Spam Bill. The next meeting hasn't been scheduled yet. I'm concerned they... (read more)

Posted by chip at 10:50 AM to: Austin, Spam
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May 12, 2003

Epicurean Corner: Texas State Capitol Cafeteria

IJTLCSH proudly presents its first review of fine dining establishments around our town. Today we visit the Texas State Capitol Cafeteria. The Capitol Cafeteria offers a unique dining experience. Where... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:19 PM to: Austin, In Your Face
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May 11, 2003

I Love it When You Slashdot Me, Baby

They've been slashdotting the hell out of us this week. Two of the three major EFF-Austin legislative initiatives recently have appeared on the Slashdot front page. Last Monday, they posted... (read more)

Posted by chip at 12:24 PM to: Austin, The Net
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May 09, 2003

SB 1579: Is Texas Ready for Open Source?

For nearly two months I have been working in support of SB 1579, a bill that would expand the use of open source software by Texas state agencies. This is... (read more)

Posted by chip at 04:39 PM to: Software
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Bad Texas Spam Bill: Ball is in Their Court

Over the past few days, more people have discovered the bad Texas spam bill that's been sailing through the legislature. We've made our opening bid, and now we are waiting... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:19 PM to: Austin, Spam
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May 07, 2003

Bad Texas Spam Bill: Score One for the Good Guys

The bad Texas spam bill I recently discussed was on a bullet train for passage. Tonight, that train got derailed.... (read more)

Posted by chip at 01:04 AM to: Austin, Spam

May 05, 2003

Bad Bill or No Bill: The Texas Spam Dilemma

A new anti-spam bill is sailing through the Texas legislature. There's just one problem: it's a really bad bill. Is it better than nothing? I fear not. I think it... (read more)

Posted by chip at 07:38 PM to: Austin, Spam
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