Author Archives: Drummond Reed

About Drummond Reed

Internet entrepreneur in identity, personal data, and trust frameworks

The Boys in the Boat and the O-Ring Theory of Development

I can’t keep track of the number of times I’ve done a post just to point at one of Phil Windley’s posts. But there’s a good reason: Phil’s a highly discriminating thinker and writer who hits some nails right on the … Continue reading

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How to Specify the Email Address to Use in a Google Contacts Group

So how many users do you think are on Gmail now? A quick Google search reveals roughly 500 million (that’s about 1/8th of all email users in the world right now). So how many of them do you think use Google Contacts? … Continue reading

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Ex Machina: One Very Fine Machine

About a third of the way into this movie I found myself thinking that film has become such a high art form, attracting so much talent the world over, that either we’re going to run out of ideas or our heads … Continue reading

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Brad Feld on How to Deal with Email After a Long Vacation

My Newsle service spotted this post by Brad Feld about his recommended approach to dealing with missed email: ignore it and re-engage with your email stream afresh upon your return. I completely agree; that’s was the same conclusion I came to after … Continue reading

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Whiplash is the Best Titled Film – and Possibly the Best Film – of 2014

When I wrote my review of The Imitation Game in January, I said it set the high-water mark for film in 2014. And, when viewed from the perspective of all aspects of filmcraft, it did. But when I finally saw Whiplash … Continue reading

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T.Rob on the Samsung AdHub Privacy Policy – Have We Reached a Privacy Waterloo?

One of my favorite bloggers in the Internet identity/security/privacy/personal data space, T.Rob Wyatt, just posted an expose of what the Samsung privacy policy really means when it comes to using Samsung devices and their integrated AdHub advertising network. I can tell … Continue reading

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Selma

It is very hard, being a white man who was only seven years old at the time, to even think I can appreciate what it was like to cross the Edmund Pettus bridge on Bloody Sunday, March 7, 1965. But Selma takes … Continue reading

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