While much of Amsterdam was outside enjoying yes another day of sunny spring weather, I ventured over to the zoo neighborhood to visit with Nina at the ASeed offices. Aseed is a nongovernmental organization that focuses on issues related to agriculture in Europe and throughout the world. My interest in meeting them today was to discuss the soy industry and what is going on in terms of who is doing most of the soy growing and what is its effect on the environment and society in general.… Read Full Text
Regularly scheduled citizen reporting will resume tomorrow.
After two months with no internet at home, the corrupt and incompetent phone company is coming to my house to check the wiring. That combined with the fact that tomorrow is the Drag Queen Olympics, means that we can finally expect my work flo to return to normal and lots of interesting topics to discuss. Not to mention, who will win the Stiletto Sprint this year?… Read Full Text
In an era where most people get their books from a superstore or a .com, it might seem like libraries are behind the times and forgotten.
But here in Amsterdam, the largest public library in Europe was opened last summer… and is quite something to behold. From books to media of all kids to art to live performances to food to every magazine I can think of… it is perhaps the greatest example of the library for this era
24 Hours in Amsterdam has not allowed me to prepare a podcast. Mostly it involves unpacking, repacking, cleaning, and preparing my equipment for the 24C3 in Berlin.
If you have not yet seen the documentation video from last years Chaos Communication Congress, here is the link. I say a few lines in it, as do some nice folks that I know.
Some people might wonder what I say about the Bhutto assasination, sorry to disappoint but I don’t have much to say. … Read Full Text