Category Archives: UCSB

Oil and Water on California’s South Coast

Oil in the water is one of the strange graces of life on Califonia’s South Coast. What we see here is a long slick of oil in the Pacific, drifting across Platform Holly, which taps into the Elwood Oil Field, … Continue reading

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Public radio explodes in Santa Barbara

When we moved to Santa Barbara in 2001, the public radio pickings were pretty slim: 88.3 KCLU, a faint signal from Thousand Oaks. 88.7 KQSC, a strong local station on Gibraltar Peak carrying the classical music programming of Los Angeles’ KUSC. … Continue reading

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The Santa Barbara shooting

Update: 2am, Sunday 25 May: The Long Tail/Tale tellers have this whole thing under Wikipedian control at 2014 Isla Vista Shootings. So I’ll let them take it from here. Update: 12:37am, Sunday 25 May, and the main details are mostly … Continue reading

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Define the Internet

That’s my Idea For a Better Internet. Here’s what I entered in the form at Define the Internet. There is not yet an agreed-upon definition. Bell-heads think it’s a “network of networks,” all owned by private or public entities that each … Continue reading

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How Infrastructure Learns

I’ll be giving a talk by the title above, at 4pm in the conference room of the Berkman Center, 23 Everett Street in Cambridge. The occasion is the regular bi-weekly meeting of our Infrastructure Group — an informal collection of … Continue reading

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Oil + Water

Four years and one day ago, we took a trip aboard a sailboat captained by our friend John Pfarr (who a few days later would later sail the same vessel to Hawaii, the South Seas and back — the dude … Continue reading

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Fun with Infrastructure

Last month The Kid and I went to the top of the Empire State Building on the kind of day pilots describe as “severe clear.” I put some of the shots up here, and just added a bunch more here, … Continue reading

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Come on by

For my readers in Santa Barbara, I highly invite you to come over to the open house, Noon-2pm today at CITS — the Center for Information Technology and Society at UCSB. This is a great bunch of people, doing great … Continue reading

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