Just a quick hit up. According to news outlets, Kristene Chapa has been discharged from the hospital. She is the sole survivor of the hate motivated (cause c’mon we know that’s what’s up) attack on her and her girlfriend in Portland Texas.
There’s been a donation page set up to help the family. This young lady has a lot of rehab therapy she has to go through as a result of this crime: https://www.wepay.com/donations/127673
She’s also helped police put together a new sketch of the suspect they need to nab for this. Here it is:
black and white sketch of suspect in hate motivated Texas shooting
Once again, if you’ve seen this person, please call the Portland Texas police department and let them know ASAP.
Ph: (361) 777-4444
Fx: (361) 777-4445
firstname.lastname@example.org (Email for Lt. Deanira Gonzalez, head of CID/Criminal Investigations)
email@example.com (That will put you through to Randy Wright, their current chief of police.)
I met one of the developers of Hibe.com at the Privacy, Identity, and Innovation Conference (Pii2012) last week. The idea of a social networking site that didn’t sell my personal information got my attention. But the biggest draw was this:
Hibe allows each user to control who sees what items they share. So you can keep your “fun pics” in a separate space that a potential employer (or your parents) will never see. It’s also possible to build a sample portfolio, or set up a resume. I could go on about it, but they have a video:
I’m way on board with Hibe. If all goes well, I should be able to migrate over from Facebook in a few weeks. I’m hoping most of my contacts follow me. Otherwise, it will be me and my virtual crickets for awhile. 🙂 Getting it set up does take a bit more thought than other sites. Who qualifies as friends? Who do I think of as family? Even though you can put people in multiple categories, I’ve done more thinking about it in the past week than I have in a long time.
I only had one problem setting the account up was trying to pictures in my profile from the outset. It’s easier to set up your profile, then go back and add pics in. But I sent an email, and the folks at Hibe are getting on it ASAP. So it shouldn’t be an issue much longer.
I think it’s worth joining up.
I don’t know much about 4G as a concept or cell speed, so I’ve been looking into it, because that’s what I do here at Your Info Linc. I found an interesting paper, plus a handy resource for folks. The paper/web page is called “4G plus Data Caps=Magic Beans”. One of the main points of the article is this:
“The 4G offered by major wireless carriers (with the notable exception of Sprint) is a waste of money because it comes with strict data caps. These data caps actively discourage the types of activities that 4G enables. Activities that are made possible by 4G, such as watching movies or uploading video to the internet, are made impossible by the data caps. As a result most users will avoid taking advantage of these new services out of fear of incurring large overage fees. That makes capped 4G little more than a bait and switch, like being sold a handful of magic beans. ”
Huh. Fascinating. The rest of the article, which includes the PDF version in the middle of the page, can be read here: http://www.publicknowledge.org/4g-data-caps-magic-beans
They also include a handy site called “What Is My Cap?” This lets people figure out how much in overage charges they would incur using their data plans exactly they way they want to, based on their carrier. Visit it here: http://whatismycap.org/
“Intelligence agencies…all operate in an industry where their commodity is information. Or restricted access to information. The reason their information has any value is because no one else has access to it. By me giving out the information, it has no value….If 300 million people started doing this, we would have to redesign the entire intelligence system from the ground up.”
Hasan Elahi is a professor at the University of Maryland where he is a director of Digital Cultures and Creativity. This is amazing…a few years ago he was picked up by the FBI at the airport (of course). After determining he wasn’t a terrorist, he was still concerned about being caught up again by other FBI agents who didn’t know he was “cleared” to be able to actually move around the country. You know, since he’s an American citizen and stuff.
So he decided to one up them, and recorded his entire life in pictures, geo locations, and other bits of data. His Ted Talk is awesome. Here you go!