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koko: Tuesday’s measurement of our electorate

Friday, November 11th, 2016

An attempt at organizing thoughts & readings

Tuesday (and early voting in the weeks before) was a measurement, and though decisive, not a very complete or illuminating diagnosis of our population, any more than taking a person’s temperature characterizes their health. Our electoral health is not good. (more…)

Avistar props

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

After years of skepticism about Avistar’s patent licensing and litigation pursuits, I feel obligated to express admiration for Avistar’s transitioning away from those pursuits, as announced last week: Avistar Communications Monetizes Its Patent Portfolio and Closes Transaction with Intellectual Ventures Management, LLC.


AVSR vs. MSFT: unpublicized activity

Monday, August 10th, 2009

14 months ago I said “6,212,547 is likely more important than any of the other numbers above.”  It looks to me from that June 5 of this year the U.S. PTO declared that patent invalid, i.e., mailed a final rejection to Avistar. However, this event seems to have gone unpublicized, and it looks like Avistar filed an appeal last week, so the story is not yet over. Avistar has reported other news, e.g., the appointing of a new CEO last month, but has been uncharacteristically silent on the Microsoft re-examination requests.

Red Arco Iris as a teenager

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Red Arco Iris (en Inglés, Rainbow Network) is coming of age and has much to celebrate. From Keith and Karen Jaspers’ vision 15 years ago to today, much has been accomplished.


another 15KM walk

Sunday, March 29th, 2009


Today was another Capitol 10K. Not a lot different from last year, about 15KM from parking to getting back in the car, a little under 3 hours total this year, about 103.5 minutes on the race clocks, so about 100 minutes, just over 16 minutes/mile, after subtracting for pit stops. (My mental model was to stay with the peloton which maybe I did.)

This year’s cell phone photos are below.