My Postmodern Openings paper went live.

My paper on threats to emerging financial entities went live a couple of weeks ago. It's in volume VII, issue 1 of the journal Postmodern Openings and can be read in its entirity here as a downloadable PDF file. I've taken the liberty of uploading a second copy here for archival purposes.

The paper is published under a Creative Commons By Attribution/Noncommercial/No Derivatives license.

My paper about threats to emerging financial entities passed peer review and will be published.

As you may or may not remember, late last year I presented via telepresence at the Nigeria ICT Fest, where I gave a talk about security threats to emerging financial entities. Following the conference I was invited to turn my presentation into an academic paper for an open-access, peer-reviewed journal called Postmodern Openings which is published on a biannual basis. Postmodern Openings seems to publish a little bit about everything, from the ethics of advertising to children to lessons learned from studying the economic systems of entire countries to the anthropological ins and outs of caring for children with chronic …

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Telecomix activist crowdfunding translation of his autobiography.

I don't ordinarily do this, but I think this is a special case.

During the time of Occupy and the Arab Spring, the hacktivist collective Telecomix was the boots on the ground, the eyes in the sky, and a bloom of jellyfish swimming to and fro in the endless oceans of the Net. Among the many jellyfish who banded together beneath Agent Cameron's banner was the talented hacker Tomate, who later went public with his real name - Stephan Urbach. When the Telecomix network came under an unprecedented (at the time, anyway) attack that we were never able to trace the …

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Two famous RPG magazines will cease publication in September of 2007.

Two of the most famous RPG magazines, Dungeon and Dragon (about Dungeons and Dragons, unsurprisingly) will cease publication in September because more and more gamers are turning to the Net for news and articles about gaming.

Subscribers with issues left in their subscriptions will have a couple of options to get their money's worth. First of all, they can opt for back issues on a one-for-one basis. They can also get refunds, credit at paizo.com's online store, or convert to a subscription to Pathfinder, which is a monthly perfect bound magazine of adventures for OGL-compatible RPGs.

The final …

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