about the author

the author

I used to live in Somerville, MA. That’s where the name of this journal comes from.

I’m professionally interested in making web and mobile technologies easier to use for everybody.

I’m avocationally interested in the environment, intellectual property law/policy/reform, the entertainment industries, politics, assorted stripes of activism, and the arts (among other things).

I write about things that interest me, and (sometimes) things that happen to me.

I also take pictures.

I never really intended to have an online journal; this site came about by accident. I wrote a bit about the evolution of this site.

On this site, I try to follow current copyright law, whether I agree with it or not. For this reason, access to some posts is restricted.