Archives for the month of: June, 2015

Memory tends to be short! and this is a case (a person) not be left to enter into oblivion! Aaron prosecution was a typical case of fear and ignorance with terrible consequences and huge loss…to all of us!

Unhandled Exception

I did not know Aaron Swartz, unless you count having copies of a person’s entire digital life on your forensics server as knowing him. I did once meet his father, an intelligent and dedicated man who was clearly pouring his life into defending his son. My deepest condolences go out to him and the rest of Aaron’s family during what must be the hardest time of their lives.

If the good that men do is oft interred with their bones, so be it, but in the meantime I feel a responsibility to correct some of the erroneous information being posted as comments to otherwise informative discussions at Reddit, Hacker News and Boing Boing. Apparently some people feel the need to self-aggrandize by opining on the guilt of the recently departed, and I wanted to take this chance to speak on behalf of a man who can no…

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Beautiful images to build resilience and hope in Syrian children

Lina Safar

Syria’s civil war and resulting refugee crisis are poised to become the worst humanitarian disaster of our time.

The truth is: millions of Syrians need our help. And the more aware people are of what is going on, the more we can rally a global effort to assist those in need.

According to the UN, more than half of all Syrian refugees are under the age of 18. Most have been out of school for months, if not years. The youngest are confused and scared by their experiences, lacking the sense of safety and home they need. The older children are forced to grow up too fast, finding work and taking care of their family in desperate circumstances.Photo by muzaffar salman

Photo by Muzaffar Salman.

The UN estimates that over 4 million people are internally displaced and that almost 7 million are in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria. When you also…

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The start of ONL community of practice and the implications to different knowledge areas