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9.8 Million laptops will be stolen or lost in the next 2 years according to Tadayoshi Kohno. With that in mind a research project at the University of Washington has created the Adeona project named after the Roman goddess of safe returns. The lead Ph.D. students on the project are Gabriel Maganis and Thomas Ristenpart, working with UW faculty members Tadayoshi Kohno and Arvind Krishnamurthy.

Adeona has three main properties:

  • Private: Adeona uses state-of-the-art cryptographic mechanisms to ensure that the owner is the only party that can use the system to reveal the locations visited by a device.
  • Reliable: Adeona uses a community-based remote storage facility, ensuring retrievability of recent location updates.
  • Open source and free: Adeona's software is licensed under GPLv2. While your locations are secret, the tracking system's design is not.

Tag: Gnomedex, Web 2.0, Chris Pirillo Adeona

Posted August 23, 2008 12:43 PM
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Very cool link at the National Science Foundation site on the history/birth of the Internet.

Tag: Gnomedex, Web 2.0, Chris Pirillo National+Science+Foundation

Posted August 22, 2008 3:29 PM
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I've been looking forward to this one. Ben Huh from icanhascheezburger.com is speaking at Gnomedex. His site is interesting to say the least and has caught fire over the past few months as more and more people are tapping into it. I have used images from the site in my blogs

The site traffic is nearly 50 million page impressions a month from zero in February of 2007. They get 5000 community submissions every day.


Other sites owned by the group are Totally Looks Like
michael jackson, egypt, egyptian statue

Fail Blog

fail owned pwned pictures

Tag: Gnomedex, Web 2.0, Chris Pirillo icanhascheezeburger

Posted August 22, 2008 11:40 AM
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Every once and a while you find hidden gems while traveling. The more time I spend in Seattle the more I seem to find. Saturday night I visited the Pike Street Market area, I was on a quest to locate a shop that I have come to love from a distance. My good friend Andreas recently introduced me to the wonders of Uli's Famous Sausage. In his words "its better than any sausage he can find in Germany". We recently had Uli's shipped to Colorado so Andreas and my family could enjoy a feast. I highly recommend Uli's its well worth the shipping fee.



After wondering around the market I stumbled on the Pike Place Bar and Grill it overlooks Uli's and the famous neon sign at the market. Have you ever visited a restaurant thats decor and vibe over shadowed the food? Thats what Pike Place is all about, Boston and the Doors on the jukebox, a little dusty, a little worn out, great service, fantastic chowder, my favorite bourbon and a $19 rib-eye. Put Pike Place Bar and Grill on your list when you visit.


Tag: Gnomedex, Web 2.0, Chris Pirillo

Posted August 15, 2007 7:02 AM
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It doesn't happen often but occasionally I earn "Cool Dad Points" with my 14 year old daughter Amanda generally the easiest route to this accolade is by purchasing her clothes or cool electronics like a cell phone or iPod. More often than not I earn "Bad Dad Points" by my embarrassing parental comments and general uncool adult behavior.

Recently Tamara Dull posted a piece at her blog about my SecondLife (SL) exploits, its a fun read. While I don't think that SL is ready for prime time I do enjoy watching it evolve. Anyway, a while back I attended a meet-up in SL hosted by Cali Lewis the host of Geek Brief an extremely popular video podcaster. Each episode is watched by over 400,000 viewers. In short Cali is pretty famous. During the SL meet-up I (virtually) introduced my daughter to Cali and they chatted for a couple minutes (big cool dad points).


The interesting thing was how my 14 year old perceived the meeting, in her mind she had actually met the real Cali Lewis not just her avatar. It really makes you think about how SL could impact business and community in the future.

So back to "Cool Dad Points"....
The Gnomedex event that I am at allows me to meet and network with the many thought leaders on the Internet and yes occasionally earn "Cool Dad Points".

Cali Lewis and me at Gnomedex

Yes Amanda I got you her autograph!

Tag: Gnomedex, Web 2.0, Chris Pirillo, Cali Lewis, Geek Brief

Posted August 12, 2007 5:56 AM
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