‘Alternate reality geeks’ of the Union of Benevolent Electrical Workers, Meadbh Hamrick and Jeremiah Daniels, consider NSA shenanigans, suggest personal courses of action—and take calls from listeners. With alternate reality host Bonnie Jean Primbsch.
Meadbh (‘Mave’) reports coming upon this scene of genome sequencing wih a fruity keyboard. (Not sure I believe it even after seeing it. —Bonnie)
The company responds to NSA/Prism by giving statistics on govt. requests
Search engine promises not to track your history
With UBEW’s classes, designed to make useful geeky knowledge available to everyone. Classes offered through Santa Cruz Free Skool.
Tracking dragonfly movements, and manipulating cockroaches: http://abcn.ws/WvqJnj
using old technology to do the simple stuff for cheap: Retrocomputing
Your moment of Woz.
Mozilla’s on it. Several Santa Cruz folk working on the project….
Occasionally, when the regular Geeks aren’t around, these guys emerge from a shadowy underworld to help the ordinary citizen in this confusing tech-controlled world, a la Harry Tuttle, heating engineer.