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Rules for the Discourse(How to disagree on Twitter)
Over the past three years, the ways in which I've engaged on twitter has changed. When you have a small account (less than 500 followers, like 95% of Twitter users) the effects of your behavior are dramatically different from when you have a large or huge account. I've been on the receiving end of a lot of piles-on, and I have accidentally triggered a few myself. These bad experiences have led me to develop a general framework for engaging on Twitter.

Politics for Software Engineers, Part 2
Blockchain voting addresses how to vote in a trust-less society, but a trust-less society cannot have a functioning democracy. And this is all to say nothing of the sheer complexity and technical woowoo involved in communicating how blockchains work to the general public. You really, really, really don't want the average voter to believe their voting systems use the same technology that enables ransomware attacks and may be controlled by China.