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Contrafabulists

A Hack Education & API Evangelist Production

Audrey and I were having a conversation about what technology ends up actually doing in our lives. At work we switched to a new HR solution for tracking time, which upon my first click told me I needed to instal Flash. At home our apartment complex got a new system...

I’ve made some changes to this site. Happy New Year. I bet you will not even notice what they are. (OK. Ok. Those who look closely will note that I have also changed the copyright information. No longer is there a Creative Commons license on The Contrafabulists material. This really...

We have started work on a new Contrafabulists project: predictions.contrafabulists.com. We plan to track the predictions made about the future; and we'll see who's right, who's wrong, and who's committed to a certain technological vision of tomorrow. How many years until self-driving cars? How many years until robots take our...

It’s been about five years since Kin and I founded our company, Tech Gypsies. We chose the name because, at the time, we were living entirely on the road. We needed an umbrella for both our websites – Hack Education and API Evangelist – and for the technical work and...

I travel a lot, and one of the great joys of doing so is trying new restaurants and eating new foods. But when you’re in a strange city, it can be difficult to find restaurants that are actually worthwhile. I believe that all cities – even the smallest of small...