April 20th, 2006


I just passed my qualifying exam. Hooray!

Summary: I offered to show how to build a voting machine with one-tenth as much trusted code while keeping accessibility and usability at least as good as today's voting machines. Less code to verify leads to better transparency and security. Committee said: Sounds cool, but we want you to look at how your techniques might work for applications other than voting, too.

I also found out that i'm going to be the first one onstage in the first act tomorrow in Union Square. Top of the show. Eeek!

Wish i could go to this but i'll be away in Montréal at CHI 2006 next week.