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(Re-posting an after moving instances.) Most recently, I was California’s Chief Technology Innovation Officer, where I led the Office of Digital Services.

Before that, I spent 13+ years at Google (first in BD, then a PM on Blogger, Google+, and YouTube, then at Google Ventures). I'm currently working on what's next, probably at the intersection of tech and government.

Particularly interested in and , and am loving learning about and the .

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The covid vaccine record on my phone, via California’s SMART health card system, is magical. I wish more government records worked this way.

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If you are looking to flush out your Twitter account, semiphemeral.com is the way to go.

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To share this again after moving servers: I've set up a little online directory of #govtech #civictech users across the Fediverse.

We currently have ~70 people listed from across 7 countries.

Take a look (and, if you like, add yourself) at civictech.club/

Finally got around to finishing season 13 of Doctor Who.

It was … not good. Oof.

(I also like that sfba.social explicitly links to a way to provide financial support for the ongoing maintenance of the site.)

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Looks like the instance I’m currently on (mastodon.cloud) won’t be updating to Mastodon 4.x anytime soon (judging on the many-versions-old build and the fact that the site admin hasn’t posted here in over a year).

Anyone have an instance they love? I’m inclined to set up shop on sfba.social - I like the idea of a local instance that’s, well, local.

gun violence 

Heart-breaking, beautiful tribute by Chaz Ebert's (Roger Ebert's widow) to her grandson, another victim of gun violence:

"Like so many stories we hear about gun victims in their prime, Joseph was soaring."
rogerebert.com/tributes/in-lov

Sometimes you just have to admire art

(How did this make it past Gmail’s spam filter??)

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The Auschwitz museum only has 19K followers on #Mastodon. If you are part of the #mastodonmigration can you please give them a follow? Their username is @auschwitzmuseum
#histodon #Auschwitz #WorldWar2
Let's remember them
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Mass shootings, gun violence 

Last week, it was worrying that my niece at was OK. (She was: spent 12h in lockdown while the manhunt for the shooter was underway.)

This morning, it’s grieving for the lives lost in , where my son is a student.

There are an estimated 393M privately-owned guns in America. There are literally more guns than people here.

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I do not intend to share a platform with Donald Trump again—at least not more than I have to. I will not exit Twitter entirely, as I have Lawfare content to promote and Twitter is useful for many things. That said, I don’t plan to spend time here any more for purposes other

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We're new here. Please keep away from the scaffolding while we paint and remodel. 😎

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#Introduction 🌉

We’re The San Francisco Chronicle, a daily news publication bringing you the best stories in the #SFBA — and beyond ✨

Follow us for #news and stories about #food, #climate, #data, #cawx, #tech, #politics and more.

Update on this: as several folks have pointed out, the .com URL 301s to the .org URL. Twitter’s not blocking the .org URL directly, just the redirect. Mea culpa.

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