As some of you know, I may need to go to the parental abode with very little notice. So here’s what I have with me almost all the time.
In my pouch/bumbag
In my pannier or rucksack
tobacco, cigarette papers and at least one lighter
iPhone with attached short USB to lighting cable
Napier ID and business cards
laptop and power-cable
 USB 2/3 to ethernet adaptor
miniDisplayPort to VGA, HDMI, DVI adaptor
USB-C to USB-2/3, VGA, HDMI adaptor
 two USB-C to USB 2/3 adaptors
USB 2/3 power plug
car cigarette-lighter to USB2/3 power adaptor
two pairs of Bluetooth headphones
high-capacity USB battery
2-meter USB to lightning cable
UK to EU, Australia, US power adaptor
Before you ask, I have spare clothes at the parental abode.
 because I’m an academic, not necessarily to aid bug-out
 because a visiting lecturer once needed such an adaptor to connect his laptop to a Napier projector
 mostly because it also has 4 USB 2/3 power-ports
This post is inspired by my taking part in the
‘s e-voting round-table in February, and the Scottish Government’s Open Rights Group (Scotland) Online Identity Assurance ‘show and tell’ in March, and by a seminar by Professor Brian Detlor last week. (My notes from the ORG’s round-table should be available on the . I’ve also Open Government Network website .) In this post, I assume that e-voting would be run on central servers, but votes would be cast via software running on personal phones, tablets and computers. posted them on this blog Continue reading →
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This post is my digital record of the Scottish Government’s Online Identity Assurance (OLA) ‘show and tell’. The day was very informative, and provided me the opportunity to catch up with friends in civil society circles. I’m especially interested because online identity is a natural precursor to online voting, another problematic area that greatly interests me.
The post starts with a recap of what was said at the event, then notes my input at the event. Next are my reactions to the event itself, followed by my thoughts on the whole OLA programme. In summary, while I think OLA is very worthwhile, and that the Scottish Government is trying to do it the right way, I have a lot of reservations about how useful it will be for those who most need government support.
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