Can you believe it’s April already? March is my favorite month because of the signaling of spring, and it’s my birthday month. After a few months of visiting places, I just started training at a fabulous Brazilian jiu-jitsu gym in Mesa, which I’m so excited about, so this March was definitely a great one for me. I also spoke at my favorite arcade bar, Bonus Round, for Nerd Nite 29. Many thanks to those of you who came out to grab a cocktail and hear me speak about logical fallacies, alongside the amazing Kevin Flanagan and resident rhetorician Kathleen S. Lamp. I had an absolute blast and I’m so excited that Ty invited me. No speaking appearances this month, but I will be on a live video broadcast on Zubia, interviewing one of my favorite health and fitness experts. Details on that forthcoming.
I wrote four posts that were published in March. There will be many more in April, as a lot of my work this month is still going through the editing/revision process. We also have at least one great podcast planned for April, so tune in to KJZZ’s “The Show” on Monday morning, or listen on their website or on SoundCloud.
Meanwhile, here’s this month’s roundup:
- WikiLeaks Says the CIA Can “Bypass” Secure Messaging Apps Like Signal. What Does That Mean? (Slate/Future Tense) TL;DR: Signal is still safe unless you’re being personally targeted by a government.
- Everyone Wants to Buy Congress’ Browser Histories, but It Probably Isn’t Possible (Slate/Future Tense) Sorry, guys.
- Which Female Fighters Were the Best in 2016? (The Sports Post) A roundup of the WMMA Press Awards, with videos when available.
- Fake It ‘Til You Make It: How To Coach Non-Athletes At Your Gym (Performance Menu, paywalled) Because I know you may not always want to.
My VPN post for Ars Technica, which is from June 2016 so pretty old for tech reporting, was quoted extensively this month, everywhere from The Verge to Motherboard. I’ll be writing more about personal privacy in the coming months.
That’s it for now! Expect a larger batch in April.