Affect Conf is a 2-day conference examining the work, culture, and design of social change.

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Affect Conf. What a fantastic experience, with such incredible speakers and attendees!

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Want a secure system without dealing with a third-party password manager? Give this self-generated password method a go!

“Password123.” “ilovecats.” “matthew92.” There are a lot of bad passwords out there. There are a lot of good ones, too; maybe you use one!

But with data breaches like Heartbleed, and more…

Ever heard of a zero-sum game? It’s where one person wins and the other person loses. One person’s gain is another’s loss.

That’s what our political climate looks like right now. It’s not pretty.

“I just want everyone to be treated equally.” — regardless of where you are on the…

Diane Murray

Resources for a better world. My jams: disability, gender. LGBTQ, tech, & inclusion. Find more of my work at and!

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