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ThePollardBull Sister Blog Launched

Announcing ThePollardBull.com, a sister site to kentbull.com, focused on my personal family history and community engagement with those in the groups I grew up in, namely the Davis County Cooperative Society (DCCS) and the Latter Day Church of Jesus Christ (LDCJC / LDCC). There I talk philosophy, history, and other cool things. See the Site…

KERI Tutorial Series – KLI: Sign and Verify with Heartnet

Ever needed to send a love letter and trust that your recipient knew it was really you that sent it? If so then this post is for you! KERI provides the end-verifiability and secure attribution you need to trust your communications are secure.Join Brett and Allie as they show how to send a secure love…

The Pollard Bull

Hello to my YouTube audience! My prior personal channel is undergoing a rebrand with a new name, “The Pollard Bull.” Catch the explainer video for an in-depth explanation of the story behind the new name mixed in with a few good quotes. Essentially it represents a focusing of my content streams by me separating out…

A New Power: DCCS Private Election

I propose the DCCS fundamentally transform itself to an organization of the people, by the people, and for the people by electing a new governing power similar to the way the United States government operates. This begins with a new, private election of the next trustee in trust and the next governing board. Every year…

Resource Description Framework and JSON-LD

Recently I learned about the Resource Description Framework (RDF) as a core piece related to the JSON-LD credential format in the digital identity space. There is an intense debate in multiple communities from AI to data engineering to digital identity on how to represent data and provide relationships, or links, of that data to other…

Reading Mind Map: Key Event Receipt Infrastructure – KERI

“Make things as simple as possible, but no simpler.” – Albert Einstein. https://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/05/13/einstein-simple/ In the spirit of keeping things simple for the new trust layer for the internet Dr. Samuel A Smith used the principle of “minimally sufficient means” to create Key Event Receipt Infrastructure, or KERI. Welcome to KERI, the world of scalable, decentralized,…

My Second Brain with Org Roam in Emacs

Ever needed to add mental space or knowledge capacity to your brain? Now you can. Use a zettelkasten! Org Roam for Emacs is such a tool. Org Roam uses OrgMode formatted text files. Obsidian is a similar tool if you like the Markdown format.

Debated: The Simple English Argument Against Crypto is oversimplified and an angry, fist shaking at good new technology

This is my response to the Simple English Argument Against Crypto found here: Unsupportable claims from the start. The people who created the project don’t necessarily dislike government.However, I’m sure they dislike corrupted government officials or bureaucracies.Money is normally created by national governments though that isn’t necessarily a good thing.Who normally creates gold?Why can’t currency…

My First Rust Crate

Announcing Airport, my first Rust Crate! While just a simple code example it is evidence of how streamlined the Rust ecosystem is with regard to writing, packaging, and publishing code. crates.io listing: (Rust Package Registry)https://crates.io/crates/airport Github repository:https://github.com/kentbull/airport Purpose A repository with example code from Edward Curren’s excellent Rust Fundamentals course on Pluralsight.

My Rust Emacs config

Reference Robert Krahn’s excellent Configuring Emacs for Rust development. Troubles or issues LSP Language Server and Rustic mode unpredictably quitting.This seems to have stabilized after I restarted Emacs a few times. Have yet to narrow down what the original cause was. Config

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