Vote inference and liquid recurring elections, an example

One of the things we’ve been thinking about here at Agora voting is vote inference and recurring elections:

How much information about casted votes can be inferred from analysing historical records of recurring (in particular, recurring delegation) election tallies?

Besides being an interesting problem in itself, this problem is relevant for the purposes of securing liquid democracy via parallel ongoing delegation tallies, as is our approach. Today we’d like to suggest a simple example that motivates the discussion. In the next post we will present some ideas and progress we’ve had in this area.

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Setting up wordpress on EC2

So I finally decided to set up a wordpress installation on EC2 (free tier, yes) as a CMS to host my personal webpage. I used a stack from bitnami, that went smoothly. All I had to do after that was get wordpress serving on the root of the domain, instead of on the preconfigured /wordpress subdirectory.

After that I googled for a bit to find a decent theme, and Im using the word decent here on purpose. Most themes out there are really horrible. Chock full of crap and tacky. I mean it’s not so much about minimalism, but about having a minimum of taste! Anyway, I found a decent one called blogum (you can find the credits on the footer) and made a few modifications.

So, here we are, this is the result!