Laura Kalbag discusses the gift of personal data we give to Big Tech when we share information on its platforms, and how reviving ye olde personal website can be one way to stay in control of the content we share and the data we leak. Christmas is a time for giving, but know what you’re giving to whom.
foster/ˈfɒstə/verb 1. Encourage the development of (something, especially something desirable). “the teacher’s task is to foster learning” TLDR: I made a personal bookshelf management web application and named it Foster and you can find it here. Here’s what I did (with gifs), so you might build your own. Name I named it Foster. Because of …
A year ago I wrote a blog post about living with an open-source phone. A commenter on Reddit described this as “tech veganism,” and I thought it was a great metaphor. For the past few y…
Ze maken een hele mooie analyse van wat je nodig zou hebben om samen te werken aan documenten en toch local first te zijn. De oplossing lijkt te zitten in ‘Conflict-free Replicated Data Types’
Helm is a well-thought-out product that’s as easy to set up as a smartphone. It’s $500 and $100 per year.
Just a quick note: ostensibly to fight algorithmic propaganda, Facebook is shutting off API access to publish to profiles tomorrow. I expect other platforms to
At a time when millions are losing trust in the the web’s biggest sites, it’s worth revisiting the idea that the web was supposed to be…
There's a lot of room for improvement in file sync and share, and the open source community is in the ideal position to add the killer features we're all waiting for.
The rise and rise of Mastodon
User Interface Programmer
These remarks were given at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab
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