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This is a stream/feed/river (or whatever you want to call it) of short posts that I write over time. If I feel like it I also repost to my Mastodon and/or Twitter account. Such posts are marked with Mastodon icon and/or Twitter icon, respectively.

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Reshared https://fsfe.org/news/2020/news-20200424-01.html

Public Money? Public Code! This should be everywhere!

Reshared https://www.wired.com/story/opinion-expert-twitter-only-goes-so-far-bring-back-blogs/

Nice article about something I've been thinking about for some time. It suggests that in this era of quickly-spreading information with not so clear credibility, we can do better by combining Twitter for getting the reach and university-hosted blogs (to which the tweets would point) for providing trustworthiness of the said information.

Of course, also other institutions could be "trustworthiness providers" (e.g. the BBC) and host blogs of their people. One problem is that now in the eyes of many people universities and other traditional institutions have lost their reputation for some reason.

Reshared https://johngowe.rs/blog/2020/04/17/how-big-is-a-trillion-anyway/

How much is a quattuorquinquagintillion? :-)

Reshared https://rjlipton.wordpress.com/2020/04/14/john-horton-conway-1937-2020/

RIP John Conway

I just realised that we should be probably grateful to Javascript that it freed us from XML. Before Javascript became so pervasive (that is, before Node.js) we used to write config files in XML and now it's mostly json or yaml. Coincidence? I don't think so? :-)

Reshared https://boffosocko.com/2017/07/28/an-introduction-to-the-indieweb/

Here we go:

French publishers win decisive battle against Google

Europe’s copyright directive proves its mettle as France orders the US search giant to pay for press content.


(by fractalfriday.com)

I wonder if I manage to interlink my webnest with my mastodon profile https://mastodon.social/@jaklt

Have you noticed how fresh the air is these days? Could we do something after this pandemic is over to keep it that way please? :-)

A year on and I wonder how much of the new legislation has been implemented without much public debate. Despite that the tiny details will matter more than anything.



Reshared https://mastodon.ar.al/users/aral/statuses/103883355325180011

Apple just killed Offline Web Apps while purporting to protect your privacy: why that’s A Bad Thing and why you should care ar.al/2020/03/25/apple...

Reshared https://social.weho.st/users/Fairphone/statuses/103743429960674647

Join us in our push for more repairable, longer-lasting smartphones. We love and depend on them, but they shouldn’t cost the earth! https://repair.eu/smartphones #LongLiveMyPhone

Reshared https://mastodon.social/users/chrisaldrich/statuses/103596782309550650

How is it that a major podcast producer like Pushkin Industries doesn't even have raw RSS feed link on their podcast pages? Why should I have to hunt for simple links like feeds.megaphone.fm/happinesslab on their website? If they're worried about potential UI issues, why not use something like SubToMe?


Reshared https://write.as/matt/iprivacy

It's promising that Apple is focusing so much of their marketing efforts on the “privacy” of their products. Though it doesn't make someone like me want to buy an iPhone,...

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