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 and/or , respectively.
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Just signed the Declaration of Digital Independence. I'm not sure if it changes anything but it's definitely the right thing to do.
Inkscape version 1.0 released! It's full of exciting improvements.
Attempting to institutionalize backdoors into private encrypted communication should be unconstitutional. This happens over and over again. For example now in the Congress, see https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/04/15/signal-well-be-eaten-alive-by-earn-it-acts-anti-encryption-wolves/
Managed to export my Mastodon posts to my website, in order to keep my content under my control (#indieweb). All that was needed was a short #Haskell script. For details see https://nest.jakl.one/posts/2020-04-30-exporting-mastodon-posts/
Darius Kazemi (the internet bot artist) has written two articles about the importance of small decentralised social networks:
Germany builds a Covid-19 tracing app with decentralized storage
I can post both to Mastodon and Twitter from my blog via brid.gy! I'm still not sure how to turn my website into an ActivityPub endpoint but otherwise I'm really pleased with #indieweb!
Public Money? Public Code! This should be everywhere!
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.
How much is a quattuorquinquagintillion? :-)