Category Technology

Hugo: Or, There and Back Again

Time again at a premium, I mused on my latest quest for minimalism. In doing so I realised that I was creating as many problems as I was solving.
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Zettelkasten Method

From time to time, I contemplate how I publish. Mostly because I like 'the elegance of a refined workflow'.
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Moxie and the Server

To determine if the statement is 'true', we don't need to poll everyone — only to understand the category of the statement.
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The Linux Paradigm

In science, a paradigm is a model or pattern — a typical instance or exemplar. But in rhetoric, my chosen field, it is an example or guide as to how one should behave.
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Life is Long, Access is Short

If not accidentally lost, your data can vanish in other ways: the community project shutters, a company goes under, or the subset of services you use are axed.
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A Peer’s Tube

Winter Ink PeerTube will allow for the documenting and preservation of videos to which I can link in my ongoing speculations about life and art. Links, and the content they reference, which are permanent and will always work. A necessity to promote the adoption of individually-owned and controlled sovereign spaces which enable an open and healthy web.
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Intellectual Warehouse

While access to information is now relatively more widespread than in the past, the modern paywall can often prove to be as much of a hurdle to access as the price of manuscripts was in yesteryear.
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The New Cathedral Door

Does it truly safeguard that which is dangerous and true while restricting that which is dangerous and false, and does it arrive at this determination through a process of deliberation; or, does it merely replace one arbitrary determination for another about that which is dangerous.
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Bitcoin’s Dirty Little Secrets – Political

In praxis, the result for Bitcoin is that the ideological claims for a decentralised, government free, anonymous currency has given way to the ‘worse-is-better’ ideology of why most people seem to be dumping cash into crypto: to get rich and live the capitalist high life.
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Tool Time

Consider that a UI should assume the user doesn’t have a high level of software experience, nor is willing to learn how to use the command line to undertake some level of personalisation.
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Bitcoin’s Dirty Little Secrets – Environmental

I have long been concerned with the negative human impact on our environment and while I am some way off from thinking the world is on fire, it is clear that business as usual is going to leave a decidedly lessened planet for our children. Thus my spotlight on the ecological effects of our choices is slowly widening and most recently has taken in cryptocurrency.
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A Mastodon To Call My Own

Mastodon allows you to run your own server which means you have "absolute control over your own voice on the web, not subject to anyone else's rules or whims. Your server is your property, with your rules."
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Art as Background

Turner was something of a privacy advocate. In the 1841 census he rowed a boat into the Thames so he could not be counted as being present at any property
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Nibbled By System

I am a simple man who fears being nibbled by system. I like things I can see and touch. In…

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Easy To Use

I learn today that Jules-Albert de Dion took the chequed flag in the world’s first motor race, the Paris–Rouen in…

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Site With Less Byte

This has started me on my own quest for a lighter footprint in my publishing platform. To that end, there is much tinkering to do.
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To Federate, But How?

It also raises questions about cross posting to other platforms, such as Medium, which are the natural hunting ground of avid readers.
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Losing Readers?

While I am not a popularity junkie, it is more gratifying to know one is writing for a large than a small audience as I write to try and assist others.
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How I Publish — Version 3.0

Avid readers, and those who accidentally stumbled in searching for something else, will have seen deliberations on whether or not to switch platforms.
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Labours of Love

As the saying goes, 'God is in the detail' and only by finessing the little things does the overall project take on a majestic form.
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Point Of No Return

Ever a man to love a bit of tinkering, the blogging process has also proved to be as much a technical as a mental exercise.
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Updating My Plank

As a man who loves his technology, one thing I enjoy reading about is how others use theirs. There is…

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Distributism

To replace a People's Republic network with a Democratic Club network isn't necessarily an improvement because it only prefences one centralised solution over another.
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The New Commons

As our forebears strove for the aspiration to vote, the mortgaging of our data for access to services requires us to strive for the aspiration to privacy.
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Airbrushing Memory

With digital services often serving as our memory, to remove content from personal drives is to airbrush our memory.
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Code is Speech?

A point to remember when next your private moments are leveraged to improve a marketing algorithm. The unintended consequence of code is speech.
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Language Defect: Privacy

The issue is not can they keep my data safe from an unauthorised third party, but can they keep my data safe from their algorithms.
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How I Publish — Version 2.0

My quest for a publishing platform which was both elegant, unencumbered by endless plug-ins and left me alone with my text, brought me to write.as.
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The Pied Piper of Zoom

In a sense, our online privacy is much like a child, vulnerable to the world and easily spirited away by a platform which offers ease of connection.
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