Waar de overheid vervalt in het gebruik van gegevens van grote techbedrijven die op onrechtmatige wijze zijn verzameld, legitimeert zij de massasurveillance van haar burgers en vergroot zij de afhankelijkheid van big tech.
Dreaming about Norbert Wiener's feedback and control, and sensor/actuator pairs, and dreaming up the Nurbs as a unit of feedback.
With stores around the world either being closed or lacking customers because of lock-downs, putting more effort on digital ordering and home delivery or store pick-up. A bookstore in our city started same day home delivery of any book they have in the store, next to their regular central online ordering process.
Boris Mann shows a great example of stores you maybe don't normally
I'm now at the point where, if I see a link to an article on Medium, I go 'mmm, yeah, maybe not'. Even if the summary makes it look like an otherwise interesting article.
It's because of Medium's aggressive paywalling; I'm now locked out from reading Medium articles. Also, I now realise that the point of using Medium is just to make money, so it's a clickbait flag.
Just in case anyone is thinking that using Medium makes your article more likely to be read. For me, it does the exact opposite.
Microsoft Teams has a nifty videoconferencing feature I hadn't noticed earlier. When you're in a call with multiple people, you see them in portrait mode. When someone moves to one or the other side in the image, the camera follows them! I suppose it is because the laptop camera itself has a pretty wide-angle shot, and most of it isn't shown in the conference call. With software it is likely easy to detect where in the image the face of the
Remember when Amazon first launched and started putting bookstores out of business? People would look at books at a physical bookstore and then choose to buy the book through Amazon instead.
I realized I've started kind of doing the opposite. I check out reviews on Amazon and then I buy the product either directly from the manufacturer or from a more ethical retail site (shout out to London Drugs if you're Canadian).
How's it feel, Amazon?
Woensdagavond 20:00 bespreken o.a. @firstname.lastname@example.org, @email@example.com (digitaal) de rol van van maker movement tijdens de #CoronaCrisis. Kijk hier hoe je hier aan mee kunt doen.
Is there an alternative for Feedburner? Need a third party provider for my RSS feed, as some readers get blocked by my hoster.
@ton @sl007 here is a nice notes collection https://alexschroeder.ch/wiki/2020-03-18_Selfhosting_Jitsi by @kensanata
COVID-19, monopolies and vendor lock-in
@djoerd This is the same company that makes diabetes tests strips for over €1 each. I use four of them per day. This is costing the society serious money; and knock-off strips can be found, but there's chips in them and the meter (they send them to you for free) will reject those.
COVID-19, monopolies and vendor lock-in
There's a shortage of COVID-19 tests in the Netherlands because:
1. One company #Roche has a (near) monopoly on the testing machines;
2. The machines need accessories of that company that have secret/patented ingredients.
Sounds a lot like the inkjet printer we have at home. Vendor lock-in should be illegal!
See the FTM article (in Dutch)
It is a bit like an endless Sunday yes. The empty streets, and until now the sunshine. Except maybe for the deluge of conference calls I get pulled into, which is more akin to fighting flood waters at the front door. Need to find me some digital twins to sand bags.
The perpetual Sunday feeling made me realise I now have a better notion of how the cats feel when we are away for a few days. When we get back home and they
A significant jump (32%) in total confirmed Dutch Covid19 cases today, as reported by the RIVM, the national institute for health and environment. We're still on an exponential curve. Although the last two days showed lower increases, today's report partly compensates for them due to wider testing than the preceding days. Comparing the curve to Italy's curve, we're about where Italy was 2 weeks ago.
The percentages of increase of
@cypnk In ham radio there's this annual event called Field Day where people practice setting up radio communication in an emergency:
It'd be cool if there were something similar for practicing setting up emergency internet connectivity -- a WNDW field day.
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