Pinned toot

Hello world! The logical end-point of distribution and federation is a personal instance. This is my Mastodon instance.

RT @bitsoffreedom@twitter.com

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.

bitsoffreedom.nl/2020/04/03/go

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/bitsoffreedom/stat

Dreaming about Norbert Wiener's feedback and control, and sensor/actuator pairs, and dreaming up the Nurbs as a unit of feedback.

zylstra.org/blog/2020/04/feedb

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

zylstra.org/blog/2020/04/impro

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

zylstra.org/blog/2020/03/13824

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. @marleenstikker@twitter.com, @pietervboheemen@twitter.com (digitaal) de rol van van maker movement tijdens de #CoronaCrisis. Kijk hier hoe je hier aan mee kunt doen.

waag.org/nl/event/waag-talks-d

Is there an alternative for Feedburner? Need a third party provider for my RSS feed, as some readers get blocked by my hoster.

zylstra.org/blog/2020/03/is-th

Lockdown MH + 

What is needed to set up a Jitsi videoconf server? Anyone who runs their own on EU based infrastructure?

COVID-19, monopolies and vendor lock-in 

COVID-19, monopolies and vendor lock-in 

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

zylstra.org/blog/2020/03/13766

Waar is de RIVM data? Hoe kunnen we het RIVM helpen transparanter te zijn, en data ter beschikking te stellen die anderen helpt in actie te komen? cc @dutchspring @MatthijsSienot

zylstra.org/blog/2020/03/waar-

Just what we need during the Corona lock-down: Jitsi. Free open-source video conferencing for web & mobile. Make a call, launch on your own servers in minutes (via @arjen)

jitsi.org/

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

zylstra.org/blog/2020/03/13637

@cypnk In ham radio there's this annual event called Field Day where people practice setting up radio communication in an emergency:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_Da

It'd be cool if there were something similar for practicing setting up emergency internet connectivity -- a WNDW field day.

Show more
Mastodon

Ton's personal Mastodon instance