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

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@Gina our people have laptop and always worked from home already. Now with the lock-down we've distributed office chairs from our office, and had new hard drives for additional back-ups (next to or cloud) delivered by mail. No specific budget, but if needs arise in coming weeks we'll pay our people for it. Ability to work is bigger benefit than costs of equipment tweaks.

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 9/11 and the fireworksdisaster it was like that (more deaths, must have been bombs involved as well, in both cases), and now w Covid-19 (more deaths, biowarfare agent released) etc.

I also think creating 'conspiracy style' stories for oneself is a coping strategy to match events with the strong psychological impact on oneself. I saw it 1st hand in NYC immediately after 9/11, as well as a yr earlier when part of my hometown blew up (fireworks disaster). A plane crash, fireworks, and an invisible virus are 'small' yet w profound psych impact. So there must be more deaths than reported, there must b a more sinister trigger than claimed.

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?

@VictorVenema are those rural areas perhaps 'feeder' areas for those cities (ppl working in the city, living in the country. Quite common esp in the south, around M, F, S, N, W, A, no? And less common around B, HH?

@VictorVenema am I right to think that if the rate is per 100k all areas should have at least more than 100k inhabitants or you would get wildly unsmooth results for those areas less than 100k, for what might actually be noise rather than signal..

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

@BjornW @berkes graag. Het is voor The Green Land. Zie thegreenland.eu offerte kan naar ton@thegreenland.eu thanks!

@berkes @BjornW Zelf een VPS inrichten ligt buiten mijn eigen kunnen, tenminste het lukt wellicht wel trial en error, maar dan weet ik niet of ik het ok heb gedaan. TransIP VPS X8 zou overeenkomen met wat we nu aan Zoom betalen, dus dat of lager is prima. (We zullen het ook wel even naast elkaar houden om te testen/ervaren denk ik). Dus als jullie kunnen helpen zou dat fijn zijn.

@berkes @BjornW Wat ik zoek is een alternatief voor ons bedrijf (nu gebruiken we Zoom en voor 2-3 mensen NextCloud Talk). Een eigen Jitsie instance zou mooi zijn (tenminste als het tot bijv. 20 mensen aankan)

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