I’ve started SICP solo a couple of times in the past, but always gotten distracted somehow and fallen off the wagon. What better way to do it than catching up with friends every couple of weeks and chatting about it?
My latest HrefHunt! comes from readers like you—as well as a Twitter hash tag linked by mrkapowski.com. This hash tag (and Twitter in general) is an easy way to share your links—but it’s frustrating to sift through.
A new generation of collaborative software that allows users to retain ownership of their data.
Foundational part of it are Conflict-free Replicated Data Types. Can’t say I know a thing about the details, but they sound pretty good:
CRDTs emerged from academic computer science research in 2011. They are general-purpose data structures, like hash maps and lists, but the special thing about them is that they are multi-user from the ground up.
Just as packet switching was an enabling technology for the Internet and the web, or as capacitive touchscreens were an enabling technology for smartphones, so we think CRDTs may be the foundation for collaborative software that gives users full ownership of their data.
Mobile Refugee Support are an amazing org providing charging stations, wi-fi access, and device repairs for refugees in Calais and Dunkirk in Northern France.
You can donate old phones, cables, power banks to them if you have any going spare. (Probably easiest if you’re in the UK, but you can post them I think.)
Also, don’t hesitate to write about little ideas and observations that might seem too small or unimportant to share. We all have our unique perspectives and even the smallest experience is worth sharing.
Gevulot is a form of privacy practised in the Oubliette. It involved complex cryptography and the exchange of public and private keys, to ensure that individuals only shared that information or sensory data that they wished to. Gevulot was disabled in agoras.
Gevulot comes from Hebrew meaning “boundary”.
Our first episode since January. David Shanske and Chris Aldrich get caught up on some recent IndieWebCamps, an article about IndieWeb in The New Yorker, changes within WordPress, and upcoming events.
Came for the IndieWeb. Stayed for the poetry.
(Learned about some nice new features in IndieWeb WordPress too – including On This Day posts, and being able to have a feed where you exclude certain post types.)
BarnCamp is a low-cost rural DIY skill-sharing event started by UK tech collective Hacktionlab. It is open to everyone: activists, campaigners, people involved in social and community groups, and anybody else with an interest in technology and how to subvert it and put it to good use. All skill levels are invited and we promise that workshops are not too geeky due to our infamous nerd gag
This blogpost has three parts: first I describe the painpoints I feel at the moment, then I describe what I have been hacking on yesterday, and in the last part I share some other ideas we talked about over dinner in Nürnberg, that where not recorded in any form other than short notes on some phones.
IndieWebCamps are brainstorming and building events where IndieWeb creators gather semi-regularly to meet in person, share ideas, and collaborate on IndieWeb design, UX, & code for their own sites. — IndieWebCamps
They’re a great way to learn more about the IndieWeb and also a great excuse to visit a new place you’ve never been before.
I travelled over on a rail and sail ticket from London -> Utrecht with an overnight ferry. I went to IWC over the weekend, plus a day in Utrecht before, and a day in Rotterdam afterwards.
It’s time to assert our sovereignty over our own stuff.