Replied to Week Notes 20#38 by Ton Zijlstra

A regular week ending in a weekend away. prepared and did the second ‘Networking 101’ session, our internal course on networking discussed creating a ‘digital garden’ as collective memory for our company with Elmine discussed finding additional board members for the NGO I chair worked on dig…

I’ve been finding Bill Seitz’ wiki a trove of interesting thoughts on wikis lately – his page on TeamWiki’s might be of interest re: the company digital garden you mentioned: http://webseitz.fluxent.com/wiki/TeamWiki
Replied to Indieweb, we zijn er nog niet by Frank Meeuwsen

Na een paar jaar actief mee te praten en te denken over het Indieweb, merkte ik bij mezelf dat de fut er uit was. Ik kon mezelf niet meer genoeg enthousiast krijgen om weer een issue aan te maken op Github voor een bug, om weekenden op te offeren met code schrijven die ik zelf amper begreep. Immers,…

I am less active too right now, in the sense of building anything or attending events.

But I hope that just regularly posting and being visible as part of the wider IndieWeb is a useful contribution, too.

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My personal wiki at https://commonplace.doubleloop.net is based on Jethro Kuan’s Cortex theme (https://github.com/jethrokuan/cortex) which is based on azlen.me theme (https://github.com/azlen/azlen.me/) which I think is *probably* based on Andy’s theme 🙂

(My blog is WordPress but is not SemPress, it’s my own theme – https://gitlab.com/ngm/doublescores)

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Hugo’s a good un but you might personally like Hakyll… https://jaspervdj.be/hakyll/

One nice way to get comments on a static site is webmentions – https://indieweb.org/Webmention

Replied to Two Effects From Notetaking by Ton Zijlstra

Both those effects, new things rising because of writing about existing ones, and spending time thinking to be able to create, are most welcome ones.

Great to hear! It’s nice to hear about your note notion-taking system leading to a long-form post. I haven’t written a very long post from my notes yet – I think I’ll have a reflect as to why that is.

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Another good find by Neil Mather for me to read a few times more. A first reaction I have is that in my mind p2p networks weren’t primarily about evading surveillance, evading copyright, or maintaining anonymity, but one of netwerk-resilience and not having someone with power over the ‘off-switc…

Yes it’s interesting that they focus on privacy.  I do agree with the main thrust of the article, that without diligence, and when just focusing on the tech, the decentralised can easily be centralised again.  And in some cases the absence of privacy can be the attack vector.  But I think I find things like the anti-disintermediation of blogging, email (gmail) and git (github) as more low-hanging examples of what we need to prevent against, where privacy had nothing to do with it.
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Bookmarked for reading (found in Neil Mather’s blog). Actual cases of ‘tethered’ economic transactions where a buyer is bound into an ongoing relationship with the seller with an uneven power balance, are already easy to find: John Deere suing farmers for tinkering with their tractors (with De…

It’s troubling too to think how this will encroach on more and more transactions, as so many things become are becoming so-called ‘smart’.  As Paul says in his Info Civics article, “All authority is borrowed from the server, and so the users possess no authority of their own. As a result we must describe these services as authoritarian.”  It’s provocative but I think the same could be applied here.

We have an interview with one of the authors, Aaron Perzanowski, here – https://therestartproject.org/podcast/crisis-copyright/.

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I’ve been keeping Zettelkasten style notes in Obisidian for about a week now, and this morning I made the first new connection between some of my notes / thoughts. It was a bit of a ‘well duh’ realisation, but one I never made explicit for myself before even if in hindsight it is obvious those…

That’s great. I hear lots of good things about Obsidian. How did the connection happen? (I’m very interested in constellation formation!)
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Interesting. How do you think this would apply to something like a distributed game, where you want a certain kind of enforcement of the rules between players?

I think the argument would be that any enforceable rules would be built in to the protocol itself.  Kind of like the idea of smart contracts I guess – certainly not without its own range possible pitfalls, but the idea being that it requires much more consensus to change a protocol.