Read UK awards border contract to firm criticised over role in US deportations

The government has awarded oversight of the UK’s post-Brexit border and customs data to , an American tech firm notorious for assisting the Trump administration’s drive to deport migrants from the US.

This is awful.


Happy to be in the process of moving my personal sites to a server at GreenHost. I used to be on cloudvault.me which was excellent but disappeared about 3 months ago… I chucked everything over to Digital Ocean to get it back up again. But keen to get off.

GreenHost has stellar environmental and ethical creds, and really not that far off the cost of a basic DO droplet.


Salman Ansari has a nice video here discussing a couple of things he’s been pondering about his .

I like his use case of pulling his newsletter back in to his garden. I do the same with my microblog stream. I think it makes perfect sense to do this – gardens are where we cultivate our thoughts over time, but are a great (the best?) source for the seeds for the garden.

He also talks about pulling his notes back in to his main homepage. I’ve been thinking about this too. I have two separate sites at the moment, https://doubleloop.net and https://commonplace.doubleloop.net, that look kind of different and feel a bit disparate. It’s not that big of a deal. They are different rooms in my home on the web, so they don’t need to look identical – but it might make sense for people to find them both via the same front door and hallway…

Reposted: Fraidycat by David Yates

Long-time readers will know that I’m a big fan of RSS feeds. An RSS reader has been essential to my web experience since I first came online, and I’ve doggedly stuck to using them even as the web has centralised onto a few platforms and much digital ink spilt about the “death of RSS”. Luckil…

A nice review of Fraidycat.