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Analogue Life Linux Networking Writing

Monday technical

Getting rid of Google as much as possible is a good thing. The following is a critique of a hardware hacker who produced a phone analogue running FreeBSD (all good) but then used google services. I would add this: every time people try to get me to join a facebook group I cringe. Facebook is […]

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Networking Social Change

The great deplatforming.

I used to have a social media profile. I am now anonymous: my professional life is on the appropriate pages, but that does not include Facebook and Twitter. They are becoming closed gardens for Pravda. Pravda is the official narrative, often orthogonal to the truth. This seems to make corporations more money than targeted advertising. […]

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Life Networking New Zealand

Daybook.

I missed this the first time, but in my experience, the biggest ever group of idiots, those who swallowed the kool aid good and hard, and ruined their lives, were my generation. But, once you start looking at the breakdowns of the numbers at a regional and local level, some interesting patterns start to emerge. […]

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Networking Social Change The Decline

Social media regulation daybook.

One of these things is not like the other. One of these people is wrong, or both are right. It is fair to say that random bannings have an effect on the average person akin to random alcohol breath tests — the former means that you don’t talk truth on social media, and the latter […]

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Administration Hardware Life Networking

Daybook.

Some administration: I have made statcounter summary counts public, added a privacy page, and will soon add a commenting page. The theme currently does not allow for extracts only. This means the page is long. I am adding google analytics. The theme is now Twenty eleven light, with the correct licence up. FInally, the lectionary […]