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So it is (my interpretation) looking toward either "no deal" or "no Brexit" (UK can cancel the process any moment until April 12th). I sincerely hope we get the latter, for all of us, both in Europe and UK.

Although observing the UK after a Brexit gives us concrete evidence to backup our claim that we need the EU to survive in a globalized world, I cannot wish for this sad outcome to become the reality.

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Rock goddess from Oz, Courtney Barnett, live in Utrecht. Great gig!!!

The songs have grown a lot since I saw her last, awesome stage performance too.

🎶 Gimme all your money
And I'll make some origami
Honey 🎶

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Computer scientist 👨‍🏫 :

Information Retrieval 📄

Data Science / Big Data 💾
PhD in Multimedia Databases 🎥
(Yes that was a respectable research topic once upon a time pre-birdsite I suppose!)

is my academic home now.

Entrepreneur: co-founder of

Loves indie music: will see Mozes and the Firstborn in Merleyn this month. Le guess who is my indie music home.

In love since I met my love ♥️
Two sons, 9 and 11.

And since 2 days:
Rattenvanger van Hamelen

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Enjoy live streaming?
Prefer self-hosting?

Check out Owncast, a neat self-hosted live streaming server!

Opensource, written in , easy to install & setup!

It's still fairly young, but looks super promising and already works amazingly well 😍



Curious what is up to? I wrote up a little status of what the self-hosted live streaming + chat server has been working on, and what we could use some help with. Anything in there catch your eye that you'd like to be a part of? There's a lot of things going on, and we'd love to have you. Boost/share with your streaming and developer friends!

Ik ben het lang niet altijd met haar eens, maar vandaag schrijft ze precies waarover ik al twee dagen mee zit. RIVM en GGD, zet je schouders eronder ipv de noodrem.

"These machines are the first general purpose computers ever where you have to make an exclusive choice: you can have a fast and efficient machine, or you can have a private one... Short of using an external network filtering device like a travel/vpn router that you can totally control, there will be no way to boot any OS on the new Apple Silicon macs that won’t phone home, and you can’t modify the OS to prevent this."

Fmstrat/#winapps: Run apps such as Microsoft in (Ubuntu) and GNOME as if they were a part of the native OS, including Nautilus integration. |

PhD student Ivan Veul vertelt op radio Nijmegen over zijn onderzoek naar wat we mogen verwachten van Big Tech partijen als Google, en hoe hij voor zijn onderzoek een (online!) burgerdialoog heeft georganiseerd over de toekomst van het internet, met honderd mensen.


Meer informatie over Ivan's onderzoek:

Meer informatie over de burgerdialoog:

"We are asking Spotify to raise the average streaming royalty from $.0038 to a penny per stream."

Call for Papers

Personal and Ubiquitous Computing | Theme issue on intelligent systems for tackling online harms

Research contributions on misinformation- and harm-aware intelligent systems:
* assisting users in making informed decisions in the context of online misinformation, hate speech and other forms of online harms;
* improving detection methods and diffusion modelling as well as addressing concerns such as social biases, fairness and explainability.

Not a computer scientist but curious after all those developments people refer to as Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

Here's a New Scientist special edition on AI, in English and Dutch. Enjoy!

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