I use the Day One app on and off as a private journal. Keeping record of nice photos, moments, but also websites and articles.
Day One has a great "on this day" feature where it gives you entries of this day on previous years. This morning I got a look back on this beautiful art/community project in New Orleans: Before I Die
She covered the crumbling house with chalkboard paint and stenciled it with the prompt, “Before I die I want to _____.”
Finally. All is solved. https://www.xkcd.com/1289/
Wrote some Dutch words on the new update of Mastodon. Most excited about embeds. Mostly because I don't understand the technical part of the rest of it...
I recently wrote down some thoughts if and how an algorithm could predict a setlist for a concert. I'd love to hear your thoughts! (And claps...)
Getting ready for work after a 3 week holiday. Lots of cool stuff coming up at Triggi. New devices added, new services supported, new features featured.
Oh and some new designs designed. And copy copied. Maybe even part of a new site coded.
But first, coffee.
Upcoming solar eclipse causing record demands for marijuana. http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/07/31/solar-eclipse-marijuana-demand/84937/
DRM is a huge threat agains your security and freedom. Now it seems like it'll become a webstandard from W3C. Madness! https://defectivebydesign.org/blog/tim_bernerslee_approves_web_drm_w3c_member_organizations_have_two_weeks_appeal
Want to know why it's terrible? Listen or read this: https://corydoctorow.miraheze.org/wiki/Flowers_From_Al_02
Want to help me spread knowledge? Help me with the wiki: https://corydoctorow.miraheze.org/
@frankmeeuwsen 3. Most software was intended to be primarily used by professionals. Who are mostly paid by the hour. Shorter daily use is better. Now it is often private users, who are "paying" by leaving data traces. Longer daily use is better.
4. RSS was machine friendly. Which is a strength. But it is also a weakness. Because one has to understand it and needs some abilities. Most users don't know what a URI is. Also a vast part of internet users can't copy paste.
@frankmeeuwsen 1. these topic rigor rules come from academia. Most people don't and can't communicate like that. Back in the day, almost everyone accessing the internet went or was going to uni. This is not the case anymore.
2. The clear single interface came with the idea that you install a client and configure it. So you either need to be able to do that or have an assistant who does it for you. Most people can't and have not. And even if, it is labour.
"We should go back to the days of RSS, IRC and Newsgroups to make the web less noisy again"
Any thoughts? I kinda feel for the ole technology of yore but that's more some nostalgic waxing. I do regret RSS not taking off they way it could. The startingpoint was way to technological instead of userfriendly. IRC was my first Twitter. Newsgroups were great to find the depths of knowledge and likeminded people all across the globe.
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