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Inking in oktober is revisiting one of my many variations of a processing sketch and changing numbers in the code. Figuring out humans. hansup.be/2019_Niku-20191014-1

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Hi Fediverse 👋

let me sum up the situation around #switchingsocial

Around September 20th, the original (anonymous) author of switching.social shut down its website and all related Social Media accounts, including mastodon 🤔

This info reached me (@tobias ) the next day via my German version @swisode .

As there hasn't been any sign of life since then, I restored the website and created this new account. Right now I'm out of spare time to work on it, but that'll change in a few weeks 🙂

Starting a new job next week. I will be responsible for the redesign of a website, an intranet and an extranet. Focus will be UX. Including accessibility, open source, privacy and ethical design. Wondering how much of it I will be able and get permission to handle.
This month it's all about deep understanding of their culture, business and clients.

I took a much needed pause of 2 years and a half. Such a restart feels a bit awkward. I hope to do several things better.

Reading Edward Snowdon book. And now looking at a this video from 2013 he mentioned: "CIA's Chief Tech Officer on Big Data: We Try to Collect Everything and Hang Onto It Forever" just saying like it is out in the open. Nobody paid any attention at the time. youtube.com/watch?v=GUPd2uMiXX

Printed this digital drawing today. It's the result of the manual execution of an algorithm I had in my head. I didn't yet wrote the coded version. I might do that some time later. The colors are even more brighter and the edges absolutely sharper than on this snapshot.

In a deleting mood. Cleaning up HD’s resulted in deleting more than half a million files, 2 empty HD’s, 1 crashed and 2 more to go. Doing it very slow, opening too much files before deleting. Time flies in a weird way.

Don't remember where I read/heard this: when you want to make (your) god laugh out loud very hard, tell him/her/it that you made some plans in your life. Seems to be true most of the time.

The new desktop Twitter design is so badly designed, it doesn't run on my computer anymore. Web design nowadays, what a mess!
Yes, I go sometimes go back because some people I like, are locked in that cage.

I persisted in the faith that the time of cruel miracles was not past. That’s the last sentence of Solaris by Stanislaw Lem. I will read this book a third time, some time.
Next: Flatland, A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott.

The last book on my list this summer is Solaris by Stanislaw Lem.

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Reclaiming , by @yogthos 🔗 mastodon.social/users/yogthos/

Reclaiming RSS

To escape censorship by Big Social, all web sites and blogs should implement this one trick.

After 10 days country side, I can only confirm again: the air quality in Brussels is very bad. Breathing CO2 all day long. Living in front of a park doesn’t help when thousands of cars race by every day. The worst is that I will get used to it again. Just like the little children playing each day in their play garden in the park only 5 meters from an unprotected open ventilation of the car tunnel under the park. The green leaves around that fuming hole in the ground are always brown and dead.

Finished Blade Runner. It was difficult not to see flashes from the movie while reading. The book however contains lots of details I didn’t see in the movie. Definitively worthwhile! But now I want to see the movie again. Also Rutger Hauer/Roy Baty passed away yesterday. It’s 2019. And 40 degrees celsius.

« That is, the most effective learning looks inefficient – it looks like falling behind. » Interesting long read: theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2

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What's the one thing every web user can do to fight #SurveillanceCapitalism ?

Replace the Google Chrome browser

I've started a new website to send a message to Google that we prefer the internet without them



Even with a super user-friendly CMS, it's hard to keep updating even a simple web site, compared to the easiness and promise of high, immediate reach of social media. But when I see these updates on social media sink away so fast, I am so glad that I kept (and pay for) my own little corner online to publish whatever, however and whenever I want.

"User Experience or UX swallowed other possible ways to see what an interface is and how it could be." contemporary-home-computing.or I am only slowly trying to get out of the UX-bubble I was blinded by.

Weird fact: I left my twitter account half year ago. Not yet deleted he account, but I have deleted all my tweets. However some tweets from 2012 and before, I can not delete for some unknown reason. So today I was surprised to see 6 tweets from 2012 popping up in my RSS reader as 'new' tweets. It feels like Twitter is desperately trying to create the impression that my account is still alive?

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