Month: March 2013

  • What’s wrong with the kids these days? | PUSCII blog

    A lot has changed since the days when the people around Hacktic set up and defined the Dutch hacker scene. The Hang Out made way for a variety of hackerspaces; Hacktic itself is long dead (who needs dead trees to communicate nowadays anyway?) and the crew organizing OHM2013 is a completely different one from the […]

  • Phones as swords, lovers, robots and spies

    Highlighting the diversity of perception and perspective when it comes to mobile media, Freitas first spoke of the phone as a sword, with users now gaining great potential to change, damage and restrict existing structures every time they take hold of these ostensibly innocuous devices. Then there is the idea of the mobile as something […]

  • unCloud

    unCloud is an application that enables anyone with a laptop to create an open wireless network and distribute their own information. Once it is launched, a passerby using a mobile internet device can connect to this open wireless network. The person running the application can decide what information is shown in any web address. Users […]

  • Conversation with Eleanor Saitta

    On this week’s show James Butler is joined by Eleanor Saita (@Dymaxion) as they discuss networks, technology, undead institutions, the state-form and the ‘coming crisis’.   Listen on Soundcloud #dymaxion #lawandpolitics #lookingforsolutions #networkpolitics

  • RSS – Selfhosted

    So. In case you missed it. Google Reader is Dead. Time to fullfill an old lived dream: having my self-hosted RSS reader. At first glance there seems to be only one viable option: FeedaFever: it is the only other service that will sync with my beloved Reeder. But it costs $30,-. Looks promising tough. But […]

  • ownCloud 5 released: a vision realized, a vision expanded

    Today we are deciding how the world will look like in the future. We, the IT community, set the course of the train that is called “open society” now and we can decide into which station the train will roll into in 5-10 years. Is it the one where all the people still control their […]

  • Drie overgebleven dataweigeraars – Datadagboek #5

    Amsterdam, 15 maart 2013Verdrietig wellicht, ontgoocheld ook. Maar niet boos. Nooit boos. Je moet overtuigd zijn van kwade bedoelingen voordat je echt boos kan zijn. Zoals een wijs man ooit eens zei: wijt niet aan slechte intenties wat je ook met domheid kan verklaren. Vandaar dat ik probeer XS4ALL, de ANWB en T-Mobile het voordeel […]

  • How Facebook could get you arrested

    While Facebook might be more effective than police in predicting crime, it cannot be allowed to take on these policing functions without also adhering to the same rules and regulations that spell out what police can and cannot do in a democracy. We cannot circumvent legal procedures and subvert democratic norms in the name of […]

  • The anti-preneur manifesto | Danielle Leduc

    I don’t want to be a designer, a marketer, an illustrator, a brander, a social media consultant, a multi-platform guru, an interface wizard, a writer of copy, a technological assistant, an applicator, an aesthetic king, a notable user, a profit-maximizer, a bottom-line analyzer, a meme generator, a hit tracker, a re-poster, a sponsored blogger, a […]

  • Secure Email

    #diy #foundprivacy #gpg #pgp #xkcd