So I guess Twitter isn’t going to let me log on anymore? Been waiting about 10 minutes since I first tried logging in and no email (nothing in spam either).

Oh well, that’d be one way to lock folks out I guess.

At the hotel after my tech check at the NextM Poland venue for tomorrow and may I just say it’s a right circus in there ;)

All packed for Warsaw to present the opening keynote on Small Technology tomorrow at NextM Poland. Last talk of the year. Looking forward to staying put and coding for the rest of December :)

Visto che siamo in argomento, consiglio a tutt la visione dello splendido talk di @aral al parlamento europeo sulla questione del capitalismo della sorveglianza.

Da oggi disponibile con sottotitoli in italiano:

TIL that Microsoft’s remote development extensions for VSCode are not open source and so cannot be used in Codium.

Microsoft being Microsoft.

Note: *relatively* simple, as in compared to legacy VPN tools for someone who’s technically proficient. Not simple as in “everyday thing for everyday people.” But a game changer. *schemes a little scheme* :)

Bloody hell Wireguard is so simple to set up. Been using it via AzireVPN (which is excellent) for over a year now but only just got round to playing with setting up my own server. Amazing how simple it is (writing this via a VPN connection to it now).

Bra tale av @aral om hvorfor EU bør støtte opp om et desentralisert internett i stedet for å hjelpe Silicon Valley med å erobre enda mer av verden.

Listening for the third time to the amazing speech of @aral at the EU Parliament, this time looking at a better video which contains also his slides:

At minute 12:20 he rocks and says:

"You are acting as an unpaid Research and Development department for silicon valley. Because if a startup here succeeds, it gets bought by Google or Facebook. If it fails, we pick up the bill."


Thank you all for your replies. I think I have enough of an idea now. Appreciate your help :)

Take action to save .org and prosecute those who sold out the internet

Wondering if some of you might help me with a little bit of research: Can you check your router and let me know if it has a free USB port and ethernet port (and whether it even has a USB port?)

Will help me with a little product idea I have :)


New blog post: The Future of Internet Regulation at the European Parliament

Last week, I gave three talks in Belgium, starting with one titled “Dear regulators, please don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater” at an event on The Future of Internet Regulation organised by the Greens and Pirates at the European Parliament on Tuesday.

This post has a summary, embedded videos of the talk (thank you, @vincib) and a link to my slides.

Just finished preparing my presentation on Small Technology for my opening keynote at the NextM conference in Warsaw next week. Have 45 minutes this time so it’ll be nice to go into a bit more detail.

PS. I believe it’s going to be my first time in Poland – excited :)

I think this might be the first time I’ve hand coded a slide for a presentation. You don’t have to do this but I love that lets you do it if you want to (and add custom CSS too).

Moving to for my slides and to using OBS Studio live switch between slides and terminal and browser, etc., during demos is light years ahead of what I could do with Keynote :)

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