What’s going to happen to our data, our democracy, our planet? The topics of Le Grand Barouf Numérique introduced by Clémentine, president of the assembly.

At Le Grand Barouf Numérique. Already met and spoke to some wonderful and fascinating people working for progressive social change. Doing the closing keynote tomorrow.

@switchingsocial @coffeentacos @better @aral Better has one (free and open) blocking rule list, curated by us with the aim to protect your privacy and enforce the principles of our ethical design manifesto (ind.ie/ethical-design/). This also means we can fix issues with specific sites/update rules based on reported problems. The app is designed to be easy for anyone to use, so you can just install the app and forget about it (no switches or choices to be made.) Hope that helps!

#Better is a privacy tool for the Safari browser on iPhone, iPad and Mac which protects you from being tracked.

You can find out more at the official site:


You can follow them on the Fediverse at:


#Safari #Privacy #MacOS #iOS

What a beautiful checkin experience in Lille: hello, welcome to the hotel, here’s your key, your room is on this floor, breakfast is 7-10, enjoy your stay.

No credit card this, passport that.

You forget sometimes how lovely humanity can be when we cut out the bullshit and treat each other as people.

@aral I like the point of the success criteria you point there. It's exactly what I think there.

BTW: I'll send you an email with a report of my company after 2 years of leaving Surveillance Capitalist world.


Thank you for reminding me I was doing bad things. I already knew, but I needed some help to jump out this inertia.
Keep doing this.

Even with all the discussions you can have anywhere, your work is valuable and appreciated.

Thank you.


There's an obvious parallel with the leftist idea of ownership of the means of production. What is the means of production in the digital era? Its the computers, the networks, the devices and the software that runs on them.

Also @aral makes a good point about changing the success criteria. Success in a decentralized system means something different from success in the Silicon Valley startup frame.

Next stop Lille, where I’ll be presenting the closing keynote on Small Technology at Le Grand Barouf Numérique organised by the The European Metropolis of Lille.


Signs you may be traveling #203

✅ You just ate a hotdog for breakfast at 10AM 🤦‍♂️

"We have enormous freedom. That’s not a gift that was given to us, it’s a legacy that was left to us by centuries of struggle. By centuries of people that most of whose names are completely forgotten, the ones who created the freedom and the rights we now have, and that will be taken away unless you constantly defend them."

- Noam Chomsky

Phew… it’s taken several whole days of slog but I just completed the presentation for Lille – 163 slides from scratch in HTML/JS/CSS/SVG (Slides.com/reveal.js really are the dog’s bollocks – kudos – and OBS Studio is just on a different level.) Still have the live demos to rehearse, etc., but can do that on the flight/train/there.

Now, sleep. So glad I get to before 00:30 :)


Quite happy to read a surveillance capitalism review in one well known Spanish magazine.

I'm quite surprised to read this in mainstream media.

My bet is that @aral is happy, since he's the first person which I read this subject from


Apple is a stopgap, nothing more, nothing less, right now.

We must fund and build small tech made by people for people, not by corporations for profit.

Apple is a hypocrite on data privacy – The Atlantic

“There’s nothing requiring Apple to distribute apps from data-hungry companies such as Google and Facebook at all.”


Last day to finish preparing my new talk and presentation system for Lille tomorrow… will be my first time presenting with a new setup with a different operating system and all new apps – all free and open – after over a decade with Keynote 😬

If you haven't already seen it enjoy this footage of police in Bulgaria trying to use pepper spray and the wind blowing it back in their faces

First few hours of creating a presentation not using Keynote: OMFG HOW DO I DO THIS THING THAT I ALWAYS DO MFMFMGFGF…

Next few hours: Hmm… I quite enjoy doing this thing that I couldn’t possibly do because I can actually extend the presentation using HTML, CSS, and even JS if I want to (not to mention the presentation system itself which is a freaking real-time switcher) :D

Oh, and it’s kind of neat being able to contribute basic things to the slides bit:


Also, I think my eyes are going to hate me when I go back to 4K resolution at 200% scale :)

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