It’s at 2PM Irish time, 3PM German time.
Small Tech > Big Tech
Live stream today at 15:00 German time, 16:00 Irish time.
I am speaking at Interactive Future Exhibition 2020 held by the students of the Interactive Media Design course (@imd) at the Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences.
This is wild.
Militarized Federal Agents from a patchwork of outside agencies have begun policing Portland (in rented minivans vans) without the explicit approval of the mayor, the state, or local municipalities. This is what that looks like in practice:
PS. The cables are much neater now ;)
It’s so great to see the progress on the new generation of @mntmn reforms (I have a very early beta unit on my shelf) :)
Note that the current UBPorts edition of the PinePhone cannot be used with external screens due to a hardware bug (you can fix it if you’re handy with a solder). The bug is reported as fixed in the upcoming postmarketOS edition of the phone. I’ll probably end up getting one of those as well since I’d like to be able to test on both distributions (one’s Debian/Ubuntu-based and the other Alpine + comes with Phosh) and follow their development.
PS. If you’re not a startup what are you? Maybe you’re a stayup.
Small Tech > Big Tech
Stay up > Start up
Let me put it this way: if you are not a startup (i.e., you don't have venture capital and you’re not looking to scale exponentially and have a billion-dollar exit) and yet you call yourself a startup, you are actively helping the startup that will offer your services for free until it kills your sustainable small tech business.
So maybe don’t call yourself a startup.
Startup is a Silicon Valley brand. It does not mean a new, small tech business.
If you missed yesterday’s live stream, we had a little WebSocket chat via Site.js running on a $150 PinePhone. You can watch the recording here – now with closed captions, chapters, and links to mentioned sites:
Join me for a live stream in 15 minutes: A web site on your phone with Site.js
Repeat after me: blockchain is centralised.
You want to tilt the power dynamics to favour social justice? You don’t do that by making a billion copies of the same database. You do it by ensuring that a billion people can have their own unique databases.
Expend your energy to realise topological decentralisation not global proofs. Sure, it won’t make you a billionaire but if that’s what you want, what the fuck you reading my feed for?
Just released Auto Encrypt Localhost version 5.4.0
Adds ARM64 support.
We’re about to kick off with the afternoon presentations at the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility Online Hackathon.
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