- Keep a copy ()
The world has moved to a rental model – access is cheaper and content available on demand. But what happens to your data when you get locked out, stop paying or the service goes down? Better to keep a copy and work locally.
- Cloudflare, free speech and the rule of law ()
Cloudflare, free speech and the rule of law. Taking advantage of centuries of development of democratic process is better than private, unaccountable censorship from the likes of Facebook.
- Configuring for security, privacy and convenience ()
Balancing security, privacy and convenience is not easy. I’ve spent quite a lot of time figuring out how to configure my various computer systems with this goal in mind. Computers are supposed to make our lives more convenient and you sometimes have to trade privacy for convenience e.g. Outlook processing emails to allow you to […]
- Leaving the policing of the internet up to Google and Facebook ()
The tech companies need to apply good engineering processes to how they are developing their social policy, in public.
- Email is not a good database ()
Email is insecure. Anything of any importance should be saved somewhere else. It’s not a good database, so shouldn’t be treated like one.