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Help me articulate the value of user-centricity, privacy etc

Even after all these years working on user-centric identity, privacy-protecting technologies, open source, code in the hands of the user instead of the overlord … I’m still struggling with articulating the value succinctly. Case in point. I’m going through the strategic marketing exercise of describing for whom these kinds of products/technologies/services are, and what unmet…

Update on: the Pain in my Butt

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="147"] Piriformis Muscle[/caption] TL;DR: Forget about medical doctors when in musculoskeletal pain; use Google DuckDuckGo, a good chiropractor and systematic exercise. Open-sourcing my condition has been a total flop. Here’s the good news: I’m much better. As you might remember, a couple of months ago I put as many details as I…

Giving up on nftables

Supposedly, nftables is the successor to iptables. So when implementing a firewall for UBOS, the logical thing to do is to use the new thing instead of the clumsier old thing. But I give up. I cannot figure out how this thing works. All the how-to pages that I found essentially have the same examples,…

Open-sourcing my (literal) Pain In The Butt

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="147"] Piriformis Muscle[/caption] Update 2015-11-06. Imagine you have a painful medical condition, and the doctors aren’t able to help you. What do you do? This is the situation I find myself in. Since March, I have been in almost-constant pain, deep inside my butt, and down my leg. I have seen close…