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When things go (not quite) web native — thoughts on Mozilla IoT

Updated 2018-11-07 with a few clarifications from Kathy Giori on the Mozilla IoT team. The Internet-of-Things landscape is a mess. Everybody is trying to build the dominating IoT castle in the cloud, collecting (and almost never giving back) as much user data as possible; user wishes and needs be damned. It's no surprise that consumer…

Pond’rin’ Sovrin

The Sovrin system for "self-sovereign Identity" the latest kid on the digital identity block. It follows many other initiatives for "solving" digital identity in the almost 20 years since Microsoft Passport, which arguably was the first one, implemented so badly that is spurred a lot of people into action :-) Some of them were Liberty…

My recent post about Global Warming is all wrong

[caption id="attachment_4072" align="alignright" width="240"] Credit: Roberto Rizzato[/caption] When did you last admit you were wrong, totally and utterly wrong? In my case, that would be right now. Here is the retraction. A a few weeks ago I sat down to try and figure out how Global Warming will affect me personally and my family. I…

Programming languages I have used

Reminiscing, I thought it would be fun to make a list of all programming languages that I've used to make something useful over the years. (This does not count languages I evaluated or played around with but never produced some useful program with, or languages which aren't Turing complete: so no HTML etc) More or…