Local-first software – You own your data, in spite of the cloud Cloud apps like Google Docs and Trello are popular because they enable real-time collaboration with colleagues, and they make it easy for us to access our work from all of our devices. However, by centralizing data storage on servers, cloud apps also take …Continue reading "Local-first software"
Spent some time out in the garden this afternoon with the iPad. No WiFi signal, but I was able to listen to a podcast and do some reading. Sun was out, got some Vitamin D into me. 🙂 Forecast for tomorrow is very warm, will do mowing then I think.Continue reading
Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner have been elected the new Leader and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. Neither were my first choice, but I’m hoping that they can a) work together, b) bring the entire party with them. I have a lot of trepidation, though…Continue reading
The Guardian have preserved this article from the late Jack Schofield’s first column for the paper’s then-new computer section, How to buy a computer in 1983. It’s instructive now to see just how many different hardware platforms there were back then, with very little to no compatibility between then. Also, imitation of popular games was …Continue reading "How to buy a computer in 1983"
Glossary: The #Thuggerati… Mike Fealty: Anonymous Thuggerati operate as a sort of “fog machine” aimed at sowing doubt and discouraging critical discussion of otherwise tractable realities. It features the introduction of taboos on specific forms of information or categories of news. It involves the simplification of complex matter of common interest, confirmation of ingroup bias …Continue reading "#Thuggerati"
£55 billion of NHS PFI debt has not been written off: with so much else that now needs to be reformed if the NHS is to serve us into the future Richard Murphy: Clapping for the NHS is one thing. But sweeping away Tory ecological impositions upon it is what is really required.Continue reading
Jack Schofield, Guardian’s Ask Jack tech columnist, dies at 72 This is sad news for me. I have fond memories of his writings on technology for the Guardian in the 80s and 90s.Continue reading
Four Cartoonists On What They Want to Happen to Their Bodies Personally, I’d like my organs donated to others (if they’re still healthy), or else be cremated and have my ashes deposited somewhere special.Continue reading
Just listened to Seth Godin’s call for better curation on his podcast Akimbo. Well worth a listen, and I feel it chimes well with the movement to blog and publish for ourselves, rather than for what the social networks will reward.Continue reading
Yesterday I discovered MacUpdater via the MacSparky monthly newsletter. Unlike the similarly-named MacUpdate Desktop app, it just checks that your apps are up-to-date, and does that really well. Highly recommended!Continue reading