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Can “Indie” Social Media Save Us? – Cal Newport, The New Yorker

A nice article about the IndieWeb, published on a paywalled site ("you have three articles left this month") 🤷🏼‍♂️. I find it a bit too focussed on servers and social media platforms, but with the right angle about 'engineered adictiveness'.


(…) a loose collective of developers and techno-utopians that calls itself the IndieWeb has been creating another alternative. The movement’s affiliates are developing their own social-media platforms, which they say will preserve what’s good about social media while jettisoning what’s bad. They hope to rebuild social media according to principles that are less corporate and more humane.

Take back your web - Tantek Çelik @ Beyond Tellerrand Conference, Düsseldorf 2019

Empty row of red seats, in the background the Beyond Tellerrand Logo on a mirror above the bar

Watch this. Understand this.

For quite a while now I really think we are at a crucial point in the history of the web.

Beyond Tellerrand Düsseldorf 2019

Empty row of red seats, in the background the Beyond Tellerrand Logo on a mirror above the bar

For the ninth year I attended this great small conference about Web, Design and going beyond. Here are some notes and thoughts. Maybe I polish it later, but I want to get this out of my head.

These moments stuck with me - which does not mean that any talk that is not mentioned here didn't. This conference's iteration was very very very good, there was not one talk that wasn't great. All killers, no fillers. This here is just a first .brain { overflow: visible;}:

The Power of Metaphor - Mike Hill @Beyond Tellerrand Conference, Düsseldorf 2019

This talk yesterday kind of illustrated the frame for many of the stories that were told by the talks that followed.

The circle of stories, the archetypes, the whole 'going from the known to the unknown', the 'old self / new self' transformation, the dragon's den… there's a lot of that to be found in the (success) stories about the great creative works that followed on stage.

I love how Marc Thiele curates the talks of Beyond Tellerrand.
It is like putting together a tape for your crush, or making a set list. ...

WordPress 5.2

WordPress Logo an die VW-Fabrik gephotoshopped

Eine neue fünfer WordPress-Version ist gestern erschienen, mit einigen Zutaten, die den Entwicklern und Admins von WordPress-befeuerten Seiten das Leben leichter machen sollen und man hat wohl die Zugänglichkeit des Backends weiter verbessert:

This administrator-focused update will let you safely fix or manage fatal errors without requiring developer time. It features better handling of the so-called “white screen of death,” and a way to enter recovery mode, which pauses error-causing plugins or themes. (…)
A number of changes work together to improve contextual awareness and keyboard navigation flow for those using screen readers and other assistive technologies.

Die Mindest-PHP-Version ...

This is the end of the web as we know it

… and I don't feel fine.

die anstehende beschlossene Urheberrechtsreform der EU; die geplante "EU-Verordnung zur Verhinderung der Verbreitung terroristischer Online-Inhalte", und mal ein paar Newsmeldungen der letzten Tage:

Official EU Agencies Falsely Report More Than 550 Archive.org URLs as Terrorist Content:

Thus, we are left to ask – how can the proposed legislation realistically be said to honor freedom of speech if these are the types of reports that are currently coming from EU law enforcement and designated governmental reporting entities? It is not possible for us to process these reports using human review within a very limited ...

Pizza Hawaii

Die einzig wahre.

Photo: Tom Arnold

Van Halen and The Jackson 5 - Mean Machine, Mashups by Bill McClintock

Mashups hatte ich auch schon länger nicht mehr auf dem Radar, aber was der Kollege Bill McClintock da zusammenschraubt ist ganz großes Ohrenkino. Und gehört leider mit Artikel 13/17 der kürzlich beschlossenen Urheberrechtsreform wohl der Vergangenheit an. Kein Uploadüberwachungsalgorithmus kann durchschauen, ob es sich durch die Montage von mehreren urheberrechtlich geschützten Werken um ein neues, eigenes Werk mit genügend Schöpfungshöhe handelt oder nicht. Also wird sowas wohl in Zukunft direkt abgelehnt, sicher ist sicher. Von daher: klickt Euch durch den Kanal von Bill und geniesst die Songs, solange Ihr noch könnt.

Nettes Detail zum Billy Idol / Bob Marley ...

RIP Dick Dale

Dick Dale Autogramkarte ohne Autogram, an einem Fender Showman Amp
Dick Dale, known as “King of The Surf Guitar,” has passed away

Lemmy von Motörhead und Dick Dale: Es gibt niemanden, der kompromissloser "Musik" gelebt hat, als diese beiden.

Ich habe Dick Dale zwei mal live erleben dürfen, 1997 in seiner Heimatstadt Boston, wo zum Schluss des Gigs noch seine Klassenlehrerin auf die Bühne eingeladen wurde, und vor ein paar Jahren in der Räucherkammer im Schlachthof Wiesbaden, wo ich nach dem Konzert zu scheu war, ihn um ein Autogram zu bitten und deshalb ...