June 19, 2018

Apprentice Days Online: 1998 - 2000

Moving on browsing through my online history. At some point, my days started filling up with learning new things, and boy were there plenty of new things to deal with. Building network environments on top of Linux and BNC wiring. Running most of the relevant Linux services locally, including shared internet access for, by now, three or four desktop PCs in the whole house. HTML and very early styling just by using a plain text editor. Read more

June 8, 2018

Libre SaaS

With Microsoft acquiring github a few days ago, distrust in large platforms and platform operators in parts of the community once again gets even worse than it has been before, following events such as Facebooks Cambridge Analytica affair. Looking around in my tech filter bubble which is pretty much dominated by people from a FLOSS, security, privacy background, there seems only one valid way of dealing with such issues once and for all: Decentralize, at all costs. Read more

June 6, 2018

Early Days Online: 1996 - 1998

My history on the internet and the World Wide Web starts in late 1996 when enlisting for the winter courses at the Chemnitz Institute of Technology. Had some years of “computing history” involving C-64 BASIC, MS-DOS and early variants of MS Windows. Lot of learning ahead: Started using Solaris on Sun SPARCStation 4 and 5, all along both with CDE and several open-source desktop environments such as FVWM95. Drastically changed most of my working habits, took time getting used to. Read more

June 6, 2018

Starting over.

Into playing with technology and reconsidering rebuilding most of this site and everything related to it. Not one single reason for trying to do so, it’s just that the web, “my” web, has profoundly and drastically changed throughout the last couple of years. And, as always, these changes didn’t happen all at once but rather in small, incremental steps, transforming the digital world I got in touch with, I got used to back as much as early 1996. Read more

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