Recently I read a blog post by André Staltz titled “The Web began dying in 2014, here’s how“. The post talks about how the siloization (I think I just made up that word) of internet traffic around the three tech giants: Google, Facebook, and Amazon.
Writing posts like these never get easier. I went for a long walk to get my thoughts in order but they are still a mess so forgive me if my sentences seem the same.
This morning I found out that a friend, Natalie Nguyen (@tipsytentacle) had passed away due to suicide.
Natalie and I did not know each other very well but the one thing I did know about her is that she loved to play a game called OpenTTD.
Therefore, in her name I have made a small donation to the OpenTTD project. I hope the game brings others joy like it did Natalie.
Gone but not forgotten.
Rest in peace Natalie.
This post will contain spoilers for the first two episodes of season one of Star Trek: Discovery. I’ll be putting a ‘Read More’ tag after this paragraph so you don’t see the entirety of this post when you load the front page of my site.
You have been warned.
The US House of Representatives just voted to eliminate the FCC ISP privacy rules. If you are interested in a further reading about the details of said rules, this article is a good place to get started.
As Americans begin to accept this new reality, the discourse shifts to what we can do to workaround this particular issue. Yes, VPNs are a workaround at best, and a shitty one at that.
Let me explain.