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Good morning! I'm Gerrit.

I'm into decentralized networks, open source hardware, modular design, distributed manufacturing, appropriate technology and solarpunk.

I spend most of my time liberating data from diabetes devices like insulin pumps and blood glucose meters, writing open-source software for tidepool.org.

I would like to spend more time growing food and building hardware to support that, and I hope to find inspiration here in the Merveilles.town community.

A well-argued piece from @slightlyoff as to why we need to bring more capability to web, and why the privacy concerns brought up by Mozilla and Apple are kind of a red herring.

infrequently.org/2020/06/platf

My brief time in W3C-land was filled with people yelling 'but fingerprinting!' any time someone proposed something useful. (Fingerprinting is the idea that the more features your browser exposes, the easier it is for a third party to track you as an individual collection of features.)

Is it just me, or is the home timeline not updating?

RT @modacitylife
While the rest of the world wrings their hands over bike safety, the Dutch are quietly—and quite happily—living their lives on two wheels.

They are undeniable proof that cycling itself isn’t a dangerous activity; it’s the car-first street design that often makes it so.

I've been playing around with Web NFC this evening, so I thought I'd write up a quick tutorial on how to use it: gerritniezen.com/getting-start

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Merveilles

Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.