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.
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.)
Very pumped for the next issue of the N-O-D-E zine
Taking a deep dive into MTP https://gerritniezen.com/taking-a-deep-dive-into-mtp
Baking bread with very little effort https://gerritniezen.com/baking-bread-with-very-little-effort
Making Habanero hot sauce https://gerritniezen.com/making-habanero-hot-sauce
Making a Hide & Seek mobile web app https://gerritniezen.com/making-a-hide-and-seek-mobile-web-app
Making my own webcam: Part 3 https://gerritniezen.com/making-my-own-webcam-part-3
Making my own webcam: Part 2 https://gerritniezen.com/making-my-own-webcam-part-2
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: https://gerritniezen.com/getting-started-with-web-nfc
Making something for the Stay-at-home TH/NGS Jam https://gerritniezen.com/making-something-for-the-stay-at-home-th-ngs-jam
Making a strainer lid for sprouts https://gerritniezen.com/making-a-strainer-lid-for-sprouts
Making chocolate mousse from aquafaba https://gerritniezen.com/making-chocolate-mousse-from-aquafaba
Trying out a distraction-free phone https://gerritniezen.com/trying-out-a-distraction-free-phone
An AI created my lunch today.. https://gerritniezen.com/an-ai-created-my-lunch-today
Repetition is better than new experiences https://gerritniezen.com/repetition-is-better-than-new-experiences
Maker of open-source software and hardware
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.