Do you remember clickbaiting? In the two millennia, this was a vicious way to attract attention. The practice was simple: assign an exciting teaser to a boring article. That will get people excited and increase engagement. What was criticized by quality journalism then is the standard today.
I am using Obsidian for note taking and writing documentation. With Canvas-Feature you can create simple visualizations and link notes from the vault. Here is an example:
I feel very uncertain about the near future. Climate change, migration, pandemics, rise of populism, oligopolistic capitalism i, post-fact, artificial intelligence, the list goes on. It is a lot to think about and to make sense of. However, I try to embrace what comes and avoid doom and gloom. Making up new words is one way into the future.
In 2022 I read 18 books. Some of them were good and some bad. Out of these books only two stuck with me: There Is No Antimemetics Division by qntm and Undinge by Byung-Chul Han.
There Is No Antimemetics Division deals with the idea of antimemes, which is the opposite of a meme or to put it plainly is non-information. qntm is a prolific writer for the scp wiki. Scp is a database of fictional anomalous objects, entities, and phenomena. The idea of antimemes is very strange and difficult to grasp, however, qntm built a very engaing story with this subject.
Undinge is an exploration of paradigm shifts of things becoming “smart” things. Han is a contemporary philosopher and in this book he skilfully describes the problem of objects that suddenly produce data and dictate to us as humans.
Die E-ID ist ein staatlich anerkannter Identifikationsnachweis. Alle Informationen zur E-ID werden unter http://eid.ch publiziert. Ich verfolge das Projekt nur am Rande, bin am Thema aber sehr interessiert. Kryptographie, Politik und Wirtschaft treffen hier aufeinander.
Bei AdNovum war ich als Identity und Access Management (IAM) Integrator angestellt. Dabei habe ich viel über Zertifikate, Infrastruktur, Kryptographie und Systemtechnik im Allgemeinen gelernt. Mit diesem Wissen habe versucht eine E-ID zu skizzieren. Die folgende Grafik zeigt wie eine E-ID konzeptionell funktionieren könnte:
I am an (addicted) Magic: The Gathering player. I love the game, its complexity, the story and of course its art. The card in the header image is Abrupt Decay. Inspired by its caption and artwork I wrote a short poem about decay and regress:
Hyperscalers are cloud service provider such as Google, Alibaba, Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. They provide infrastructure, computing power and a variety of services. Companies, states and organisations can use their services and are billed by usage.
The name hyperscaler implies that the more organisations are using their services the cheaper they become. This effect causes organisations to migrate their infrastructure and services to their hyperscaler of choice.
At first thought it seems like good practice, however, there a few issues that make these hyperscalers a menace.
As of 27th of October 2022 Elon Musk owns Twitter. With the $44 billion acquisition Twitter went private. As I am not a big fan of Musk (he is a megalomaniac) I think the time has come to quit Twitter. For me quitting Twitter is one more step to quit social media entirely.