darkriver.net is coming back

I am slowly working on bringing my website back online.

I have had a website on darkriver.net since 1999. It has never been pretty; I am not a web designer. At first it was mostly written by hand with the help of a few scripts and a tool called Website Meta Language. Later, when I decided to modernise a bit, I tried different CMS software like ZenPhoto and Drupal. I have now settled on WordPress.    Continue reading

Reducing dependency on Google services

This is a work in progress. I will update this post as I go along.

I use an Android phone which comes loaded with useful Google services, like search, calendar, contacts, email, messaging, social network, maps, news, media, games… I also use some of those on the desktop. Many of those services are very compelling, easy to use, and free. But free only in the sense that there is no money is changing hands. The service is paid with information gathered about you. A lot of information.

So, here is what I am doing to try to give away a bit less information about me. Also things that I am considering, or just thinking about. I won’t promise that it is all practical or coherent.

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