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Privacy, data ownership, federation, and the Matrix chat network

Matrix is a federated chat network. If you already know what it means, feel free to skip ahead a bit. Otherwise, here's the (very terse)[1] gist of it: The gist of it There are a number of issues with chat apps. Let's disregard those of accessibility or usability - there are plenty of tools with great user experiences, so everyone can find something just right. Let's just focus on two common issues: privacy and ownership. Privacy - and I also include security in this, since you can hardly have privacy if your communication lines aren't secure[2] - determines...

Getting Started with Github Actions for .NET Core

When I pushed my recent Ghoplin mini-project to GitHub, it automatically offered to define a build action. I really liked the user experience here: GitHub offered the Action feature, detected my project type and generated a file, with project-appropriate defaults and in the correct folder. I updated the dontnet version in the script and tried it; everything works and the task reports a success. name: .NET Core on: [push] jobs: build: runs-on: ubuntu-latest steps: - uses: actions/checkout@v1 - name: Setup .NET Core uses: actions/setup-dotnet@v1 with: dotnet-version: 3.1.10 - name: Build run: dotnet publish -r...

Trying out Passbolt (with Docker)

A step-by-step guide for getting from a clean Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to a running Passbolt instance with a simplistic Docker setup....

Tinkering with Transposit (beta) and AirTable

Transposit is an interesting new service that aims to help when you're trying to connect various apps (or, more specifically, their APIs) together. But it does it in a novel way: it lets you query various data sources as if they were SQL objects. That is an ingenious idea: most of us already know SQL and it maps quite well to what we're trying to achieve with many of the APIs. To illustrate: Transposit lets you treat various services as SQL schema and query them; not only that, it lets you perform joins and other operations and mix them with...

PyCon SK 2019

Last time I've written about PyCon was in in 2016, when it came to Slovakia for the first time. I have attended every year since, and if I was impressed then, I have to say each subsequent year was better than the one before it. It always covers a bevy of topics, from Python to machine learning, various projects people are working on, best practices in architecture, social and societal impacts of technology (people from slovensko.digital always make an appearance) and more. I especially appreciate the tracks about teaching and education, since that topic interests me a lot and,...