Skip to main content on Twitter: "Sad news as @SlackHQ announces it is switching off its IRC/XMPP gateways Consider switching to Matrix/Riot - we're open, decentralized, interoperable and we'll _never_ restrict the clients you can use to access your messages." A Cooperative Decentralized Social Network

I'm at and will POSSE there.  I love the self-hosting ethos of -- but sometimes you need to work together to accomplish a larger goal. That's where coops shine.


A Christmas message from Björk.

A Christmas message from Björk.

Wishing everyone the curiosity, surreality and poetry of the season.


Today's must read - "The Scientists who Make Apps Addictive" from 1843 Magazine

When your industry calls the most profitable users "Whales" you know there's a problem.  I keep a copy of Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion around just to inoculate myself from these black arts.



Tech Industry: upgrade thyself -- How do we reform tech? by @anildash

The industrial scale of todays technology causes tech to become alienated from the very users they are supposed to serve.  (Never mind that we should be talking about People, not "Users").


Code Next Opens in Oakland, creating diversity through Constructionism

"From a design point of view it is a truly unique experience that very much leans on an educational theory known as constructionism. This codified curriculum will soon be available to the entire world as an open source."


Ethical Design Manifesto

I love how this succinctly captures the values I hold dear.  Delightful design based on open principles with recognition of human effort.  I have a copy printed out at my desk.


We practice Ethical Design