Abbreviation: hypertext markup language A file format for text documents. As you use the web, your browser downloads content in this format, interprets it, and presents you with a web page. What’s hypertext? Basically, text with links to other text. As can be seen by opening it in a text editor, the HTML of aContinue reading “HTML”
Ideas about non-linear ways of representing information […] precede the invention of the computer. But it was computer technology that enabled a blossoming of competing hypertext projects, various network protocols and commercial software products.
I don’t have a great reason for not having a Facebook account, for deleting mine, as I did, a couple of months ago. But I’m okay with that. I’m not particularly interested in convincing other people to follow my lead, at least not right now. But I do think Facebook is rather bad. Here’s someContinue reading “After Facebook”
Here’s an exciting player in the ascendant decentralised computing space: Holochain. It’s a ‘post-blockchain’ platform for apps that communicate peer-to-peer, with secure user identities and cryptographically-validated shared data. This week, key Holo people and creative collective darVOZ are running a sprint-athon in London. This is where I met them (people in both groups) for the firstContinue reading “Hacking on Holochain: first impressions”
Here’s the newest component of my little media empire, a chat room: chat.operatingspace.net It runs on Urbit, which is a fascinating, complex project which I’ll sum up here as: a decentralised, programmable social network. This blog post is a tutorial for something I just learned how to do: set up nginx to give a niceContinue reading “Using nginx to give your Urbit page a nice URL”