Liberalism, the foundation of our current political structures, was conceptualised during the Enlightenment period in the 16th century. Philosophical and academic contributions came from many people, different parts of the world, but John Locke is widely considered the “Father of Liberalism”. Continue reading “Rebooting Liberalism – part 1: Voting”
Taking time off from work is strange. I don’t mean vacation, but literally stop working for a few months. Continue reading “Taking time off”
I haven’t written a whole lot about this on my blog so far. Isabell and I are going away on a journey. A long journey!
Bitcoin is not an original concept, as many people would like to think. In fact, Bitcoin is the result of quite a few iterations of similar ideas from the past.Continue reading “The ideas before Bitcoin”
People or organisations often think about software security as only defined by the software itself. As long as the software has the right features I’m ok, right?Continue reading “Software security — process, operations and software — in that order”
I’ve worked with content management systems like Drupal and WordPress for about 12 years. I’ve been registered on drupal.org for over 10 years. It’s been very interesting to see how the technology and its user experience has evolved time. In this post I’m giving Gutenberg a short ride.Continue reading “Trying Gutenberg”
I haven’t had the mental capacity this week to think of my own topic for a blog post. So here’s a short list of interesting things and articles I found in the past few days.
There’s been a lot of conflicting talk in the news recently about “a strong economy” vs “are we in a financial bubble”. I believe the latter is true, and here’s why. Continue reading “What does a financial bubble look like?”
A friend just asked me where to find more information about Bitcoin and blockchain technology. Here are the links I sent to this person.
I recently had a fun conversation with someone about calories, in food specifically. It’s pretty common to count calories, or at least to acknowledge those numbers that grocery stores now put on the front of packages (instead of hidden on the back). They must be very important, right?