Digital #privacy , and especially mobile privacy, always seem to be in the popular headlines these days. Does this mean that people are becoming more aware of digital privacy issues? My anecdotal view is that they are, but I'm wondering if there is any survey out there that backs up or refutes this notion? /cc #blogthis
UK Government Called Out on Non-Support of IPv6
The problem with #ipv6 is that it's like Y2K with no (or at any rate an extremely amorphous) deadline. We all know that limping along with IPv4 will basically continue to work for the time being, and that an enormous amount of work will be required to move everyone over to v6. The reward is similarly amorphous – things will "work better" in the "long term."
So what do we need to do to kick-start this? We've already had a "World IPv6 Day" and that seemed to come and go with little fanfare.
What is the end user experience or service that IPv6 enables which will result in a groundswell of popular support for moving to IPv6? Or is this one of those things that just won't happen without a public mandate?
BitTottent Plans to "Go Legit" in 2013?
Er – I don't mean to burst their bubble, but from my PoV the main users of BitTorrent are people who probably can't get access to the content they are torrenting via legitimate means. See this episode of "The Oatmeal" for a quick primer: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/game_of_thrones. This issue is exacerbated even further when you consider all the international usage – e.g. Hulu doesn't stream outside the U.S. not because of technical reasons but because the rights holders have only licensed Hulu for North American distribution. European and other distribution rights are licensed to other provers. As long as this byzantine web of content distribution rights continues to exist, peer-to-peer file sharing will never be able to "go legit" and if they didn't exist then BitTorrent wouldn't need to exist anyway… #woolythinking
Keep calm and trust HTML5 – the video is out: http://vimeo.com/54188798 – notes, slides and screencast are on the blog: http://christianheilmann.com/2012/11/23/keep-calm-and-trust-html5-chris-heilmann-hackernews-meetup/
Very cool example of m2m that incorporates a smartphone experience to do something useful – give EV drivers information that helps them get the most out of their vehicles. Would like to see an API on top of this though to enable this to plug in to existing navigation or mapping apps.
Very excited to be in the planning stages for Over the Air 2013! #ota13
And yet more news on BBC about the future of the #InterplanetaryInternet ! There's definitely a thing going on about this. /cc
Google search page background images are going away. I guess I was the only one who thought these were neat? I am going to miss my Tower Viewer. Maybe I should start using Bing? #grumblegrumble
Ok – I realized recently that I hadn’t posted on this blog since January of this year. However, I have been very active in putting my voice out there in other social media. I’ve been active on Twitter, I’ve been active on Facebook, and (surprisingly, to me) I’ve been increasingly active on Google+. I say surprisingly because I, like many others, was initially pretty skeptical of Google’s foray into the social networking scene. However, after using it for quite a while, I’ve found myself gravitating over there for the kind of expression that used to take place on my Blog. Google+ seems to work well for longer-form content, and especially as as a place to generate discussion. There also seems to be a good critical mass of people there. However, I’m not comfortable having Google+ be the only record of my longer-form posts. So, as an experiment, I’ve installed the Google+ plug-in and as of today I’ll be automatically importing new (public) messages I post to Google+ into my blog here. This through the magic of the Google+ API. That way I figure I can have the best of both worlds: people can view, comment on or link to any of my posts on Google+ or here and I can keep a record of everything I’ve said here in my self-hosted WordPress instance.