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A humble test of Humble DRM-free Linux games

I’ve tested almost 100 DRM free Linux games from the Humble bundles and store. My goal was to see if normal, non-geek PC users will be able to play them. Your mileage may vary! But this is my experience. I’ve used a Clevo W840 SU laptop with Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 and 16.04, with the Gnome Staging PPA. Humble has a DRM-Freedom sale right now, so I’m publishing my test results even though I have more games I still want to test (so check back later).

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First steps to weaken Facebook and take back the web

Merk: Denne teksten er mer enn ett år gammel. Jeg kan ikke garantere at alt som står her fremdeles er riktig eller det jeg mener. Les likevel og skriv en kommentar om du lurer på noe! English: Old post, might be outdated.

Using  federation to fight and win over Facebook is possible. But it will take time. Here are two ideas for how to start strengthening the open web right now.

What is the allure of Facebook? Why is everyone using it (including me), even though it’s clearly bad for our online freedom and privacy (read: bad for the world)? There are a ton of features which makes Facebook almost impossible to escape, like

  • «Everyone» is there, making it easy to keep in touch with old and new friends
  • There’s a group for anything
  • It’s dead simple to create new groups, making it ideal for collaboration
  • A simple chat function lets you see if someone is online and start talking with them right away, straight from the tab in your browser that you already have open
  • Get all the latest news from your favorite blogs, web comics and everything else in one place by the click of a «Like»-button.

And all of this is available anywhere, not just where you have your chat client etc.

These are some of the functionalities we need to replicate if we want people to move away from Facebook. In many ways Facebook are what the internet should’ve been from the very beginning: You should’ve always been able to start collaborating with anyone; friend, acquaintance or anonymous unknown person. You should’ve always been able to tell people you meet to add you online to keep in touch. In a way you always have, but Facebook made it all so much simpler. But they didn’t just make it simpler, they locked it up, data mined it and let NSA in to look around too. That’s why it’s high time the open meadow of the internet takes these features back from the walled garden of Facebook.

The recent revelations about NSA and GCHQ spying and the fact that Facebook don’t let you see everything shared by those you subscribe to («Like») unless they pay for you to see it should make it clearer than ever that change is desperately needed.

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Audio recording: My almost-exclusive interview with Cory Doctorow + debate on copyrights

Merk: Denne teksten er mer enn ett år gammel. Jeg kan ikke garantere at alt som står her fremdeles er riktig eller det jeg mener. Les likevel og skriv en kommentar om du lurer på noe! English: Old post, might be outdated.

I will always remember Monday 14/09 as the day I almost got an exclusive interview with Cory Doctorow, entirely by chance.

Update: The first audio recording is now back. Sorry about that, and thanks for the patience.

Cory Doctorow. Veslebror ser deg in the front. Licensed CC BY-SA 2.0 by NRKbeta.

In connection with the translation of his latest novel, the brilliant Little Brother, into Norwegian («Veslebror ser deg«), Cory Doctorow hopped on a plane and flew to Norway. Here the Norwegian publisher of Little Brother, Samlaget, was planing two gigs for him: First a meeting with school children at 13:00, and then a debate at 19:00. Meeting with school children was a great idea, since that’s who the book is for, and it’s crucial for our future that young people get more aware of the threats on our freedoms that Little Brother talks about. The problem was just that Norway had the audacity to arrange an election on the same day, and thus all school children had the day off. Samlaget became aware of this only a short time in advance, so they didn’t have much time to announce that anyone could come.

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