Just a few days into lockdown I could not access any of the riseup pages or services from my computer (and the adventure that followed ended up in the workshop that two friends and i will stream today 30th of January from 3pm in Madrid and Berlin, 2pm in London, with an option to ask questions on IRC).Continue reading
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I couldn’t access any riseup page http://riseup.net using the ADSL provided by PepePhone for two days
Here is a screenshot
I asked both riseup and Pepephone people. On twitter.
In riseup they told me that they saw no problems, and in fact the site was well accessed from other parts of Europe.Continue reading
Indymedia fue un gran proyecto, casi mundial, nacido en Seattle, Va, EE.UU., en 1999. Fue el primer `lugar’, el primer portal de Internet en el que cualquiera que tuviera un ordenador y una conexión a Internet podía publicar sus propias noticias, su propio texto y contenido multimedia. Continue reading
Indymedia was a big, almost world wide project, born in Seattle, VA, USA, in 1999. It was the first ‘place’, the very first internet outlet where any one with a computer and an internet connection could post their own news, their own text and media content. Continue reading
Tottenham Palestine Literature Festival 2014
Is Tottenham a little village? Some one involved in the literature festival was a friend of a friend of mine, an ex-colleague of another friend and the colleague of another, although none of us knew about these connections until yesterday. [Link to the festival’s page]
Steps to self-publish
More than a how-to, this is how I did it, in small scale, without big corporations, or at least doing it at minimum cost, paying some one else to do things I absolutely could not do myself.
Electronic publication epub: the e-book
I have now converted my book to electronic format.
Some say pdf is the ‘de facto’ format for electronic publication. It can be used for computers on all platforms.
However for other devices like mobile phones or tablets, it seems the EPUB format is better or more useful. I read a few manuals and ‘how to’s but somehow they all turned up to be over complicated, so here is a more simple how to convert to epub.
This is the first translating ‘job’ I take on after the whole of the book (which has now sold 30 copies).
This time, as well as translating, I added subtitles to a Spanish video posted on YouTube, after boneidol’s suggestion, using universalsubtitles. Thanks HacktionLab for introducing this to us!
Improving your anonymity when publishing pictures
You take a picture using your only digital camera. You download it, think it valuable for your non-anonymous blog or facebook account, and upload it as it is, for other people to see, knowing it was you who took it. For whoever it is viewable, it is possible to right-click on it and find, among other things:
On email, software and network23
I continuously bug my friends to get an aktivix or riseup email address. It feels so cosy, to keep your communications away from all the surveillance.