A universal subscribe button

SubToMe is a universal subscribe button that you can add to your weblog. You just add small bit of HTML that shows a subscribe button. The software is written in Javascript and runs in your browser. It doesn’t need a central server. Take a look and add it to your weblog.

April 22, 2013

How articles could disappear

A small list of ways how articles (or documents) will disappear at some future point in time. User error removes the originals User error removes the generated files on the server Hard disk failure (on server) Hard disk failure (on author) Backup failure (one, two and three) Server failure Hosting company out of business Domain name registrar out of business Media company out of business (Author’s) Death Lack of interest Lack of technical expertise Removed everything in anger Revisionism Changed interests Cost savings Changes in publishing software Conversion costs Backwards incompatible software changes Changes in laws

January 3, 2011

On the Fragility of the Internet

The internet is an amazing place. Read the news, follow your favorite writers, hang out with your friends, watch videos and fall in love. It’s all possible on the internet. It feels as if it was there forever and it will never go away. However with every click of your mouse or key press on your keyboard, you chip away at the internet. With every byte you send and receive the hardware of the internet becomes a little bit worse....

January 3, 2011

Faster ADSL by changing the cable

At the end of this year the download speed of our ADSL subscription is increased to 6 MBit/s. The problem was that somehow we did get less than 1 MBit/s. This problem was fixed by making a new cable to the ADSL router/modem. The new problem now is that I don’t have a clue about why this cable is better than the previous one.

December 28, 2005