I wrote up a short retrospective on some of the things we built at Cliqz over the last few years:

sammacbeth.eu/blog/2020/05/15/

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I made my first firefox extension!

It adds a handy button to your toolbar for surfing sites on the #merveilles webring.

You can install it from here: addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef

and you can read the source here: github.com/aadilayub/webring-e

New post on how you can install dat:// and hyper:// support in Firefox Developer Edition and Nightly:

sammacbeth.eu/blog/2020/05/08/

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A really sad day. I had hopes that
Cliqz might be a European DDG.

A combined privacy by design browser and search engine with DAT built in and some other great initiatives like Who Tracks Me.

cliqz.com/en/magazine/farewell

#NoToChrome

Thanks to work to add the crypto needed to run the latest hyper* libraries on the web, I got hyper:// urls loading in dat-webext!

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Made a new PoC today: Running a hyperdrive in a web worker, and discovery-swarm-webrtc in the non-worker. Then pipe peer connections between the two for replication.

One use-case would be using a hyperdrive in a ServiceWorker, and being able to replicate whenever a web page is opened.

The other, I may reveal later...

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The Garden and the Stream: A Technopastoral
»And when you get to that point, where you’ve mapped out 1000s of articles of your own knowledge you start to see impacts on your thought that are very hard to describe.»
hapgood.us/2015/10/17/the-gard

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Why open standards and interoperability is key to breaking the dominance of tech monopolies - a post from me on redecentralize.org :)
redecentralize.org/blog/2020/0
#redecentralize

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