I deleted my Instagram accounts today. The process is needlessly obscure - the flow on the app and the web interface only exposes an option to temporarily disable your account - which is an alarming anti-pattern; it is indeed one of the walled gardens I alluded to in an earlier post.
5⭐ for content, 4⭐ for writing style
I grew up in Indonesia, to Chinese Indonesian parents. As such I considered myself fairly knowledgeable about the events that shook my country in 1965 – the alleged Communist coup, the “counter-coup” that brought Gen.
I have been progressively getting more and more dissatisfied with the grip Big Tech firms have over our collective lives, and have been gradually pruning my use of proprietary technologies over the past months.
Can’t believe I managed to spend more than a year without updating this blog! In hindsight, perhaps sticking to open-source communication channels should have been in my 2019 resolutions…
I’ve been meaning to write a comprehensive status update, but perhaps starting small and updating more often is the way to go.