• I use Category to Pages WUD plugin, but the author pulled that plugin.
  • I want to have a similar set-up on my local WP install, and my public one.
  • So that I can use WP pages as my personal wiki, and push parts of that into public pages on my site
  • Now trying to figure out how the current plugin works and stores categories. Jan Boddez has kindly provided some information in the comments to my blogpost on this.

Things I found out:

  • I use separate categories for my pages
  • If I deactivate the plugin those categories are no longer visible and not shown on my pages
  • If I reactivate the plugin they are back, so deleting the plugin does not delete the data (as was expected)
  • The database structure is not yet clear to me, but will find out using this image
  • Question is what is the difference in representation between a category for a post and a page
  • All links have the same structure http://blog/categories/mygreatpagecategory. However if you deactivate the plugin that goes to the front page. Reactivating the plugin brings the correct result again.
  • In my test set-up also will test what happens if I use the same categories as for postings, (or seperately named but commonly used) That might make the plugin superfluous as a whole

The TechPledge is a Hippocratic oath like pledge for individual tech professionals. It is aimed at promoting human centered technology and at instilling reflective practices around tech as a key responsibility for tech professionals.

It was written during the 2019 TechFestival by the ‘Copenhagen 150’ a group of people in tech in diverse roles from over 40 countries, in 24 hours.

In the days after launch some criticisms were voiced, which are gathered below. This so it is possible to formulate a response, and perhaps adapt the TechPledge when warranted.

  • The pledge doesn’t have teeth. We need laws and regulation.
  • My specific technology(-concern) isn’t mentioned (e.g. nanotech, AI, Facebook, nuclear energy etc)
  • My specific societal concern isn’t mentioned (e.g. toxic online behaviour, verbal violence, misogyny, bigotry, hate)
  • Issues taken with specific wording (e.g. addiction, control)
  • This will not change any company’s behaviour
  • It’s too long / not concise enough (The Techpledge is 238 words, the English translation of the Hippocratic oath and the modern Geneva version are both over 300 words and the Hipprcatic oath has endured two and a half millennia
  • Will it actually be persuasive to prevent creepy (yet lucrative) behaviour?

(to be structured/added)
On addiction:
Person 1 (original tweeter:) Yes manipulation and influence exists. Yes, design shapes behavior in context. Yes, techs habits, but more like candy than heroin.

On control:
Me: It needs to be taken in the flow of the context of the techpledge.org as a whole. In that context I find it’s clearer what’s meant. For control I’d had suggested manipulation. I agree that maybe too much hinges on current perceptions of dark patterns and less timeless. That said calling out dark patterns is important. Perhaps the pledge should have said that, not willing to cooperate in designing/deploying dark patterns.
Person 2: If you are intentionally using “dark patterns”, you are intentionally using psychology to compel or addict.
Person 3: But mostly it does not make much sense. For instance fighting for democracy may in some cases entail deregulating tech or increasing control.
Me: I think you’re reading ‘control’ differently here. Control and boundaries are needed elements in any complex environment, just as allowing for emergence and experimentation, for sure. Intentionally and opaquely aiming for compulsion is a diff type of control, though.



The term I use for my feedreading. I follow people and in my feeds they ar categorised along social distance (from close friends, ever wider circles to total strangers).

It is also a notion of how I approach discovery: people link to or mention other people’s posts, I read the post and look up who wrote it etc. This triangulation works across various forms of social platforms. Also e.g. Friend1 visited a place, that place was also visited by StrangerA who has a blog which turns out to be interesting. StrangerA is added to my feeds.