Category Archives: microblog

Short posts, tweet-like. Republished at https://micro.blog/ton

Ton Zijlstra

21 June, 2018

Last week I sent all Dutch Members of the European Parliament (MEP) a message to voice my opposition to both Article 11 and 13 of the proposed new Copyright Directive. It is telling that only MEPs opposing those articles have responded to me. No one in favour of it bothered to let me know their reasoning.

Ton Zijlstra

20 June, 2018

The 6th floor of Utrecht City Hall is publicly accessible and set up as a co-working space. Lots of different tables and corners for small groups to meet and work. And good coffee. Very good use of a public building, and right next to the central station. Working here today with 3 colleagues from across the country on a project for the Province of South-Holland, unrelated to Utrecht city.

Ton Zijlstra

19 June, 2018

I want to automate counting the number of blogposts I post in a week. Am assuming that the likeliest way of doing that is parsing the RSS feed for timestamps, and count them that way. Do you have any pointers to where such a RSS parser script (for Mac or MAMP) might be found?

Ton Zijlstra

19 June, 2018

At Delft university today, to present and talk about some of my/our recent open data experiences and observations. And to discuss what type of research questions that means for the open data research team at the faculty of technology, policy and management.

Ton Zijlstra

8 June, 2018

Looking forward to catching up with Lilia Efimova and Nancy White. Nancy is visiting here from Seattle. In Nancy’s words we’ve been ‘imaginary friends’ (i.e. online friends) since a very long time, at least since 2004.

Ton Zijlstra

4 June, 2018

TFW I eagerly go through a list of recent ‘SF titles you should read’ to find I’ve read all of them but one, that I threw aside. TFW years ago I realised all new SF I was reading (except the space operas) was based on extrapolating tech I was actively tinkering with myself, that I had caught up with SF’s starting points. The realisation a bit later that it meant I could contribute to shaping it, and make SF happen in reality sort of.