Items for August 2021

On the power of pushing back against the marginalisation of sex workers

Tags: religion, sexuality, business, history

Free Software NOT as in `free speech,` NOR as in `free beer`

Tags: internet, politics

Colombian officials accidentally reveal details on Big Pharma’s immunity for adverse reactions to COVID vaccines

Besides the eye-watering costs, the nation agreed to indemnify the manufacturers from any legal responsibility for adverse events arising from the use of their products.

Tags: health, business, politics

How to Fork a Book: The Radical Transformation of Publishing

Tags: computers, books

Turns out b2evolution is now a complete social networking app, and looks really nice. Large, but clear and easy to figure out. Edit: also fast. Too bad it's basically abandoned.

Tags: internet, tech

Just completed my periodic survey of the flat-file CMS market. FlatPress is a decent option I missed so far. Kind of dusty and creaky, but usable. Bludit is still unbeatable.

Tags: internet, tech