Use a .dev domain? Not anymore.

Great post by Daryl Koopersmith over at Medium about the history of the internet and domain names.

Before the internet, before domain names, and before I was born, there was the ARPANET — the little network that could. What started as a network that bridged four research centers in the western United States became the foundations of the internet we know today.

The ARPANET connected computers called hosts together using giant, wired routers called Interface Message Processors (IMPs). These routers served as the nodes of the network, and allowed the research centers to communicate with one another.

— Read on medium.engineering/use-a-dev-domain-not-anymore-95219778e6fd

Destroyed my Keybase account today by losing my passphrase and not having the Mac app installed to prove my identity. No other option but to completely reset the account and prove all of my identities again.

Lesson learned. Keep a backup of important information that can’t be recovered.

Take the Power Back

Oliver Reichenstein at ia.net

The answer to the passive consumption of trash is the active formulation of questions, the active search for answers and the active work of putting complex knowledge and diffuse feelings into clear words. Unlike getting fed from those feeds, searching, researching, reflecting, and concise writing has the power to clear the mind. We need to write on our own domains. Don’t post thoughts on Facebook. Use it to get traffic. Drop Medium for blogging. Own your writing. Use Twitter carefully. And on your domain, send people to other domains you like, outside the usual black holes, if possible.

— Read on ia.net/topics/take-the-power-back/