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Category Archives: Happenstance

I fell victim to one of the classic blunders…

Nope, I didn't get involved in a land war in Asia, but I did let yet another exciting thought exercise trick me into picking up a coding project I don't have time for. Happenstance was supposed to be just a … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 geek, Happenstance

Key management strategies for Happenstance

Fundamental to the design of Happenstance is the idea that everything you publish, messages and meta-data, is cryptographically signed. The need for the signature stems from the distributed nature of the system. I.e. as messages are published and copied to … Continue reading

August 12, 2012 geek, Happenstance

The problem with the Benevolent Dictator

Just 2 days left before either funds or fades away. It's pretty close, so a last minute push might do it. But regardless of funding, they will have a tough road ahead, since weening the internet off the "free" user-as-product … Continue reading

August 11, 2012 geek, Happenstance

Towards a decentralized, federated status network

So everyone is talking about and I agree with almost everything they say. I'm all for promoting services in which the user is once again the customer rather than, as in ad supported systems, the product. But it seems … Continue reading

July 27, 2012 geek, Happenstance