Three years later

More than three years have passed since my last blogpost. I used to believe that a more hectic life would provide me with a surplus of things to write about. While that holds true, the flip side is that I now find myself with less and less time for writing.

Let's be honest, it's not just that. I have been growing a little bit unsatisfied with the current evolution of the corporate web.

I have already touched this topic when I stopped using reddit for good (here, in italian) but I really stopped to reflect when AOL-Time-Warner-Pepsico-Viacom-Halliburton-Skynet-Toyota-Trader-Joe'sMicrosoft bought Github. At the time I removed the dust from my personal git server and moved most of my stuff there. For more than a year now my GitHub heatmap has remained empty, despite it being one of the platforms where I used to engage the most frequently.

It's not that I'm exposed to more sunlight these days: I still utilize the internet, albeit in a more pseudonymous manner now.

As I mastered the art of evading the corporate web everyday I gallivanted my way across three relocations: from Paris to London and finally to Amsterdam. My faithful companion through it all? None other than my (t)rusty server. I bid adieu to all of the social networks in favor of selfhosted and federated solutions. Email is now king in my social online life but I still indulge lurking on the orange site.

A bunch of good friends joined me on this adventure, and we formed a close-knit community around the services we host ourselves. We interact daily through our servers. We also worked on a few art projects, if you'll permit the exageration, embodying the essence of the bygone web era. The pièce de résistance among these creations can be accessed by playfully prodding at my IP address.

To be continued.