Self Sovereign Identity (SSI)

I came across the words “self sovereign identity”. It seems to be something friends have been working on for a while; here my initial links and notes. I suppose the big question is, what can a self-certifying identity server access?

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Back to XMPP

With the imminent arrival of the state hacking of end-to-end encryption, I decided to have another look at XMPP. Here are my notes.

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Twitter’s Algo

Twitter have published their scoring algo. It has been summarised by Akash Gupta on twitter, which I have gathered into a threadreaderapp page, I’ll make some notes when I get round to it. I have noticed that the ‘for you’ feed has become less interesting and usefully provoking and some shit is leaking in.

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The Metaverse

So what’s this, a buzzword or a new basic technology. Who knows? Below/overleaf are my notes and links. Enjoy!

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Political postcodes

How to get an MP name from a post code? I fancy doing this, Obviously “they work for you” have this? Could I write a script or copy their code? I had a look and on first review their database is obfuscated. Can I build my own and how and where to host it? I…

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One Protocol to Rule them all

I say, can tech vendors meets the coming EU messaging systems interoperability requirements. A white paper “One Protocol to Rule Them All? On Securing Interoperable Messaging” by Jenny Blessing (U. of Cambridge) and Ross Anderson (U. of Cambridge & Edinburgh)

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GNUplot

I have some data series I want to plot on my linux systems and so I am pointed at gnuplot and eplot. Here are my notes, …

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Modals & NWN Test

This page was built to test the required code to get the hint modals working on The Harp & Chrysanthemum page. It contains the three modals, which do not display until racked up and down. This has been tested on Firefox and is usable, and on Opera, which behaves oddly, and still requires to be…

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Central Bank Digital Currency

The Govt have issued a consultation on how to implement a Central Bank Digital Currency. I say, that it seems to make as much difference to what we do today as a fart in a hurricane. Have I got it wrong? Consumers, that’s you and me will still pay using a card or a phone…

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The economics of the ERDF

In considering the recommendations of the CoFoE on digitsation, I came to consider how economies innovate and how competitive the EU is in the technology industries. The key programme may be the EU Regional Development Fund. See also their factsheet. This of course has relevance due to the announcement of the UK’s levelling up grants…

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