Posts tagged with “Free Software”

Nov 20, 2015

If it's not practical to redistribute free software, it's not free software in practice.

Jan 4, 2014

If you don't have full source to your firmware you don't have a system you can trust.

Aug 4, 2012

Don’t rely on the cloud. It’s great to have online storage you can get at from all your various devices, but when the shit goes down and your under attack, nothing is more secure than a hard drive you can unplug and hide in a shoebox in the closet. It’s not the most convenient way to back up, but you’ll thank yourself for it.

Jul 26, 2012

How much do you depend on Google?

Have you ever thought how much do you depend on Google? I've never thought, but I'm learning about it now.

It seems that Google is +almost+ down in Brazil right now and I don't know why, because the search is the most affected. I can't access my email or chat to someone else. The social network I've been using recently isn't working. But OK. I don't need to read my email everyday, right? Let's do something else.

Maybe I could watch some videos on YouTube. Wait... Let's try again...

The last week I was planning to learn a recipe, but I forgot about it. Great! Wait... The search is down.

OK. Let's read some news. At least I host my own RSS reader instead of using Google Reader. After reading some news I found a new word in English, but I couldn't look for its meaning. I read about an "interesting project(Projet Meshnet)": that is planning to free the Internet, but I can't search for more information.

Obviously, I could use another search engine (and in fact I "did(DuckDuckGoog)":, but it's interesting to see how dependent we're on Google and The Cloud. And I can only conclude that freeing yourself from The Cloud is the best choice we have.