The Glimpse Controversy

The first version of Glimpse photo editor, a fork of Gimp, just came out. Unfortunately, an avalanche of criticism by some community members has promptly followed. The reactions range from claiming the Glimpse team are not bringing any value, to accusing them of stealing the Gimp code. To be honest, I found the overall tone […]

Use passphrases instead of passwords

The other day I wanted to buy a concert ticket from a website I haven’t visited before. That meant creating a new account (even though that shouldn’t really be necessary). I went through the ordeal of filling in my details, clicked “Confirm” and *bam*… the password was not good enough. As is usual, the password […]

Why Privacy Matters by Glenn Greenwald

For the last couple years, mass surveillance has been on the rise. Both governments and private entities alike track our every move online. As a result, our privacy has increasingly eroded. Under such circumstances, it is ever more important to fight for our right for it. But the problem is, that majority of population seems […]

Website Obesity

The other day, I stumbled upon an interesting talk by Maciej Cegłowski about the worrying trend of website obesity. I have to say, I fully agree with him. As it stands, the situation is getting quite ridiculous. Designers and web coders should stop the unnecessary bloat. Here’s the transcript of the talk: http://idlewords.com/talks/website_obesity.htm