The Social Dilemma

People who know me, know not to get me started on the dangers of using the internet. If you do make that mistake, you’ll get a string of cautions about using social media, how you are being tracked and profiled and how you are being sold. Even worse, you are manipulated without knowing it. However, …

Where is the Nextcloud assistant?

I have always seen the benefits of the cloud. Having your data readily available wherever you are in the world, is extremely convenient. Similarly I’ve always been wary of the cloud. Putting your data in the hands of private businesses for free? There has to be a catch, right? And there is: they use it …

Joplin with Nextcloud

If you’re anything like me, you like to take notes. Whether it’s in a work meeting, a post idea for my blog or a simple shopping list, I want somewhere to jot things down quickly. I also like having access to my notes wherever I go. Last but certainly not least, I like to work …

Sharing Outlook calendar with Nextcloud

I use a personal server running Nextcloud, a cloud solution to access, share and protect files, calendars, contacts, communication and more at home and in enterprise environments. There, I keep my personal calendar, which is synced to a variety of mobile devices. However, at work I am forced to use Microsoft Outlook with Exchange for …

The lure of Google

I’ve been using smart phones for a long time, in particular the top range Samsung Galaxy line of phones. As most of you will probably know, these phones are Android based and come pre-loaded with lots of software from Google. You pretty much need a Google account to use them. Google software is generally pretty …