Next meetup on Jan 12: let’s run some web apps on a Raspberry Pi

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Register for this event on Monday, January 12, 6:30pm, at the Hacker Dojo in Mountain View, CA.

UBOS Beta 1 is here, and that means installing web apps on our Raspberry Pi’s has become as simple as executing a single command:

ubos-admin createsite

For this hands-on meetup, bring your Raspberry Pi’s, and we will get one or more web apps running on it. Your choices currently are:

• ownCloud — file sharing, calendaring, address book sharing

• Known — modern decentralized social media

• WordPress — blogging and content management

• Mediawiki — the wiki that Wikipedia runs on

• Selfoss — RSS reader

• Shaarli — URL shortener and bookmarking app

What to bring (if you have it, it’s fine to come without):

• Raspberry Pi model B or B+ (Ethernet). Alternatively bring a PC that can boot from a USB stick.

• Suitable SD Card or Micro SD Card that works with your Raspberry Pi. 4G minimum.

• Keyboard and monitor, plus cables and power supply, so you can see what your Raspberry Pi is doing.

• Enthusiasm :-)

Questions? Contact me through the Meetup event page.

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Look what we’ve got here

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I’m taking them to the Hacker Dojo where I’ll be doing a lightening talk today on UBOS at 5:30pm.

As you can see, this is the Raspberry Pi version.

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UBOS Beta 1 is here

ubos-logo-bigWe are proud to be able to announce:

UBOS Beta 1 is ready for testing, on:

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Standard x86 servers (Intel, AMD, …)
  • VirtualBox

More details in this blog post on the ubos.net and
this post on the indiecomputing.com site.

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Pew: 91% say consumers have lost control over how personal information is collected and used by companies

Pew Internet has published the results of a wonderful survey on American’s attitudes about privacy on-line. Here are some great nuggets:

Among the 64% of adults who use social networking sites, we find that … 70% say that they are at least somewhat concerned about the government accessing some of the information they share on those sites without their knowledge…

Similarly, 80% … say that they are at least somewhat concerned about third parties such as advertisers or businesses accessing some of the information they share on those sites without their knowledge; … In contrast to many other questions in the survey, there were only minor variations by age, education, or household income.

Fully 91% of adults “agree” or “strongly agree” that “consumers have lost control over how personal information is collected and used by companies.”

91 percent!! Unfortunately the survey didn’t ask “and are you okay with that?”

Generally, people with higher education and/or higher income are more concerned. This is not surprising — and good news for those of us who work on privacy-protecting products.

And few people agree that on-line-services are more efficient (“better”) because they have access to personal data.

Here’s a great table categorizing which information is considered sensitive:

And finally, here are the tables with the detailed results.

Thanks, Pew Internet! This is really useful.

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