Category: Internet

  • Adding pronouns to your Microsoft 365 profile

    Adding pronouns to your Microsoft 365 profile

    TDLR: I worked on a project at Microsoft to bring pronouns to user profiles in Microsoft Office / Microsoft 365. If you are an admin, you can find out how to enable pronouns in your organisation’s Admin Center. If you are a user, you can find out how to put your pronouns on your profile. […]

  • Can you tell if your LinkedIn connections are actually robots?

    Can you tell if your LinkedIn connections are actually robots?

    I don’t actually use LinkedIn that often and when I sign in to my account, I’m always surprised about how often people are active there; posting content to their timeline, liking content, and probably (hopefully!) messaging potential new hiring managers about possible new job openings. Over the past week, I have logged into LinkedIn to […]

  • Elon Musk buys Twitter, people move to Mastodon.

    Elon Musk buys Twitter, people move to Mastodon.

    The title says a lot. The world’s richest man, Elon Musk, bought the social networking website Twitter at the end of October 2022 (BBC News). As a result of that purchase, a lot of users were unhappy and fled. The alternative? Mastodon. It’s not run by one single user, but anyone can install the software […]

  • 105


    This will be a very brief post to share with everyone reading that Firefox 105 has been released and is available to download. Is this big news? No. Probably not. There aren’t that many new features that are going to blow your socks off – but too many people use Google Chrome and this is […]

  • Cinny


    It could be very unlikely that you’re using Matrix to message others, but it’s a nice little decentralised and end-to-end encrypted way of messaging friends and family. Two key things I look for in a messenger service. I run my own Matrix server because I’m apparently a nerd. This means if you have a Matrix […]

  • Game ID – Your video game companion.

    Game ID – Your video game companion.

    Back in 2011, I had a concept for a videogame website. In a nutshell, it could be described as “IMDB for games” – but had a bunch of extra features to make it “better” and also a lot better than the only existing competitor at the time, MobyGames. It was the following year that I […]

  • Discover the real internet with Wiby

    Discover the real internet with Wiby

    In the early days of the web, pages were made primarily by hobbyists, academics, and computer savvy people about subjects they were personally interested in. Later on, the web became saturated with commercial pages that overcrowded everything else. All the personalized websites are hidden among a pile of commercial pages.  The Wiby search engine is […]

  • Stickers


    A few weeks back I ordered some stickers from and as soon as they came, started applying those tacky little dots to various parts of Oslo. It didn’t take long before all 200 were stuck up and my pockets were empty. Hopefully, come the new year, I’ll order a lot more and continue […]

  • Mastodon for iPhone & iPad

    Mastodon for iPhone & iPad

    Did you know that I run my own social network? You might have heard me talk about before today, either online or in-person. Behind the scenes, is powered by Mastodon – a bit of free software. Every website that runs Mastodon should work pretty well on your mobile phone, but you can also […]

  • Searching… 🔎

    Searching… 🔎

    Where do you go when you want to find something on the internet? If you are like most people, you start at Google. Over the last year, a whopping 92% of searches conducted were with the Silicon Valley tech giants. But where do the other 8% go? There are actually many alternatives to searching the […]

  • Merchandise


    I recently added my little social network logo to Red Bubble – which means you can now buy a whole plethora of merchandise. has recently topped 100 members and was never meant to be a big thing, so I’m quite happy with this. And, I’m not expecting to see people (other than myself) […]

  • Know when you are being scammed and how to report it

    Know when you are being scammed and how to report it

    Quite often when people say they have been “hacked” it turns out they haven’t been hacked. They’ve often fallen victim to something called “phishing”. That’s the term used when someone creates a fake website that looks like a real website to trick you. You might often get emails that look like they are from your […]

  • “You can’t add privacy”

    “You can’t add privacy”

    Long-time readers of my blog might remember that I’ve posted before about cryptocurrency and, more specifically, the privacy-focused coin Zcash. Zooko, one of the founding members of Zcash, gave an interview recently at Orchard VPN’s Priv8 – a virtual conference on digital privacy. The complete 20 min talk titled ‘Is financial privacy possible on the […]

  • — a social network for Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 — a social network for Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

    If you’re looking for an alternative to Twitter, you don’t need to look further than Mastodon. But, if you live or come from Scotland, then you might want to join your fellow country-folk on a social network for Scotland. is a bilingual online community, inviting Scottish folk to sign up and chat with the […]

  • How to find and join new Matrix chat rooms

    How to find and join new Matrix chat rooms

    I run a Matrix chat server for my friends, family, and friends-of-friends. I called it Gossip Land and whilst there are a few different apps you can use to join a Matrix server, Element is a good starting point. You can grab an account on the main Matrix server, meaning your username will be […]