Collected Notes is a lightweight markdown blogging platform.
Five Filters Feed Creator is a tool to roll your own RSS feeds. I wonder if this will work with Instagram? If there was ever a use case for crow-barring an RSS feed out of an unwilling site, Instagram is it. Just a feed of pretty pictures sounds alright to me. But I am an old school RSS guy from way back.
Via Kicks Condor
“Mltshp is an approximate clone of the much-loved site MLKSHK created by Andre and Amber which closed in April of 2017. We are 100% community funded and member-run. The site is subscription-based and is a registered corporation. The code is on Github along with a welcome module there which talks about what is going on. There is also a Slack (email firstname.lastname@example.org for an invite!) and a Facebook group.”
The Kit is a collaborative, self-learning resource that makes investigative techniques and tools used by experienced investigators more accessible to people and communities who feel motivated to start their own investigations, collect and verify information, build evidence and create a better understanding of issues without losing sight of ethical or safety considerations. The Kit is a resource of Exposing the Invisible (ETI)
The Kit provides some very useful methods for investigating your online and offline experiences.
Here’s a fantastic roundup of open source, tiny tools in a google doc. There are a lot of very neat things here and the list is updated on an ongoing basis.
writemd is a simple, free, and shareable tool for writing Markdown alone, or collaboratively.
Robin Sloan built a messaging app for just his family. This is a pretty interesting idea. Perhaps as the tools to build small apps get more accessible, more people will opt escape the surveillance-based platforms and build small, private, closed-garden apps for family, and friends. (via the amazing RECS newsletter)