Daniel Aleksandersen

Who is Daniel?

Hi. I’m a specialist in obscure details. Which is just a nicer way of saying “obsessive perfectionist, and an observer of and enthusiast for obscure subjects.”

I write regularly about the things that interest me at any given time over at Slight Future.

I strongly dislike the concept of locking everyone into “ecosystems” delivered by huge multinational companies and advocate for the open web and privacy online.

Recent activities

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The constant software update tyranny

My immediate response to dialogs that excitedly pop up proclaiming that “New Software Update is Available!” is always “I don’t care.” —and it happens a lot more often than it should. Here …

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Windows Store’s WindowsUpgrade URI

It turns out that the one thing that immediately interested my readers in my recent article “How-to encrypt backups using Windows 10’s built-in tools” was my use of the undocumented ms-windows-s…

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Review of Linode VPS – 2 GB RAM plan for $10/month

Five weeks ago I moved my virtual private servers (VPS) from DigitalOcean to Linode. Linode celebrated their 13th birthday by generously increasing the amount of RAM provided with all of their plans w…

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Cache-Control plugin for WordPress

I’ve mentioned my Cache-Control plugin for WordPress before in passing, but I’d now like to explain what it does in more detail. The Cache-Control plugin for WordPress does what the name suggest: …

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10.06.2016 22:47

Nine years ago I was part of an idealistic group of web advocates looking to free the web from the tyranny of the big silos. We saw web identity as a core part of the web’…