It’s not easy to summarize in a few words, how I feel about our latest months in France.
To start with, terrorists (we?) have turned the country into a less-free place. There are more controls, and proportionally less privacy, less freedom. Nothing to be proud of, unless you are one of those short-sighted politicians that govern the damn place. I am not sure I know how to write politely about all this, so let me keep my thoughts for myself a little more.
play cope with APIs, write our own, etc. In time, we will put some energy into engaging clients, because building a product is of course of no use unless you advertise it, and we are still blocking crawlers from indexing our stuff. To be honest, we are stretching a little the building part: this could be because we both spent some years making stuff for other people, and have found here a great playground, yet unspoiled of responsibilities. This is a dangerous place to be when you want to actually make things, so we will move off soon enough.
Meanwhile, this whole enterprise is an opportunity to release some open-source code. First, as the informal collective Les Pepitos, and secondly as the Epistoli entity of course. In case you wondered, epistoli is greek for letter ; the word may not stick forever but (news)letters are the most tangible thing or application is producing at the moment – hence the simple name.
This is is how I start 2016. Hopefully, I will write more this year than the past. No promises though. Thanks for reading.