Juha-Matti Santala
Community Builder. Dreamer. Adventurer.

Blog posts in category “Opinion”

Rare opinion pieces about topics.

  • May 25th, 2024
    A lot of advice is a product of survivorship bias

    Chuck Wendig wrote nicely about the survivorship bias in advice writers give.

  • May 22nd, 2024
    Inflexible systems grind my gears

    It’s a tragedy when a computer saying no can cause an otherwise doable interaction to not take place.

  • Apr 3rd, 2024
    Sharing podcast episodes is weird

    Podcasts operate on top of open RSS but trying to share an episode with a friend is just a weird and bad experience. In a radically better world, it wouldn’t have to be.

  • Jan 27th, 2024
    Please, don’t force me to log in

    The current accelerating trend of requiring accounts and logins for everything has to stop.

  • Feb 8th, 2023
    In defense of Quote Toots

    Three blog posts in a trenchcoat: I write about quote toots (and why I'd like to have them), the desire to have same features in all apps and the problem of monopoly over content & delivery.

  • Jan 19th, 2022
    Rant: Please stop ruining the search

    If I want to watch a Nicolas Cage movie in Netflix on a Friday night, I'd search for Nicolas Cage and expect to get movies starring him as a result. I don't and it sucks.

  • Oct 17th, 2013
    Computer illiterate generations – what should we do?

    There has been a lot of discussions during the last years about the IT education of young people. Today, the topic once again popped out in Finnish news when Finnish Broadcasting Company wrote a news piece about the level of IT education in Finnish elementary schools.