The latest buzz
The latest buzz
Dear readers & customers,
we are happy to inform you about our successful transition regarding our cloud services from ownCloud to Nextcloud!
We implemented the Nextcloud software on our servers back in May and tested our configuration heavily. In the meantime all of our ownCloud cloud customers were migrated with all of their data to Nextcloud and informed via an Email about the new URL. We encountered zero problems in migrating the data of our clients. We will disable ownCloud the following weeks completely. Please don’t forget to change your client software on your smartphones and tablets.
For you as a client there won’t be any additional change.
It will be the next generation cloud software for you with no additional cost and the included services stay the same too. We will be sure you will notice fewer bugs as well as moderate speed enhancements. And who knows which feature we’ll implement next for you. Stay tuned!
As an overview, we’ll also update the product page in the next couple of days: just visit https://aethyx.eu/eshop/cloud-services/ for more information.
We hope you enjoy our services and would welcome it if you tell your friends about our offers too!
Happy heat waving 2018,
the aethyx staff
we at AETHYX MEDIAE believe strongly in the Ethereum project initiated by Vitalik Buterin. In fact we think it’s the hottest candidate for “Project of the 21. century”. We currently don’t know if such a contest even exists but want to support the project as of now our way.
The official logo taken from https://www.ethereum.org/assets
Thus, after implementing an option to support Bitcoin in 2014, as of now it will be possible to support AETHYX MEDIAE via Ether donations directly.
We will roll out the donation buttons on our most popular medium first, gizmeo.eu. Afterwards we will implement it here, on aethyx.eu, as well as on all our other projects onwards.
As we couldn’t find a pre-made button for our intentions we made one inhouse ourselves.
Well, two in fact, as we couldn’t decide for the naming. So one of them just says
ethereum, the other says
donate ether, both in using the official font “Print clearly” which we found out via reddit here.
We also decided to share both buttons with the world. ^^
You can download them here as well find an official
README.md document: https://gitlab.com/aethyx/opensource/tree/master/Ethereum%20buttons.
We tried hard to stick to the official visual identity guideline as much as possible.
We hope you enjoy! Made with <3 in Europe!
All the bestest,
the aethyx staff
it may sound like an unsexy topic but it’s an important one for sure: as of today, May 25th 2018, the EU law GDPR takes full effect.
This law was written down two years ago already and is primarly designed to fine corporations or institutions for a lot of money if these don’t comply to data protection standards.
What sounds like a good thing for the individual is a nightmare for small publishers or freelancers like us here at AETHYX MEDIAE.
Nevertheless we agree totally with the EU intentions and thus decided to implement special features for users to voluntarily opt-out of data collections services.
We already published all of this information on our contact page for years: https://aethyx.eu/contact/
What’s new here is now an option to opt-out from Matomo, the website analytics, with a click of a checkbox.
For Google Adsense as well as Adshot we’re still missing this option. It’s not our fault, neither Google nor Adshot are currently able to provide a convenient opt-out option. The only thing we can do at the moment is to promise to implement this option when it will be made publicly available. We don’t think it will take very long as we are sure advertising agencies will know what lies ahead of them if they don’t comply.
All in all it’s definitely a good thing for the future of individual data rights. Some may curse the EU for these restrictions. We at AETHYX MEDIAE deeply believe that Europe did a great job in protecting human rights. It’s a pity there exists a panic at the moment when this law exists since April 2016 already. Thank your government if you feel uninformed here.
Thank you for using our sites and services.
the aethyx staff
it’s finally spring and we thought about being especially kind this year in giving away our eBooks for free:
Our eBooks collection as seen in the “Moon Reader” Android app
You’ll receive two editions of our cyberpunk anthology here: one ePub version for reading on all electronic reader devices available as well as the Kindle edition which is only accepted by Amazon devices.
Just drop us a line:
firstname.lastname@example.org and include the roman letter for which edition you want to receive the eBook in the subject.
Soon thereafter you’ll receive your two free copies delivered for free to your inbox.
Hint: it’s only possible to retrieve one eBook of the complete hexalogy which you decide in sending us the roman letter from I to VI.
the aethyx staff
calling an entity
independent always means to keep the little power you own to yourself. It will never pay out for you in the end to surrender to yourself, a partner, a family, or, in the case of Facebook, to a dubious mega corporation which doesn’t give a shit about privacy and security, turning human beings into products and earns shitload of money in selling your personal data via advertising. That’s also why AETHYX MEDIAE never held a Facebook or Twitter account.
However, two billion and 130 million people (March 2018) on this planet already surrendered. Which represents 30% of humanity, ignoring age and nationality as well. These 30% literally are owned by Facebook. They gave away their interests, their social circles, their privacy and much more, to be exploited on a daily basis and provided a simple stupid feed, a neverending stream, with stuff they shouldn’t bother. This is the bad state in which we are now in 2018: social network addicts anywhere on this planet, earning nothing for providing personal data and being tricked year by year in spending more and more of their precious time inside a closed centralised web application which is designed in a way to be enhanced by the behaviour of its users only to be more addictive in the near future (keyword A/B testing).
Time for a little hope, won’t you agree?
Thanks to the Cambridge Analytica data scandal which popped up the last weeks, where 51.300.000 Facebook users were exploited illegally by a far-right data analytics company from the UK, the public finally recognises how dangerous Facebook really is. Horrible suspicions arose from these accusations: not only were voters in the US manipulated by targeted advertising created by this data but also in the UK while the “Brexit” polls took place.
Humans in the current mental state won’t change without being hit hard by a stick, so it seems.
By the way, the NSA scandal made public by another whistleblower, Edward Snowden, is not even four years away. Already 2014 people who seemed to be awake showed what alternatives we could use instead of data monstrosities like Facebook. Here is a neat screenshot of alternatives in case you forgot:
By clicking on this image you will reach the overview with working links to these systems directly.
What we need urgently right now are more decentralised applications run by smaller companies and individuals. Most of these systems provide features you never heard of which are incredibly useful in enhancing, not castrating, your digital life. Interconnections between systems is also possible, something Facebook completely forbids and tries to control with their half-hearted APIs. Furthermore, these social network alternatives are so sophisticated these days, you’ll be surprised about all the eye-candy and stability. There simply are no reasons anymore to join Facebook today. You see: where is the problem in switching?
In case you need help in setting up one of these social hubs just drop us a line: email@example.com. We won’t charge a cent if you’re aged 16 or below.
What you need to understand here: you can’t change the world but yourself. Time to start already.
the aethyx staff
“Free your mind. And your friends will follow.”