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Owncloud to Nextcloud migration at AETHYX MEDIAE

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


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Dear readers,

it’s 2017 but despite that 750 million people worldwide are still lacking skills in literacy, according to the UN. Literacy is defined as not only reading, writing and counting skills, but to put those in a particular context too.

Today, regarding digital technologies and their emerging use and markets, it’s not only important to know how to use new forms of technology but also know how these can be used to empower people, make them more self-confident and not feel excluded.

Let’s take the bad year 2016 with the Brexit, the Trump presidency in the US as well as the rise of racist and far right parties (as of the elections 2017 unfortunately also reality in Germany) as negative examples what may happen, if people don’t know how to use technology to empower and free themselves, but are in fact used and consumed by dubious centralised companies like e.g. Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter to be enslaved.

As a literate individual, ask yourself: “what am I able to do here to change this?”

Well, the first thing you have to understand, if you won’t do it, it’ll be done for you. If you are not in control, get this control back!

Secondly, by doing nothing, nothing will get better.

Thirdly, we can be glad that we don’t lack technology, the future is in fact today!

Fourthly, use this technology for change, to empower you and your loved ones, not to empower others and also not for free!

If you now start setting up your own blog, write your first app or decide to start an own Diaspora* pod, these lines did the trick! Walk on, never stop, do your thing!

For all the others needing help, let it be known: AETHYX MEDIAE is here for your help!

Setting up our first weblog in 2001, starting from there, we became an independent online publishing house in 2010 specialised in creating and maintaining weblogs, Android apps, Ebook publishing and personal cloud space! All done by one human most of the time, sometimes by three people maximum! AETHYX MEDIAE should be one of the best examples what’s possible today and also, what it means to live in these marvelous technological times.

Of course, technology can also be used to improve the lives of the aforementioned 750 million illiterate people. But they need help for this. Help by 7 billion literate people. But if even 7 billion don’t use technology right, humanity will be doomed as a whole. Let the years 2016 and 2017 be a hard reminder that nothing comes for free and that it’s more important than ever to know how to use technology for freedom and empowerment and that it’s also important to fight hard for this.

AETHYX MEDIAE & the aethyx staff,
autumn 2017


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In one of the most important posts of May, author Farhad Manjoo explains in an article for the New York Times how Twitter is being used for spreading false and misleading information:

“How Twitter Is Being Gamed to Feed Misinformation”, via nytimes.com.

The term gamed in the title is a bit misleading though, as it implies you gain personal advantages in posting misinformation. Due to the fact that Twitter can be used and controlled easily by robots (or botnets), we also want to add another component here: this is often done simply for fun. Technologically, Twitter is complete crap.

But there are alternatives.

We as a publishing house already offer high-tech and dedicated services in the same field since 2010:

we try to encourage anyone to use your own website, your own blog, your own skills in spreading information. Alas, a friendly reminder that we still sell complete packages which start at 50€ only for making your “own Twitter“:

https://aethyx.eu/eshop/.

Or maybe you want to directly publish an eBook on your own, we offer help here too: https://aethyx.eu/eshop/ebook-publishing/.

It will feel like a breath of fresh air when you recognize that you can use more than 140 characters, insert additional files with your fingertips and format the code of your posts to your liking in no time. 😉

You can do it! We’re here to help!

Sincerely yours,
the aethyx staff


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Dear readers,

this month we’re trying to shape some awareness: we want you to switch! From whatever operating system you are using to Linux!

On the 5th of October 2016 humanity’s most advanced, most secure, most stable and (probably) most updated operating system turns 25. But, for reasons not fully understood to us from a technical perspective as well as from a rational point of view, to this date worldwide current estimations only count 87.000.000 actual users. With an internet population of over 3.4 billion…

As an entrance, if you’re curious how many and which distributions are available use this list:

http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=popularity.

There exists a distribution for everyone!

  • For Mac-Enthusiasts who care about a beautiful desktop: choose Elementary
  • If you care about ethics, choose Debian
  • If you want to use “a Linux that everyone uses” choose Ubuntu or openSuSE, those two distributions are the easiest and offer the most support
  • If you want to be a programmer or hacker, choose Arch

This is only a very small list, Linux is diversity: to this date 280 different distributions are listed on Distrowatch.com, and growing.

Buried in a recent announcement the two biggest desktop CPU makers in the world, AMD and Intel, announced both that they only support Windows 10 or newer with their newest generation of chips. So time has come to support your own OS advancement too: switch to Linux when buying a new laptop or PC! We promise you won’t regret it.

Thanks for reading and don’t miss out: 5th of October 2016, Linux becomes 25! Happy Birthday, Linux! And thank you that you’re still with us to this date! You rock!

Regards,
the aethyx staff


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Dear readers,

we interrupt our broadcast for this special message:

Life. Today. Is. Harsh.

We don’t know what we have to say today anymore: Your TV is tainted. Your radio is tainted. Your social networks are tainted.

Come on, girls & guys! Be active! Forget imperial bullshit and become your own medium!

Visit http://prism-break.org/.

For those who don’t know yet: It’s a website by one of our Asian friends which shows you alternatives to all those surveillance websites/companies out there on the internet.

To know this source is essential these times, especially for Europe.

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not trying to get you.

Good luck to you,
the aethyx staff


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