“Many internet users mistake this annoying situation as a direct outcome of the GDPR, when in fact companies misuse designs in violation of the law. The GDPR demands a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’, as reasonable people would expect, but companies often have the power over the design and narrative when implementing the GDPR.”
Missed this a couple of weeks ago, and it could make a huge difference to our browsing experiences (and compel sites to do better!)
All the best
(PS: my first thought was to report your comment - it's really mean, isn't it? - but I'm now happy with the path I took in finding this response, so let’s keep it here!)
I'm kind of proud on my reaction I gave to a mean comment ("Totally useless blog.") in #SAPcommunity. Here it is:
I actually do agree with what you say: things have changed a lot since 2016 and things are now (2021) different and often easier.
Still, I find you comment quite rude.
I'm happy for all the positive feedback I got on my content over the years, and I hope you will receive those kind of good feedback as well!
Hashtags meta, eAutos
Die Hashtag-Vervollständigung sagt genau das, denn es wir 15-Mal pro woche genutzt.
#eAuto dagegen nur 1mal.
Wenn ich dann aber mal in die Tags reinschauen, sehe ich das #ElektroAuto _nur_ #heise-Bot-Artikel sind.
Mit #eAuto dagegen finde ich Toots von echten Menschen -> viel besser! Ich werde also vermehrt das nutzen.
In der aktuellen Folge im "Von Herzen Vegan Podcast" spreche ich mit Katinka Ehret über ihren Weg aus dem veganen Weltschmerz und wie sie es geschafft hat, nicht im allgegenwärtigen Tierleid zu versinken.
Freenode observation; the glorious will of the people ☭
While the freenode thing really does suck in a lot of ways, I have seen a bright side to it. This situation basically ended up being a great example of why collective ownership is important, and one of the reasons I personally think FOSS might hold a good policy model for society somewhere inside of it.
Basically what we learned is that you can definitely say you own something and wave around the legal papers to prove it... But in the real world, the service is where the people are. Users, the people who provide value to IRC by making FOSS projects and chat servers, are ultimately the ones who owned the means of production... and they were ultimately able to stand their ground.
Freenode-- as an ownable piece of IP --is basically dead now, except for zombie chat rooms indignantly kept alive by Freenode staff. However, Freenode as a community basically rebuilt itself over night on Liberachat, and that's awesome.
Ad blocker: visually hides ads. Tracker scripts by ad companies still track you.
Tracker blocker (e.g., https://better.fyi): actually blocks trackers. Blocks ads as a side-effect as 99% of ads are trackers.
The former is like closing your eyes to make the wolf disappear.
Ein Traum wird doch noch wahr!
Ein voll modulares und aufrüstbares #Laptop? Ob Mainboard, Arbeitsspeicher, Festplatte bis hin zu 4x frei wählbare Erweiterungskarten?
»Framework« macht es möglich!
Seit gestern kann man es in der USA Pre-Ordern.
Stehe mit Framework in Kontakt, wann dieses Laptop in #Deutschland verfügbar sein wird.
Zum »Hands-On mit dem vollmodularen Laptop von Framework«
Not sure why exactly, but im reading more about #basecamp .
This is an helpful article:
Cause those are different use cases for quotes, right?!
- A direct quote like: the he told me to "get the heck out".
- putting something in quotes, like: after this "friendly" reminder, I left.
Question came up when I used
"And at least a third of the company’s employees" (->a quote from a text)
are leaving a "turned out to be evil" company (my words)
in the same toot (https://mastodon.technology/@Joachim_Rees/106215969436550278)
They have a word for Twitter on the fediverse.
They call it “hell site”.
It’s very apt.
@aral This whole debacle seems to me like a good argument for work-owned corporations, where dramtic changes can't be forced onto the employees.
Big changes in corporate culture is neccesary from time to time, but has to be the result of processes where the ones who will be affected can have a real say in the matter. Usually you end up with far better solutions and compromisses in the end when the employees also are owners, although it might take much longer to get there.
@Leftcel_Infilitrator The fact that people constantly have to ask this shows that Mastodon hides this feature way too much, and it sucks.
Once you upload an image, you should see an "edit" button. Edit what? The image size? Nope, edit the image description. Good labeling, huh?
Thank you for asking and wanting to make the internet a more accessible place.
I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!