Hello! I am coder by profession, who loves to read & write to keep myself inspired. I have been a blogger for more than 12 years, but lost touch with writing when Twitter was at it’s peak. May be I lost love for my words.
Anyway recently IndieWeb got my love for the technology and also writing back. So been working on a lot many Indie projects & writing my heart out at my blog since then. My only hope is this place does not kill my drive for reading, writing and coding; rather inspires it.
Dave Pell on Amazon buying Eero
> So now Amazon can run your router, your home security camera (Blink), your doorbell (Ring), your TV (Fire), and listen to your every word via Alexa as you enjoy a nice dinner from Whole Foods. We recently learned that Jeff Bezos is good at protecting his own private parts. Who’s going to protect ours from him?
I agree with Gruber here. Sure, you should be *careful* while you access the Internet. Or else some can indeed take control of your *machine*. But the words I highlighted matter -- you should be careful while accessing any machine.
In an article on how Instagram “travel influencers” are affecting homeownership around the world is hidden a very unfortunate truth. "Today everything exists to end in a photograph (…) the most influential factor in determining where to vacation is how “Instagrammable” the destination is." This sad fact holds even for non-influencer, normal tourists.
So apparently we, humans, are struggling to prove ourselves human now - The Verge reports.
> Figuring out how to fix those blurry image quizzes quickly takes you into philosophical territory: what is the universal human quality that can be demonstrated to a machine, but that no machine can mimic? What is it to be human?
I am sorry, but we're taking the literal definition of CAPTCHA - Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart too seriously.
I attempted to watch Black Mirror: Bandersnatch today. Netflix managed to solve a lot many technical challenges — it is a well-done interactive film. I think first of its kind. But boy, did it suck as a film. The format just did not click for me — the film worked neither as a science fiction nor as a horror. Some thoughts.
There’s a planned change in how DNS responds to queries from non-complaint systems and it can potentially affect your domain availability. You can do a quick check at https://dnsflagday.net if you own any domains.
Apparently, Hover DNS systems I use aren’t fully ready? Interesting.
I understand the argument of this GDPR article on Verge, but, as a developer, I also believe that the data these companies hold on you is very complicated to be presented in any form which isn't a bit messy. You'll need a reference to parse the data, which should be acceptable. https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/27/18195630/gdpr-right-of-access-data-download-facebook-google-amazon-apple
Reader. Writer. Coder. Code for living. Live for reading and writing. He/him.
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