The most worrying part is this bit from the internal message linked here: https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/08/11/changing-world-changing-mozilla/
> "Focusing Firefox on Users: […] we are reducing investment in some areas such as developer tools, internal tooling, and platform feature development"
Translation: users don't care what our rendering engine is, so why are we spending so much time on platform (browser engine) work? Let's focus on user-differentiating features (i.e. browser app chrome, not the engine).
In my ideal world, my phone is just a web browser and the app store is just a search engine that lists PWAs. Lots of paths that could have gotten us there (FirefoxOS, WebOS), none taken.
@nolan Do you know of an issue using Pinafore with Brave? This is what I've been getting (using a private window, on Windows 10). Looks like June 16 was the last time it worked for me.
Currently open in a tab for a donation:
The protests happening right now have acute donation needs. Policy changes via voting and initiatives like this are the longer-term followups, less urgent in the moment but just as necessary.
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The Twelve-Factor App manifesto has held up well over time.
New browser on the block: Flow
An interview with Piers Wombwell, lead developer of Flow, a brand-new browser with a brand-new rendering engine.
@tsturm @radikalgrafitio "The sickly light of a flickering neon sign across the street washed through the slats of the venetian blinds in my office window. Somewhere, the pinched wails of a bluesy sax cried out into the night. I'd sent Dolores home early so I could get some thinking done. By the inch of liquor still left in the bottle, I'd say I'd already thought quite a bit. 'Datetime libraries,' I muttered at the oily swirls of grime on the wall. 'Why is it always datetime libraries?' "
I've pushed a lot of rocks up a lot of hills, and every now and then one of them goes over. https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/synchronous-messaging-at-mozilla-the-decision/50620
This is in fact really good thus far. I commend it to your attention if you ever write REST-y services.
@ceejbot I'm reading through https://github.com/microsoft/api-guidelines/blob/vNext/Guidelines.md – I'm only on point 7.4.4 but it's Good Thus Far
Don’t buy from Amazon. For the Holidays or ever. Unless they get their shit together, workers have a union and are treated like human beings. https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/11/amazon-warehouse-reports-show-worker-injuries/602530/
@nolan I think this is an important point. People may not be aware how often their TVs and speakers are sending data to companies.
My top blocked domain on my pi-hole right now is to Sonos. How would I know that if I wasn't a) savvy enough to set up a pi-hole and b) privacy conscious enough to bother.
Whereas anyone running an ad blocker in their browser can see how much stuff is getting blocked.
2,500 More MS-DOS Games Playable at the Archive | Internet Archive Blogs https://blog.archive.org/2019/10/13/2500-more-ms-dos-games-playable-at-the-archive/
Trying out Cloudflare's 220.127.116.11 Warp DNS to get security and speed on my phone's data connections https://warp.plus/gGMZ
It is proven! I am bdukes on Keybase: https://keybase.io/bdukes/sigchain#38e85bdf2bed0e2410300be41c483cfb54fde3c48688b32cf722c1556a8c103f0f
Linkbait 43. CSS-heavy, but also a few Facebook notes.
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