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Comparing email hosting prices and management at Mailbox.org vs. ProtonMail.
ctrl.blog/entry/protonmail-vs-

Zuckerberg's priorities for Facebook: "Interoperability. People should be able to use any of our apps to reach their friends, and they should be able to communicate across networks easily and securely." Does this mean they'll be bringing back for messaging?
facebook.com/notes/mark-zucker

A bunch of different software and systems rolled over from February 28th to February 1st instead of March 1st today. Does anyone know what's up with that? It’s only the human readable dates that show February instead of March. I’ve not seen anything like this before.

Top 3 tips for a better web site experience:
• Don’t use auto-opening pop-over overlays. Ever.
• Don’t display an ad between every paragraph of text.
• Don’t automatically load a random article when I reach the bottom of the one I’m reading to inflate your numbers.

Distributed web not ready for Runet cutoff from the Internet: a look at centralized components in a distributed network
ctrl.blog/entry/dweb-readiness

"[Proving you're human by] selecting all the traffic lights, crosswalks, and storefronts in an image grid. Soon the traffic lights were buried in distant foliage, the crosswalks warped and half around a corner, the storefront signage blurry and in Korean. There’s something uniquely dispiriting about being asked to identify a fire hydrant and struggling at it."
theverge.com/2019/2/1/18205610

Always surprised to see “Alohomora” never makes it onto any of the top lists of most common passwords.

It’s batshit crazy to me that there are hundreds of companies selling “annoying newsletter pop-overs” as a service.

Surely I must be clicking on a hundred fire hydrants and buses per week.

I’ve seen quite a few of these blog abandonment notes over the years.

“Wow, this new static site publishing tool is so great! I’ve switched my blog to it now”. Dated 2016; last post ever to appear on the blog.

That feeling you get when you’ve posted a thoughtful comment on an article through Disqus and it’s still pending review three months later. 😞 Why have a moderated comment section when you don’t intend to moderate it?

Help keep everyone safe online: report phishing emails and websites as soon as you see them!
ctrl.blog/entry/report-phishin

@boilingsteam Could you please bump up the 14px font size in your articles to something more comfortable to read like 18px?

@Tutanota any plans on doubling the storage on Premium accounts? €1/mo. gets me 5 GB from Mailbox.org and others, so 1 GB doesn't feel like a good deal.

The sandbox isolation on the holodeck in Star Trek is terrible. How can the characters be allowed to gain privileged escalation and escape and in every other episode?

I regularly see phishing campaign warnings in national media. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the URLs they report on have been reported to Microsoft SmartScreen, Google Safe Browsing, or Netcraft Anti-Phishing. They could actually report them and help keep people safe; but instead they just write pointless articles about ongoing threats.

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