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@aral hi, the <lastBuildDate> is supposed to be the last date that the feed was changed (the same value as HTTP Last-Modified). However, it seems to be stuck in the past on ind.ie/radar/index.xml . Some feed readers stop processing when the feed supposedly hasn’t changed since the last time they requested it. The element is optional so you can just remove it.

So how come [Bing|Google] AMP Caches aren't committing infringement by redistributing unlicensed content?
ctrl.blog/entry/amp-cache-copy

“Now we’ll also do more to ensure that Android phone owners know about the wide choice of browsers and search engines available to download to their phones. This will involve asking users of existing and new Android devices in Europe which browser and search apps they would like to use.”
blog.google/around-the-globe/g

Google Chrome can now intercept HTTPS requests on slow networks and gives them the old Opera Turbo treatment through Google’s servers. Privacy implications, indeed.
blog.chromium.org/2019/03/chro

While researching a new VPS service provider I found out that they only have two employees and that their CEO is into a few different accident prone and deadly sports. I might pass on this one as the bus factor seems unreasonably high.

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?

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