I reckon it's right about time to start boycotting Google. With the recent AMP and anti-URL crap, it's clear to see they are abusing their monopoly.
Let's stop using and recommending Chrome by default and set your default search engine to DuckDuckGo (or similar). Turn on your adblocker to starve them of income (Better Blocker is good as heck).
The best way to send a message to a corporation is to take their income from them, so do whatever you can to do that.
Firefox 62 supports variable fonts: https://twitter.com/mozhacks/status/1036982095850037248
Give it a spin on my demo for users with dyslexia: http://adrianroselli.com/2018/08/variable-fonts-and-dyslexia.html
Firefox 62 (out this week!) brings Variable Fonts support — and with that #VariableFonts are now supported in *all major browsers*! 🎉 #webtypography
Why I want to disable replies on Mastodon, tl;dr
I'd like to disable replies on Mastodon not because I have to engage with folks. Far from it. I like to talk with folks.
But I'd also like to signal to folks "hey, this is as much as I'd like to say about this topic. I'm not up for adding more to this. Please respectfully sit on your hands and let this thought pass undisturbed.
It's OK to not have to grab on to all things that float by. Just let the toot float on by like a fluffy cloud.
“Third party CSS is not safe - JakeArchibald.com”
Scary dystopian AI stuff
So it seems like this is fake? (Hasn't been picked up by any other media & I've seen some folks on Birdsite say it's not possible). Thank goodness!
But even so, it paints a shockingly dark picture of what unscrupulous companies might do with your data - such as your background audio - if available. And there are real companies out there using ML to maximise how much you spend while gaming. E.g. http://www.scientificrevenue.com/ 😳
@bobstechsite Idea for a sci fi script?: Turns out, there *is* fledgling life on Mars. But one day, a cherry red Tesla Roadster crashes into the planet and kills them all. The End. 😬
Trying out the anti- fingerprinting feature in Firefox Nightly. If you'd like to test it out too, visit about:config and enable "privacy.resistFingerprinting".
You'll start seeing prompts like this!
I haven't designed a website in ages, really pleased with how mine is going. Also @figmadesign is just radical. I have no need for Sketch at all anymore. https://www.figma.com/file/GafC9MCyEJ1DCVWFbHbhiZcd/dav3.co
Spent a little time while I was sick yesterday working on @multicolour making error stacks nice to read using a custom parser and Blessed. Screenshots will come soon! Debugging a REST API will be so much faster/easier.
I like to help people.
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!