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Verifying my identity using Keybase 

@switchingsocial @Stem There's also a good rant about how it's overused a lot and you might not need it here: kevv.net/you-probably-dont-nee
(In the off-chance you haven't already seen and considered it. Sorry if this is like the third time or something.)

Confidential mode? Hrm.

"Much like how Google Chrome's Incognito mode doesn't totally prevent third-parties from seeing the websites you visit, Confidential mode doesn't keep the content of your emails from Google itself." mic.com/p/gmails-confidential-

Was talking about Mastodon with an old-school sysadmin guy. We reached the realization that defederating from instances with no/bad moderation is essentially the same thing as blocking open relays back when you ran your own email server: open relays always end up getting used for spam, you block 'em to protect your users.

Email was and still is the first federated social network, so it already faced a lot of the same problems; we should study its solutions (and its failures).

Hey, nonbinary german speakers! How do you deal with pronouns in German, given that we are lacking a good neutral options?

What's that you say browser, a page is unresponsive?

Is it Slack by any chance?

Why, yes it is.

FUKKN NINJ4. Had set a unit test trap to prevent accidental deletion of related code and successfully disarmed it when intentionally decommissioning that piece of functionality.

The more I work in web development, the more I conclude that the majority of web teams are just not skilled/disciplined enough to build an SPA when a static site will do.

Static sites do not have to worry about:

- memory leaks
- the back button / history
- scroll state
- focus state
- page lifecycle (tab freezing/unfreezing)

SPA frameworks should come with a "you must be this tall to ride" sign.

The MAC address of your devices' Wi-Fi is being used to track you, and it's not just TFL - there's more of this around than you might think. If this bothers you then turn off Wi-Fi when you're not actively using it.

wired.co.uk/article/london-und

The combination of this week's Huawei story and last week's App Store law suit show that the real power in mobile operating systems is the wall round application delivery.

* theregister.co.uk/2019/05/13/a
* theregister.co.uk/2019/05/20/g

📝 To contribute to today's Global Accessibility Awareness Day I've done a lightning talk for the FanDuel front end team and published my notes on my blog.

decadecity.net/blog/2019/05/16

So, if you need another reason to get Alexa out of your home or keep it out, here you go:

"Amazon employees are listening to, transcribing and even joking about the private conversations customers have with Alexa on their smart speakers." thetimes.co.uk/article/amazon-

I have questions.

* What is this?
* What does it do?
* How does it work?
* Has it ever worked?
* How is this code even reachable?

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