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If you want to democratize tech, don't start with people who are already into tech. Go to actual craft fairs and figure out what little old ladies need from tech that is either a) not being met or b) being met by super-expensive corporate shit.
Like. Why isn't there a raspberry pi workshop/booth at the county fair? Why are you relying on normal people to seek you out instead of meeting them where they are?
I'm in another WG who want to use it, so we can define it in a W3C Rec. But we want a definition that the #activitypub community is also happy with.
Fariphone have released a new camera module for the Fairphone 3 allowing you to upgrade from a 12MP camera to a 48MP camera. (You fit it yourself using the screwdriver that came with the phone.)
A good visual essay* from Yiibu about Regulation on the Web and how decentralisation offers solutions to some of our current problems:
* Made from slides for a conference talk that's no longer happening.
And not only does MDN have documentation for HTTP 418 it also shows full browser support:
Energy Conservation with Open Source Ad Blockers
"The results show that page load time dropped
11% with AdBlock+,
22.2% with Privacy Badger, and
28.5% with uBlock Origin.
Thus, uBlock Origin has the potential to save the average global Internet user more than 100 h annually."
"... blockers will definitely not block advertisements that are completely integrated with the content that you wanted to open, but when that sort of thing happens, it means that the author of the content knew about what they were advertising, instead of just having a banner ad automatically stuck to their page. Figuring out if you can trust the author of the web page that you opened is something you had to do anyway."
I'm still amazed there are people whose job it is to make websites (yeah yeah or apps) that have not read A Dao of Web Design or Responsive Web Design
Four years ago I drew these - admittedly rather snarky - diagrams to explain to a friend/colleague my issues with front end frameworks and I haven't really seen any meaningful progress on this front.
This is compounded by the front end frameworks being used in lots of situations they aren't suited for.
But, then again, they aren't clear about what they are suited for so there is a vicious circle...
Stuck between the past and the future.
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