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I wanted to see what HTTP Referrer and User Agent are set from various Mastodon clients. Feel free to ignore this link
Have a nice day! 🙂
This World of Warcraft epidemic is so interesting.
There was a boss fight that infected players and spread between party members. After the boss fight all players were cured of the "disease". But the game developers forgot to take pets into account...
It started with pets, it spread to NPCs (asymptomatic carriers), it had the curiosity effect -- people wanting to get in to see what was happening (just like journalists).
Let's Encrypt and Certbot making the web a safer place. Now if we could just do something about end-users....
In 2010, EFF launched its campaign to encrypt the entire web—that is, move all websites from non-secure HTTP to the more secure HTTPS protocol. Over 10 years later, 2021 has brought us even closer to achieving that goal. With various measurement sources reporting over 90% of web traffic encrypted,...
Programmers should stop celebrating incompetence
> “The world has never had a greater need for programmers than it does today. It's never had a greater need for competent programmers than it does today. Let's skip the overly self-deprecating nonsense that nobody knows what they're doing, and trying to learn things in depth is not for us.”
This is how I feel about the web today, too. It used to be this amazing resource, but now it is barely recognizable.
“Today I got some moving crates from a self storage place down the road and gave them to my partner. She texted me a few hours later that it isn’t obvious how to fold them, and I smugly went to the web to help her.
In the web of old, there is a good chance I would have found some unknown person’s blog post or even Geocities page that proudly showed how to do that.”
Ruby on Rails has released v. 7.0!!
This time I had the honor & privilege to contribute with 8 commits.
I'm so grateful for maintainers and contributors who #keepRailsRelevant
Chrome is getting dangerously close to the browser market share that Internet Explorer used to enjoy.
I must admit I used Chrome for a short while, but I’ve been happily back in the Firefox camp for a while now 😄
“Firefox is the Only Alternative”
New NFT things: https://babysongbirdsnft.com , (on blue bird @BabySongbirds ).
Don't buy them: it infringes my moral right (https://davidrevoy.com/article864/) and they added CC-By compliance just now after fans noticed.
You can collect same pictures here for free with better quality: https://www.peppercarrot.com/extras/html/2019_bird-generator/
Simple CSS. A lightweight CSS framework that uses no classes. Just write HTML. We need more stuff like this.
Have Single Page Apps Ruined the Web?
The answer seems to be yes… and also no. There is something exciting in-between “traditional” websites that require full page reloads on every click, and “modern” bloated, slow, buggy, in-accessible apps.
I really hope “transitional” web apps catch on 😄
Wow, someone wrote a Chrome extension to allow users to unfollow friends and pages. Facebook permanently banned the developer of the browser extension from both Facebook and Instagram.
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