I'm just posting this as a test for myself.
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! 🙂
I'm just thinking about this blog post I wrote in 2018. Because even when Twitter makes a good decision, the first sentence comes to mind: Why does the entire world have to wait on the CEO of one US company to make a decision?
What is the difference between the US Capitol and Mordor?
One does not simply walk into Mordor.
"Don’t use URL shorteners. And if you click on a link from a URL shortener, [use] tools like the Temporary Containers Firefox extension to limit the scope of ad tracking."
Ruby 3.0 was released on Christmas as usual.
> "With Optcarrot benchmark, which measures single thread performance based on NES’s game emulation workload, it achieved 3x faster performance than Ruby 2.0!"
Facebook says it fights for small businesses—but studies on the shadow business of behavioral advertising show that this is just not true. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/12/facebooks-laughable-campaign-against-apple-really-against-users-and-small
Battle tested, mature, robust technology usually beats out whatever new technology is trending this month.
Remember there are a lot of people using "old" technology that works for them, since it just works they don't necessarily talk about it every day.
"Old is Solid; New Gets Talked About"
Just spent some time figuring out how to optimize the images on my blog. Have been thinking about low-bandwith/power folks and how i can make my site more palatable to those with those kinds of needs. Just resizing got me an order of magnitude size improvement. Because i was lazy, i just put up the full size images, and displayed them smaller. No longer -- full sized images available via a click on the smaller ones. Thanks to @neauoire , lowtechmagazine.com and solarpunks for the insight.
"Accessibility and web performance are not features, they’re the baseline"
I totally agree, performance and accessibility aren't afterthoughts. If they're missing they're a sign of negligence.
“ If you updated your switch to 11.0, you are now sharing data through Google Analytics (again). You can change this in your profile in the new NSO applet.”
Good thing I put my Switch in airplane mode a long time ago and forgot to turn it off 😉
"Why the release of Ruby 3 will be monumental" It's really just the next point release, but it represents so much progress since Ruby 2 in 2013.
Standard Ebooks looks like a pretty cool collection of public domain ebooks:
> "Standard Ebooks is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit project that produces new editions of public domain ebooks that are lovingly formatted, open source, and free."
This SaaS company made their homepage cookie-free: https://blog.leavemealone.app/no-more-cookies/
Not sure if anyone posted this yet, but the youtube-dl takedown also screwed over journalists who relied on it for archival and analysis purposes:
#youtubedl has received a DMCA takedown from RIAA
Wow, add this to the list of reasons to de-Google your life: “Chrome exempts Google sites from user site data settings” https://lapcatsoftware.com/articles/chrome-google.html When this person closes Chrome, data is cleared for other sites, but retained for Google and YouTube domains.
I've never heard the term "Social Cooling", but I have definitely felt a chilling effect and changed my behavior online out of fear of being monitored https://www.socialcooling.com/
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!