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! 🙂
There is no evidence that surveilling students will lead to better safety outcomes. Instead, the few studies that exist show that visible surveillance decreases students’ perceptions of safety, equity, and support. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/02/schools-are-pushing-boundaries-surveillance-technologies
Remember that time Yahoo fired all of its remote employees? https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/feb/25/yahoo-chief-bans-working-home
Now I want to go to Switzerland and just chill.
"This is How You Live on Swiss Time" https://getpocket.com/explore/item/this-is-how-you-live-on-swiss-time
“ The decision to switch to a search engine and not an ad platform with some search results sprinkled in is becoming easier every day now.” https://annoying.technology/posts/257b4f15793e35e1/
Today I Learned what all those weird symbols on clothing tags mean https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laundry_symbol
That's it, the My Light Website series is done!
Read this if you have a few minutes to sit down and dedicate to it:
Mozilla just laid off 70 fantastic people. If you can help them - open positions, offering helpful conversations and references, anything else - please say so.
Use #MozillaLifeboat as an umbrella tag for easy finding. (It's already flowing on the birdsite.)
If you've been affected, I'm happy to chat directly. Also have some open positions (see rest of this thread). But doesn't have to be today - take time to recover if you can.
Most of all: thank you folks for making the web better.
"This is the future, I’m afraid. An automated future where no one actually knows how things work."
Go to https://catfact.ninja/fact for a random cat fact. Refresh for another one. 🐱
Today I Learned about Pumped Storage Hydroelectricity
When you have extra power, pump water to the top of a hill. When you need some more power, let the water flow down hill through turbines to produce more power.
How to fight back against Google AMP as a web user and a web developer
Basically: Use Duck Duck Go, use Firefox, don't put a bunch of social sharing buttons on your website.
I totally feel the sentiment of this “Software disenchantment”. Why is hardware getting faster and more powerful, and software is getting slower and less reliable?
California’s new privacy law is here: https://www.axios.com/california-new-privacy-law-effective-3a843f4a-1521-4e33-a20e-f2e1f8803e4d.html
> “ Starting today, Californians can find out what data certain companies have collected about them, and even ask for it to be deleted, under the new California Consumer Privacy Act.”
“On better information habits” (2013)
I, for one, could stand to improve my information habits a bit...
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