thread on why people on mastodon put content warnings on politics Show more
okay so, in my early days on mastodon, I didnt understand why people were expected to put content warnings on politics
to me it seemed like just another example of a community trying to stay together while excusing people for views that completely exclude the communities most marginalized members, and an attempt to silence those members
as i stayed on mastodon, however, i realized that this, just wasnt the case
"What running does to your brain" Show more
"We are starting to see why running can have profound benefits for mental health, too". (I've felt these kinds of positive effects myself. Always nice when science backs these things up too 😄) https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2018/jun/21/what-does-running-do-to-your-brain
A couple of people from various instances have mentioned that #Mastodon is confusing at first. So I decided to write a comprehensive guide on how to get started with Mastodon.
Hopefully this helps new users to Mastodon. Please do Boost if you feel it could be useful to others.
An insightful look at how colourblind people experience the web in "Going Colorblind: An Experiment in Empathy and Accessibility", by Sara Novak:
TIL `git commit --amend` is good for more than just fixing typos in commit messages - if you `git add` a file and then run `git commit --amend`, you'll add that file to the previous commit instead of a new one. Avoids additional commits for little things you forgot to undo!
"There’s an obvious connection between a decentralized internet, in which individuals create and oversee their own digital identities, and a functioning democracy, in which we make informed choices about who rules us and how we are ruled. Yet too few people make that link."
According to security researcher Kevin Beaumont, the recent breach of Ticketmaster and possible leak of thousands of credit card details was caused by the careless use of a single line of third party code: https://www.itwire.com/security/83416-uk-researcher-says-one-line-of-code-caused-ticketmaster-breach.html
How can Front End Developers apply ethics to their work? Hidde de Vries has posted a few good thoughts at https://hiddedevries.nl/en/blog/2018-07-05-what-kind-of-ethics-do-front-end-developers-need
I was testing the default theme of my blog engine on mobile and realized how much I missed regular pagination links instead of infinite scrolling
"Basically, Apple added some code to iOS with the goal that phones in China wouldn't display a Taiwanese flag," Wardle says, "and there was a bug in that code."
I wrote to a few MEPs about #Article13 and sadly a number of them have sent canned responses along the lines of:
* I've spoken to industry lobbyists who say something must be done to enforce copyright
* Article 13 is something
* Therefore Article 13 must pass
It's disappointing. We're not saying nothing needs to be done - the issue is that Article 13 is wildly unfit for purpose, and potentially hugely damaging to the internet as a side effect.
"It’s actually a big myth that search engines need to track your personal search history to make money or deliver quality search results" - DuckDuckGo's CEO explains how it’s become profitable without gathering user data