The Register isn't pulling any punches: "Internet imbeciles, aka British ISP lobbyists, backtrack on dubbing Mozilla a villain for DNS-over-HTTPS support"
TIL about Home Assistant, "open source home automation that puts local control and privacy first. Powered by a worldwide community of tinkerers and DIY enthusiasts. Perfect to run on a Raspberry Pi or a local server."
So we started shipping WebRender in Firefox a few weeks ago. Completely new rendering engine written in rust, big departure from how we approached rendering before. We are gradually enabling it for different hardware/OS configurations and a couple of million users have it now.
What's kind of blowing my mind, having worked on 3 large-ish rewrites, is that since WebRender shipped, telemetry has reported less crashes per user with WebRender than without.
This is *not* how big rewrites usually go.
Firefox Preview is looking great so far - browser controls at the bottom of the screen are so much better! When I can sync logins and install extensions, I'll move over from Firefox Beta for Android and give it a real test 🦊
“It turns out, having the world’s biggest advertising company make the most popular Web browser was about as smart as letting kids run a candy shop.”
"...when I disabled uBlock Origin, [https://www.thedailybeast.com] reported connections to 132 distinct base domains, and 200 MB for one single 12-short-paragraph article." - gorhill, creator of uBlock Origin
I've written a guide on how to setup a @nextcloud server. This has been a lot of work, as I've tried to be as verbose as possible.
Hope you guys enjoy it.
If you're an ad-blocking Chrome user it's probably time to switch to Firefox, as Google deprecates the API behind modern ad blockers in its browser: https://9to5google.com/2019/05/29/chrome-ad-blocking-enterprise-manifest-v3/
"There are only three universally personal items that someone will carry with them no matter where they live. The first two are money and keys; the third is the mobile phone, making it the first new invention added to that short list in three thousand years."
-- Little Rice: Smartphones, Xiaomi, and the Chinese Dream
Interestingly, the phone will probably make the other two obsolete.
I've been looking at design systems lately and just came across @protonmail's work in progress system for v4. It's looking really nice! Bonus points for the Marvel references: https://design-system-beta.netlify.com/containers/
It took me playing #FFVII with mods to realize that Bugenhagen is riding on a ball. All my life I thought he was just a floaty, bulbous dude.
Here's an example from their site of the kind of information they aggregate.
Yes, their customers can see every time you follow someone on Twitter and who you follow, in real time. They aggregate your StackOverflow presence, GitHub, all connected email addresses, LinkedIn, everything.
I feel violated.
If you've ever mentioned working in the tech industry online, there's a good chance you're being indexed by this company, "human predictions". https://humanpredictions.io
Just a head's up. Massive privacy violations abound.
#ReactjsGirls Conference was absolutely brilliant - thank you to everyone involved in making it happen! 👏
The 2019 edition of the excellent Front End Developer Handbook is now available, and it contains a lot of useful info for front end devs of all levels of seniority:
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