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:
"Hello! This is my personal web site. It’s not much, but it’s mine. I’ve spent quite a bit of time in 2019 trying to breathe new life into it. At this point, I think just about everyone should have a personal web site of their own. Let me tell you why" https://writing.markchristian.org/2019/04/29/personal-web-sites/
Dear Ruby devs and game devs. I have a crazy announcement I want to share. Please boost.
Last week I released A Dark Room to the Nintendo Switch. Within the game, I also shipped a Ruby interpreter and a code editor as an Easter Egg.
*This Easter Egg effectively turns every consumer spec-ed Nintendo Switch into a Ruby Machine.*
1. Download A Dark Room from the US/EU.
2. Connect a USB keyboard and press the “~” key.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions.
Here's how to keep your GNOME extensions in sync between desktops and distros! https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/04/sync-gnome-shell-extensions
@omgubuntu liking the redesign! 👏
Even worse: Brave gets root access to your system every time you install or update their software. They could have used that scary amount of power to fix and avoid this. But they didn't, and it's on users to fix Brave's issues.
I love the curbcut effect. (Might have the name wrong). The idea is that when you improve accessibility for one group, it tends to help everyone. So you put those cuts into the curb for wheelchair and it also helps people moving packages with trolleys, and with strollers, etc.
New example I've found. Webcomics that put the script under the comic for people with screenreaders and such. SUDDENLY I CAN ACTUALLY FIND OLD COMICS WITH GOOGLE WHEN I WANT TO SHOW PEOPLE A SPECIFIC JOKE.
“Adactio: Journal—Dev perception” https://adactio.com/journal/15011
This matches with my exp.: most of the work being done on the web is invisible and unmentioned on social media.
And I'll add that dev social media skews young and favours the US west coast over the rest of the world.
This is the dystopia we deserve.
I've enjoyed building my own private cloud with @nextcloud, so I wrote a quick post about it: https://mikebabb.com/blog/build-your-own-private-cloud-with-nextcloud/ ✍️
The font size has been bumped up in @protonmail beta for Android! 🎉 No more reading my email like
Interesting problem I've just encountered working on a PWA: if you cache files delivered via CDN, you can very quickly end up using hundreds of megabytes of device storage because of how browsers handle "opaque" responses from other origins.
"When 7 KB Equals 7 MB" explains and offers solutions: https://cloudfour.com/thinks/when-7-kb-equals-7-mb/
Numerous apps, including a heart monitor and an ovulation tracker, share data with Facebook without giving users a clear way to refuse. https://9to5mac.com/2019/02/22/facebook-personal-data-ios-apps/ These invasions of privacy are at the very heart of surveillance capitalism. Choose services that protect your privacy.
PSA - Brave "privacy" browser is malware
first, they sold exceptions to privacy tracking to Facebook and Twitter, now it comes out they've got a header override that allows them to set header exceptions on demand.
don't use this garbage.
"Why do I need a 4Ghz quadcore to run facebook?" This is why. A single word split up into 11 HTML DOM elements to avoid adblockers.
Security Checklist is an open source checklist of resources to improve your online privacy and security, and you can check things off to keep track as you go:
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