however, the decade did not go without innovation.

see, when you open a website, your mobile supercomputer still struggles to render, the fan spins up like a jet airliner before takeoff, as a friendly reminder that you forgot to install ublock origin

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I was up late last night, wired on Red Bull and vodka, and wrote this response to @kev's post on #javascript not being so bad.

matthewgraybosch.com/2021/03/0

TL;DR: I prefer to use JS as a last resort, when less potentially invasive technologies aren't enough to get the job done.

uk census information for lgbtq+ folks 

via twitter:
The Census is coming. For any LGBT+ person who is not out you can over-write any information submitted about you via a gov.uk individual access code at census.gov.uk/en/request/acces

No-one in your household will be notified about your changes.

twitter.com/LGBTChelt/status/1

For Snowflake volunteers: If you use Firefox, Brave, or Chrome, our Snowflake extension turns your browser into a proxy that connects Tor users in censored regions to the Tor network. Note: you should not run more than one snowflake in the same network.
support.torproject.org/censors

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Cool to see that Gemini uses an issue tracker now. Hopefully that will make discussions more productive and quiet down the mailing list.

gitlab.com/gemini-specificatio

> When you open a student's .txt file and see ^M at the end of every line

:saddercat:

setting up CI pipelines is always a bit of an adventure

If someone has to understand the "ethos" behind your UX to be able to pleasurably use your interface, it's a bad ethos. Get a new one

Been hearing a lot about the evolution of the FF logo, but this was unexpected...

Data is gone. Couldn't fix the issue.

Lost like 20%, but my backups covered the most part.

Reminder that backups are important!

Mastodon is like a super position I think..

Simple and complex at the same time :blobcatgiggle:

Wanna watch a damn good tv show? 

@Tusky 14's wellbeing mode is fucking excellent. For all Android mastodon users: if you're not using Tusky yet for mastodon I highly recommend it!

New #blog post: “Keeping platforms open”

Web version: https://seirdy.one/2021/02/23/keeping-platforms-open.html

Gemini version: gemini://seirdy.one/2021/02/23/keeping-platforms-open.gmi

It’s a follow-up to my previous article, “Whatsapp and the domestication of users”.

Introductory quote:

Hard problems, by definition, lack easy solutions. Simply choosing (or creating) a platform that avoids user domestication isn’t enough if that platform can change. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance; in addition to settling on the right platform, we must ensure that it honors its users in both the present and the future. Keeping a platform FOSS and simple is more straightforward than keeping a platform “open”.

How do we keep an open platform from becoming a closed platform in the future?

Instance admin just lost their job, might need help 

Mstdn.social is one of the largest and nicest instances on the Fediverse, run by an enthusiastic admin called @stux

Unfortunately Stux has today found out that they are fired from their day job 😞

However, by happy coincidence, Stux had just set up a hosting company. If you need web hosting, domain names etc please consider using Stuxhost so that Stux can continue working:

stuxhost.com

NextCloud updates: Breaking your installation since 1970.

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