What people are missing about Apple "forcing WordPress to monetize" their app is that it didn't take anything for WP to cave and gives then an easy excuse to further monetize their .com brand over the .org ecosystem. Instead of the thousands or more ways a user could connect to a monetized service, it will now offer a direct route back to Automattic. 30% doesn't seem like a huge tax to them for that benefit.
copyright rant (-)
im currently reading what the fuck those book publishers are doing to the Internet Archive's National Emergency Library, basically a digital library with actual lending and stuff
they're calling it a piracy meltpot;
> On their telling, the Internet Archive is a “piracy” organization, and the NEL is “cheating” authors by “defrauding” them of book sales.
This is making me so unbelievably fucking mad
Ah, the good old new days. https://simone.computer/#/webdesktops
KFC now has a restaurant in Animal Crossing: New Horizons - TechSpot
why do so many ostensibly well meaning people keep trying to basically hand the government a list of protesters, I’m going to scream if this trend continues - folks trying to register voters or get petitions signed at protests, people not censoring protesters in pics, now we have journalists trying to get people to fill out google docs to help them cover this moment somehow (Vox, specifically and unsurprisingly)... stop it! your teachers lied when they said protesting is a protected right!
If any of y'all WordPress people are bored this weekend, I would love your feedback on https://gitea.chriswiegman.com/chriswiegman/wordpress-plugin-starter
Had a lovely time running the registration desk for the second Slack #Ottawa meetup at Shopify! Great conversations, lovely community support. Sometimes it's as easy as making space for geeks to geek out 💖
internet oldbie doing my best to ensure the geocities debacle doesn't happen again.
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