A week ago I finally moved my blog off GitHub. The downside is that I probably lost all those users that subscribed to the old RSS feed :/ I don't feel like feeding the GitHub any further with my content so it is available at:
Finally found the spaceship size comparison, originally published by Dirk Loechel in 2013 and continually updated since
This has been floating around the Internet in various stages for years without attribution and it's good to see the source
#Slack has its interface translated in a grand total of... 8 languages.
Including 2 variations of English and 2 variations of Spanish.
#Riot has officially more than 25 languages supported. The riot-web part (which I think would be what most people are presented with) has 40 languages with more than 90% translated.
Performance artist generates virtual traffic jams in Google Maps by pulling a wagon full of smartphones
Dieses Video ist eine Schande. Für uns alle.
Looks like all the junk for the camp is ready for transportation.. #camp2019
“One kilo of beef protein has a carbon opportunity cost of 1,250kg: that, incredibly, is roughly equal to driving a new car for a year, or to one passenger flying from London to New York and back.”
Adblocking, old man yells at cloud
There is absolutely something to be said about respecting users' other resources too. Millions of web users are on batteries now and most of the web runs like this.
@drwho I see http as a fundamentally pull protocol, not a push one. If I'm visiting a website in a client that doesn't support images, I'm not blocking images, I'm simply not requesting them, same with all the tracking garbage. It's a misnomer to call it "blocking", I'm just not asking for them. To pretend that that's some kind of hackery and breaking the website, is disingenuous at best, as there's nothing in the way that the web works that requires websites to be packaged in a certain way.
Adblocking, old man yells at cloud
I grew up on dialup. 1200bps, max. I remember what it was like to get anything done at that speed, and now that it's no longer a thing I wouldn't inflict it upon anyone. That's why I try to keep my stuff as lightweight as possible, with as few deps as possible.
Treat others as you'd want to be treated, right?
A couple of years back I went to an HTML5 meetup and hung out with a bunch of web developers. I suck at web design (so much so that I didn't bother to try to write a new theme for my website, I used one that someone else made and tweaked it a little). One of the webdevs noticed that I use a couple of adblockers and yelled at me for taking money out of his mouth. That one cannot eat money, and that he gets paid a (much larger) salary (than I do) is beside the point.
So I put my laptop on the local network (Windbringer had been tethered to my mobile - OPSEC, ya' know) and asked him for the URL of the website he works on. He gave it to me. I opened it in a bare Firefox profile (no addons, no config tweaks, new right out of the box). His precious website loaded fully after just under three minutes.
Then, to make things fair, I rebooted Windbringer, got back on the local wireless, and opened it in my usual Firefox profile, with all the adblockers turned on. His website loaded in about five seconds.
"Your website loads so much tracking garbage up front that your page won't load in less than three minutes. I don't have time for that." And I left.
Unsurprisingly, I haven't been invited back, but my point stands - too much crap means your page won't load in a reasonable period of time.
Mostly (F)OSS, privacy, Nix(OS) and usually very grumpy about the state of everything..
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