This is really well done: https://stealingurfeelin.gs/
Meet the new AI that knows you better than you know yourself.
New blog post: "The joy and challenge of developing for KaiOS" https://nolanlawson.com/2019/09/22/the-joy-and-challenge-of-developing-for-kaios/
When someone says they've got nothing to hide, the worst counter-argument you can give is "try going to the bathroom with the door open". It is easy to deflect and completely misses the point.
They're actually right: they do not have anything to hide. The ones who do are journalists, whistle-blowers, persecuted minorities, etc.
And if those are the only ones taking privacy-preserving measures, that fact alone will be a red flag.
I'd like to write a thread about some of the performance tricks in #Pinafore, just for those who might be interested.
Wow! Insert `/info` into a .gov.uk URL like the following, and you'll get that page's metrics and the user needs it's supposed to address: https://www.gov.uk/info/carers-allowance
Diversity, looking for input
Question: as a lowly employee of a very homogenous small-but-growing organisation, what can you do to increase diversity in that organisation, along practically every axis?
Parts of the org want to grow this, but do not quite know how to, I think. Lots of hiring is via our own network, which probably doesn't help - mine is not that diverse either, unfortunately.
If I can provide feedback to our job ads, I suggest fewer masculine-coded words. What else can I do?
I just learned that websites can mark password fields as `new-password`, and that at least Firefox is working on using it to autogenerate strong passwords for new users. Together with Mozilla's recent focus on Lockwise, this should make password managers a lot more accessible to more people.
I'm not sure what people mean when they say that WebAssembly is the new Flash. Flash was bad because:
- it did not integrate with the rest of the DOM, at all.
- it frequently made your browser crash or grind to a halt.
- it was proprietary and controlled by a single company.
- it came with considerable security risks.
The big difference is that the consumers of package managers (i.e. developers) are empowered to build a decentralized solution. We're coders. We got this. I think entropic will take off.
I'm more concerned about the state of social media. Social media isn't like CPAN or RubyGems or npm – the muggles use it! Who is out there defending the muggles?
If federated social media is really going to be "the commons," then it has to be accessible to more than just geeks. We have to democratize it.
Front-end developer trying to give people control over their data at Inrupt, and to open up access to academic research with Plaudit.pub. Additionally, helping out with @ToSDR.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!