So far I haven't worked on actual code today, but at least I've already gone through bugmail and reviewed the chabges needed to add API in WPE which will allow specifying the back end library to use:
It may not sound like a big deal, but it will allow sharing the same WPE WebKit build among different applications, regardless of which back end they want to use.
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FTR, Cog is both a launcher/browser which uses the WPE WebKit port, and a library that can be used to implement your custom one. So far in the few situations it's used the custom version didn't happen, and Cog (the browser) ended up being improved instead. In beginning to question the whole library thing, specially if the support for plugins proves enough.
Not sure how long I'm going to keep it up, but let's do some posting under the “coding” CW. About thing I do for work (and fun sometimes) which are Open Source.
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Quite happy about where the direction that this refactoring is taking: https://github.com/Igalia/cog/pull/41
Depending on how this evolves, I might consider removing libcogcore, which currently provides functionality used by Cog only, and exposing only extension points — I'm not aware of any other browser using libcogcore anyway.
Peertube, an ActivityPub based alternative to YouTube, is running a crowdfunding campaign https://www.kisskissbankbank.com/en/projects/peertube-a-free-and-federated-video-platform
Comes at an important time, with YouTube blocking legitimate videos on (incorrect) copyright grounds, such as MIT's OpenCourseWare videos and the Blender Foundation's videos https://torrentfreak.com/youtubes-piracy-filter-blocks-mit-courses-blender-videos-and-more-180618/
This is very important:
"Article 13 of the Copyright Directive will force internet platforms (social networks, video sites, image hosts, etc.) to install upload filters to monitor all user uploads for copyrighted content, including in images – and thus block most memes, which are usually based on copyrighted images.
It will come down to every single vote. (...) The NGO EDRi has made a list of key swing votes: https://edri.org/files/Copyright_JURI_MEPs_undecided.pdf."
This will affect #Fediverse.
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The amount of targeted-ads opt-outs on some websites is too damn high.
While achieving this level of transparency of knowing who's getting data is a nice side effect of GDPR, manually having to flip hundreds of opt-outs is insane. Betcha most people don't, and that not having a “opt-out of all” button is actually a design choice of many websites to discourage users from opting out. And that's a bit sad.
"The Lunar Orbiters never returned to Earth with the imagery. Instead, the Orbiter developed the 70mm film (yes film) and then raster scanned the negatives with a 5 micron spot (200 lines/mm resolution) and beamed the data back to Earth using lossless analog compression"
Lol remember when I covered E3 one year and _everyone_ except my editor regretted it https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2014/06/e3.html