Friday feelings with #FollowFriday 🍸 🍻
📔 @Carnet Carnet: Free open alternative to Google Keep
🏭 @olimex Olimex: Makers of open electronics
🛡️ @protonvpn ProtonVPN: Hides your metadata from your ISP
👾 @itchio Itch.io: Cool DRM-free indie games
🐉 @rpginabox RPG in a Box: Create your own voxel-style RPGs
Previous Follow Friday posts:
Yesterday I visited the people protecting the Hambach forrest, in Germany.
Our war against nature must end. Read more about the background of the Hambach forrest here: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/10/greta-thunberg-climate-change-fight-germany-hambach-forest?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco
#HambiBleibt #ecologicalbreakdown #ecologicalemergency #keepitintheground #endcoal
Zero-day vulnerability discovered in popular industrial and data centre control system
Tesla motors make classic Ferraris go faster - https://www.bbc.com/news/business-48956000
The meat industry first ignored, then laughed, and now they are fighting.
New bill would ban autoplay videos and endless scrolling - The Verge https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/30/20746878/josh-hawley-dark-patterns-platform-design-autoplay-youtube-videos-scrolling-snapstreaks-illegal
#GitHub is blocking users based on national origin, citing US trade controls law restrictions....
People from #Iran, #Syria, #Crimea, #Cuba, and North Korea woke up one day to lose access to all their public and private repositories. There's reporting that even people *who traveled* to any of those countries in the last 2 years are losing their data...
And #GitHub has not said ONE WORD ABOUT IT.
Why Meredith Whittaker left #Google:
people in the UK should be watching and using this important site: the Facebook Ad Library - (link: https://www.facebook.com/ads/library/) facebook.com/ads/library/ tories have already started using it to prepare for General Election. Where is @uklabour here? if they don't start using social medium, they may as well go home
Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg’s Fake Accounts Ponzi Scheme - https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2019/07/facebook-mark-zuckerbergs-fake-accounts-ponzi-scheme.html
The Verge about "our" nazi problem:
Google #whistleblower launches project to keep tech ethical - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/13/google-whistleblower-launches-project-to-keep-tech-ethical we certainly need this
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.
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!