Toy Story 2 was almost lost due a animator accidentally deleting folders from Pixar's server. The film was saved due a technical director working from home while taking care of her baby, who had a backup file.

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This is the most interesting piece of you'll see today: A client for the terminal written in .

Getting a healthy dose of 5G bullshit at Broadband World Forum

Download an Archive of 16,000 Sound Effects from the BBC.

A Fascinating History of the 20th Century in Sound

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"We have noticed that you are using adblocker"

This is what another website said to me a minute ago. Then it asked to whitelist them.

Dear website, you are wrong. I am not using ad blocker. I use some anti-tracking functionality in my browser. I don't even have control on most part of it unless I want to pop up the hood and go really deep in there. Also I use some blacklisting of especially abusive ads and trackers on my router. Sorry, I can't whitelist you, there is simply no easy click of a button to do so.

And you know, website, it took years and years, decades even to develop this sort of environment you find yourself running in. At first I was even glad to see banners. They were fun to see. Then as years went by I installed ad blocker. It was really simple back then. Then it just went on and on - and here we are. You are not whitelistable. Most likely your ads won't display even on unfiltered direct connection and clean Firefox install with default settings.

So what can I do? Ask yourself, dear website, how have you driven all of us to this. Sure as hell it wasn't me.

Now when we have this cleared I am going to look for an easy way to bypass your "anti-adblock" shield. I won't even bother using any dedicated tools for that. If in about 30 seconds I won't see the content I want I will close the page and move on. Also I'll make a mental note not to click on your links again because of this.

How to fix this, you ask me? I don't know. Maybe accept the fact that ads are so last century? How about dropping these user tracking annoyingly contextual ads altogether and try something else? Like, you know, conscious advertising? Like old school magazines (the ones on paper) did?

And DoubleClick and friends can go fuck themselves. Ad banners are dinosaurs and the business feels chilly because the asteroid already hit.

#ads #adblock #internet #rant

Adobe Is Deactivating All Venezuelan Accounts To Comply With US Sanctions

This is why *aaS is a bad idea. If you don't own it, it can disappear overnight and leave you hanging dry.

We have now a PeerTube account, maintained by @bjoern. For now we will concentrate on conference videos. #PeerTube #Nextcloud

Think IN18s Are Cool? Get a Load of This Must-Have Custom Nixie Tube

Us: “I’ll take Retro style displays we absolutely have to have for $200, Alex.”

Trebek: “This nixie tube is unlike any conventional tube you’ve seen before, handbuilt and NOT numbers …

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🔴 Détenteur d’un #master en #sciences #informatiques 💻
et d'une candidature (bachelor) en sciences #mathématiques 🔬,
je recherche un emploi de #développeur (#assembleur, #C/C++, #Rust, #Java, #Python, #Scala…),
conception d'applications, sur Bruxelles 🇧🇪.
En recherche de challenges algorithmiques, de performances et de correction.

• CV en ligne :

#asm #Cpp #LogicielLibre #FreeSoftware #informatique #ComputerScience #developer

The latest Safari update permanently disables the framework uBlock Origin (and, incidentally, 1Password version 6 and lower) relies on. There will no longer be a uBlock version for Safari.

A while ago, someone on Twitter raised the point that users are rightfully gunshy about software updates because developers often use them to make unilateral and unwelcome changes. The question "did your users meaningfully consent to this change" goes unasked, let alone unanswered.

I want better.

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