Marvel: Infinity War is the most ambitious crossover event in history
"Neat URL" is an amazing Firefox extension which cleans up all the utm_shit parameters
El Reg on Facebook 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Show more
"Nobody likes a lying asshole."
Mastodon as a Sidebar (Firefox add-on) by @soapdog is really neat! Just tried it out today and it works surprisingly well. Uses Pinafore under the hood, so you can log in to multiple instances. Pressing Shift-Alt-M will close or open it. Cool use case! https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/mastodon-as-a-sidebar/
Back in the GTalk days, you could talk to your entire Google contacts list via federated XMPP.
So even back then I had way more contacts on XMPP than GNUSocial or Identica.
Google played a large role in killing off XMPP usage and the day they announced sunsetting GTalk was when I realized they're just another embrace-extend-extinguish monopolist.
Society needs self-hostable, scalable and functional alternatives to surveillance capitalist systems of manipulation and censorship.
uspol, google ceo testimony Show more
GSuite - is it treated differently in terms of data collection vs a free google account?
The short answer: no. The data is still collected. Some wordplay around policies regarding consent.
So dont think that paying for google services sets you in a different class of surveillance.
You Need Neither AMP Nor PWA to Make Your Website Load Fast: http://tonsky.me/blog/pwa/
"It would’ve been ok if ServiceWorker was a tradeoff: you pay complexity fee but get exciting new capabilities. Except you don’t. Nothing useful that you can do with ServiceWorker you can’t do with HTTP cache/AJAX/REST/Local Storage. It’s just a complexity hole you’ll sink countless workhours in."
Test in Firefox, we're heading back towards the bad old days... https://www.zeldman.com/2018/12/07/browser-diversity-starts-with-us/
On the Edge team, we had a *whole team* dedicated to finding compat bugs, reducing them, and reaching out to site owners with fixes. Sometimes we would reach out to a site owner and they'd say, "Sorry, you don't have enough market share for us to bother fixing this bug."
This is where we get -webkit prefixed CSS in the standard, as well as de-facto standards and "works best in Chrome." This is why both Opera and Edge switched to Chromium.
Irish guy in Scotland. Shite at small talk. Purple monkey dishwasher.
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