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/
@nsaphra get that flower girl into some skates! =D
@JordiGH I have more than one bunch of Canadians! =P
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.
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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.
If you really want to help Firefox succeed, file a bug on https://webcompat.com/ when you find a broken website. Don't just switch back to Chrome; let Mozilla know there's a problem so they can try to fix it.
When browsers lose market share, they fall into the "compatibility death spiral." Sites don't bother to test, they break, and users flee to the browser that "just works." Mozilla is fighting this battle every day, and it just got harder.
@JordiGH something to get the next time ye are over =) https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/a3c450/til_that_the_debian_project_has_its_own_official/
A win for #opensource in Canada.
* Favour open source solutions
* Favour non-prorietary solutions
* Source for custom-built solutions must be released under open source licenses through Government of Canada sites
See C.2.3.8 for the relevant clauses:
Irish guy in Scotland. Shite at small talk. Purple monkey dishwasher.
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