I've decided to consolidate to one Mastodon account, so I'm gonna be over at @peter. (I'll enable the redirect from this account just now). Please follow me there! :)

@david_ross It's the ticket booth but I think this screen above is meant to be for service info. I didn't chance it and went to another machine anyway!

I am very excited to publish this article!!

My last few months have been looking at some really cool Web technology which have really inspired me about the future of the Web.


"An estimated $500bn is withheld from public coffers each year by multinational companies... [They] should be taxed on where they genuinely do business – not on where they artificially shift their profits"


"Comcast is injecting 400+ lines of JavaScript into web pages" forums.xfinity.com/t5/Customer

Good time to remember that the EFF's HTTPS Everywhere extension is a great way to avoid ISPs tampering with HTTP pages: eff.org/https-everywhere

"Unfortunately... the online world has been structured by what I view as the perverse financial incentives of the advertising model into exactly the opposite, where people are corralled into these groups that are made to be as annoyed as possible with each other."

Good interview. HT @nolan


@bigsweater How about toot.cafe? "Toot Café is an instance that was seeded from the web development and design community, so topics may tend to be about JavaScript, CSS, etc. They're not limited to that, though; you can talk about anything you want as long as you follow the Code of Conduct." toot.cafe/about/more :)

"Repressive governments originally treated Facebook with suspicion... But authoritarian regimes are now embracing social media, shaping the platforms into a tool to wage war against a wide range of opponents—opposition parties, human-rights activists, minority populations, journalists."


@abbenm @peter Ah a peer to peer browser? I don't remember Opera Unite explicity, but I think you could do similar things with WebRTC in most browsers these days? peerjs.com might be a good place to start, it you haven't come across that...

OK I'm gonna belatedly do my / ☺️ Hi, I'm a web developer from the UK, into technology and innovation. I work in Samsung's web browser team as a developer advocate, which means I get to help web developers as my job. I post most of the web development stuff over on my other account at @peter.

I also sometimes draw sketches, come up with bad puns, and draw bad cartoons based on bad puns 😄

@hamishcampbell @floppy @cubicgarden @david_ross Haven't used the Project tab on Github before, I don't seem able to add stuff there but I can try again on desktop later. How many people will the room hold / do you want to turn up? How about a simple website for it? How will people register? Maybe via something like Meetup.com/Eventbrite/Tito - or a more open alternative if one exists?!

Deep Mind's AlphaGo Zero "has triumphed at chess against world-leading specialist software, within hours of teaching itself the game from scratch" bbc.co.uk/news/amp/technology-

UC browser is based on Chromium 57 now apparently. Before that it was a fork of WebKit dating from before the Blink split (AFAIK). plus.ucweb.com/

Honestly I probably could have skipped my whole "why I'm leaving Twitter" blog post and just posted this comic instead. (source: listen-tome.com/wasted-hours/) toot.cafe/media/APuvNvSDKV4yyu

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