@pixelfed well thats a good argument for leaving pixelfed.social registrations open.
The smaller instances on a new fediverse tend to be more volatile so will come and go. Pixelfed will need at least one instance that ppl can rely on until more instances become more robust 😊
Each year, the Nieman Lab solicit predictions for the future of journalism. Mine is a call to action for publishers to help build the internet they need: http://www.niemanlab.org/2019/01/the-platform-tide-is-turning/
I've decided to go dark on all social media, including Mastodon, for the rest of 2018. Here's why I'm doing it - and how to stay in touch with me.
@halfcutskeleton @ordinarylava yes, it's the constant battle against keeping an eye on changed settings when a new browser comes out quite regularly that wears people down. And unchecking the default google, bing or amazon search in firefox is something people can forget to do. That possum extension which deliberately sends out false data is a good idea too. disrupts the #SurveillancecCapitalism algorithms. lol
@dublinux you can also add HTTPS Everywhere, Privacy Possum and Decentraleyes.
I use Ubuntu and a Google-free LineageOS phone, Firefox, Ublock Origin, Pi-Hole... I was gonna set up DNS-over-HTTPS, but now I find out that T-Mobile is selling my location data anyway. At some point it feels like privacy is just impossible https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/nepxbz/i-gave-a-bounty-hunter-300-dollars-located-phone-microbilt-zumigo-tmobile
Moving CSS into JS adds a barrier preventing people not already deep in JS land from styling stuff. Doing CSS the classical way means you lose the advantages of JS infrastructure (dependency management, avoiding a global namespace). For authors of generic components, both suck.
I'm hitting a bit of a wall here https://github.com/codemirror/codemirror.next/issues/40#issuecomment-450885805
"ICE Seizes Over 1 Million Websites With No Due Process; Apparently Unaware That Copyright & Trademark Are Different" >> https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20181213/18030341224/ice-seizes-over-1-million-websites-with-no-due-process-apparently-unaware-that-copyright-trademark-are-different.shtml
I absolutely need to do more things like this in my life.
Interpretation of Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom from Want” by For Freedoms featuring musician and poet Saul Williams (standing right).
It makes me a bit sad because those first impressions and first-time user difficulties can't really ever be replicated by the same person again. This is a unique chance to see things in a new light and fix pain points.
Feedback like this is rare because no one thinks to do it or collect it in one place as it happens. Unfortunately since it's rare, it seems like an outlier and therefore not important to act on.
When getting feedback on software, I think it's important to consider that there are at least two common positions that the person might be coming from:
1- They really just want to do X but can't figure out how to do X. They don't care too much how X is accomplished - as long as X is possible and they learn how to do it.
2- They know or can guess how to accomplish X, but they don't like the process and wish it was easier/better/faster to do X.
The trick is telling them apart.
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