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Here's "It's all about the curry", my Monkigras 2018 talk on software craft:

Delivered a lot of talks over the years, but I gotta say this has been one of my favorites so far.


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If you're a lead at a European studio, push your executives/HR to publish the percentage of devs who have opted out of the Working Time Directive.
Push to lower the percentage in order to attract more experienced devs looking for long-term careers. Show your studio understands crunch isn't sustainable.

Firefox is removing RSS features, but defaults to allowing third-party cookies.

Firefox, your priorities are wrong.

Remove the old RSS code, make it new. Block third-party cookies.

Or drop RSS like it was gopher+, and block third-party cookies.

Or ignore everything I've said and block third-party cookies.

And the next time you hear about a breach from these companies, know they mean that their data of their product (you) has been copied by other theives.

Unless the original data was destroyed (including offline backups), nothing was stolen.

Nothing was impacted.

#Privacy #Hacking #InfoSec

Identity Thieves that *copy* data from Surveillance companies are doing this same thing as those companies - using data of our lives against us without our input or control.

We should have control over our data.

This is a political issue.

Technology has only and will only continue to allow this surveillance at massive scale.

Vote, run for office, conduct civil disobedience (if you’re willing to face the consequences), call your representatives and hold them accountable.


Radical Networks is taking place this coming week in , with workshops on , universal income, and a host of other topics.

Reach out if you'll be around!

Interesting read on why joined TL;DR Microsoft is in a transition from a product company to a service company. With Azure they earn a lot of money these days with people running Free Software on their cloud platform. Which means that the threat of software patent interferes with the growth of their services business these days.

From the "headlines I never thought I would see" department: Microsoft open sources its entire patent platform portfolio.

> We "pledge our entire patent portfolio to the Linux system. That's not just the Linux kernel, but other packages built on it."

At Samsung NEXT we're collaborating with The Family on a free bootcamp for young entrepreneurs. It's taking place on October 20-21st in Berlin.

Interested or know anyone who might be?

I'll be around as a mentor myself among a pretty neat group of people.

Evan Prodromou (who is the grandfather of federated microblogging, I don't think you wouldn't be here without them.) is hiring someone to work on ActivityPub software.

"If you want a (paying full-time permanent) job (with real human money) building server software please DM me"

We are looking for a recent graduate to join our developer advocacy team based in London (UK). See details here: We actively seek a diverse pool of applicants, including those from historically marginalized groups. Come join us!

Yesterday, 26th of September was Stanislav Petrov Day.

A day to celebrate that you, me, everyone isn't nuclear vapour right now.
SP - disobeyed orders and military protocol, used his own thinking, and by doing so averted nuclear retaliation based on false alarms that would likely have caused a mass nuclear war in 1983.

Stanislav Petrov, often referred to as "The man who saved the world" died in December 2017

2018 will go down as the Year of the Bad Employer
Telltale just the latest in a parade of game dev horror stories likely leading to unionization


- Minus: a very few ads are getting through, such as LinkedIn ads.
- Plus: It has a setting to disable auto-play media, which actually works!
- Minus: there's a bug where it freezes on address bar autocomplete, marked as "WON'T FIX (if I understand correctly, the current version will be replaced)

That last issue might be a dealbreaker for average users.

Giving another shot on macOS. Feels more responsive than and, on my tests, uses less CPU power when it's on the background.

Only minor negative I've found is that it indicates a tab is playing sound even when it's only showing video (no audio).

I think I'm going to use it as my Chrome replacement right now.

This keeps coming up, so I'll state it again:

1. Some information has decaying value;
2. The amount of information that has decaying value is increasing exponentially.

Any data management solution which fails to account for that will fall short.

Firefox _still_ doesn't have an option to disable some extensions on private mode. 🤦‍♂️

The right iconography drives us to project logic on non-existent items.

Is there an open standard for sharing book highlights like Amazon’s proprietary Kindle highlight-sharing system?

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