I don't think it can have been more than about a year since I discovered Firefox's "Reader" mode, and in that relatively short time I have gotten to the point that, when I'm on my phone at least, I instinctively check for whether the icon is available on every single site and hit it the moment I see it, even if the page in question hasn't yet loaded/rendered to the point where I can even assess it's readability. I just do it, because I have literally never once seen a single case where switching to Reader mode made the site *less* usable on a mobile. Not even once. I guess this shouldn't surprise me - nobody would have gone through the trouble of writing the feature if it didn't work well. But what does it say that we have gotten to the point where its of real practical value to automate the process of routinely throwing away the entire product of the web design industry?
Happy to discover that I can simply add https://www.i-dont-care-about-cookies.eu/abp/ to my uBlock lists to avoid most of the cookie banners that have taken over the web. How nice!
wow, an incredible read! 😲
The Confessions of Marcus Hutchins, the Hacker Who Saved the Internet
I've been playing around with #Fossil (the dvcs), and it now not only hosts code, bugs, and a wiki, but has added forum support. And it is distributed. It makes me wonder if the #Emacs community could use it to version code snippets, store the EmacsWiki, and use it for discussion (maybe in lieu of the Emacs subreddit?) It's always felt strange to me that one of the best gathering places for Emacs users is raising rounds of funding and is owned by a media company.
For those interested in the longevity of their #notes, I would not recommend using flavor-of-the-month tools built with trendy technologies: you just never know what will end up sticking from the current crop of tools. Similarly, using a web service is dangerous, since those also come and go. Best bet is plain text (Org or Markdown) in Emacs, Vim, or some other system that isn't going anywhere.
I gotta say, the tiling in Pop!_OS 20.04 makes web browsing awesome. Tiling is amazing anyway: quickly detach a tab and get side-by-side, reattach or close and go back to fullscreen. #System76 made it easier to use than StumpWM, i3, or Ion. Enough that I imagine it'll become a pretty important piece of my workflow from here on out.
Had my #System76 Lemur Pro for a bit over a week now, and I have to say, it is a sweet laptop. It's light, but not too light, and a keyboard that I long for when I'm typing on the Macbook I'm issued for work. Thin profile. USB-C charging. Only downside so far: the fans are fierce if you're running any serious workload.
Imma be honest with you chief regardless of the fact that I think mastodon.social *ought* to stay open for reasons I outlined on our official blog I am feeling psychologically overwhelmed by the influx of new people and worried if my architecture will be able to handle it... It's been put to the test by a fair number of overlapping user migrations recently...
Just discovered https://github.com/gildas-lormeau/SingleFile and imagine that having a collection of time-stamped website captures of resources I thought were cool or interesting would be a fantastic resource over the years, not only reflecting my interests, but also the state of the web at the time. Is there a search tool that can index these sorts of HTML captures? I'm thinking of an emacs mode utilizing eww and something like counsel-ag to search and view the archive.
The Iowa voting app, by the sounds of it, wasn't even using https
The article doesn't state it explicitly but that's exactly what it sounds like