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Tired: Make wubsite fast with CDN, thousands of locations, every major city

Wired: Make wubsite fast with delete stupid js you don't need

@dosnostalgic ...so that's where Audacity got its inspiration from!

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According to Google, you’re not human if you aren’t being tracked by Google.

“…one of the ways that Google determines whether you’re a malicious user or not is whether you already have a Google cookie installed on your browser.”

fastcompany.com/90369697/googl

#SurveillanceCapitalism

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How does knowledge transfer in pair programming work? That's a question that kept Franz Zieris busy for years. Instead of reading his 300+ pages long PhD thesis, you can glance over his findings in the summary at https://www.zieris.net/pubs/Zieris20-phd-summary.pdf --- it contains a lot of useful insights that pairs can reflect on!
I applaud the effort some people make to condense or present their academic work for a broader audience. It still happens way too little.
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Most websites out there collect your data in one way or another, so many of them enable privacy invasion. We do not, check out our perfect Blacklight score themarkup.org/blacklight?url=g

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Open hardware laptop MNT Reform now available in both DIY (starting at €899!) and assembled + many customization options in our store: shop.mntmn.com/products/mnt-re

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Hell site

“Going forward, I will no longer be checking Twitter or responding on it … I plan to concentrate as much of my time and energy as possible on building the Small Web.”

ar.al/2021/05/10/hell-site/

#twitter #fediverse #SmallWeb #SurveillanceCapitalism

@saiba@mastodon.technology I do run servers and some tabs / terminals for docs/man, which is generally not a problem. Not running any massive enterprise-grade stuff, luckily. However, running "simple" apps like Spotify, Signal and Elements (electron) eats most of my RAM and bumps up my CPU usage by a few percent, so I use them sparingly.

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You don't need to spend thousands on a new laptop, sometimes the best option is a used Thinkpad.

atthis.link/blog/2021/reassess

@saiba@mastodon.technology @0066cc The older models are more upgradable. I "downgraded" from a E495 to an X201 this winter. Missed the keyboard and for everyday webdev work the i5 processor and the 4GB of RAM is more than enough. Display is shitty though, but am using an external 1440p display and the dock most of the time. The E495 is only used for image processing with Darktable.

@aral This whole debacle seems to me like a good argument for work-owned corporations, where dramtic changes can't be forced onto the employees.

Big changes in corporate culture is neccesary from time to time, but has to be the result of processes where the ones who will be affected can have a real say in the matter. Usually you end up with far better solutions and compromisses in the end when the employees also are owners, although it might take much longer to get there.

@ff0000 @aral There are many degrees of "unethicalness" in the field of software companies, and from my limited knowledge, I still consider Basecamp to be quite low on that ladder. Yes, the owners fucked up royally, but I'll wait until the dust has settled a bit.

I bet these things happen on a regular basis in bigger, less transparent companies, like Google and Facebook, we just seldom here about them.

@binyamin Good point. I don't mind when commercial actors join the fedi — as long as they make an effort to understand the rules and culture.

A big difference compared to Twitter/Facebook etc. is that I'm not forced to watch ads (that look like tweets) and I choose which accounts to follow.

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Engineered complexity in our systems is what keeps us shackled to the whims of big tech. The key to devolution is simplification. Simplify, simplify, simply. Remove, reduce, distill… and then maybe we stand a chance at owning and controlling the infrastructure as individuals.

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As an open source project ourselves, we recognize the immense amount of hidden labour that goes into public-benefit projects.

It’s crucial for free + open source tech projects to be mutually supportive of each other — this is the basis for a healthy digital commons. 🕸️ 💗

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Miss out on the first webinar about #Activitypub for EU/national administrations? That's why we recorded it! -> peertube.public.cat/videos/wat Check out a great, concise introduction on the #fediverse & #ActivityPub and its alignment with EU/EC-values of sovereignty and equality, as well as an in-depth discussion on self-hosting, FOSS in government & social networking presence. And don't forget the next webinar April 26 at 10 am CEST where we dive deeper into #ActivityPub & its evolution. Cyathere! 👋

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“Huawei is proposing a fundamental internet redesign, which it calls ‘New IP,’ designed to build ‘intrinsic security’ into the web. Intrinsic security means that individuals must register to use the internet, and authorities can shut off an individual user’s internet access at any time. In short, Huawei is looking to integrate China’s ‘social credit,’ surveillance, and censorship regimes into the Internet’s architecture.“

That’s a hard no from me, John.

justsecurity.org/75741/chinas-

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Clean up the web!

Developers, it’s time for you to choose a side: will you help rid the web of privacy-invading tracking or be complicit in it?

cleanuptheweb.org/

#CleanUpTheWeb #FlocOffGoogle

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So, ball’s in your court, web server developers.

Are you going to add a one-line header, by default, to your server responses to protect people from being tracked by Google or not?

Adding it to Site.js took 5 minutes or work:

github.com/small-tech/site.js/

Do you care?

More: plausible.io/blog/google-floc

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