It feels good to start a branch of GNOME's #Epiphany web browser where the first commit is a big removal that kills the old, memory-hog ad blocker. Next up: add the new ad blocker, using #WevKit's built-in content extensions support.
The new code only needs to care about downloading the filtering rules and using the new API to compile and make WebKit use them.
For testing I have EasyList (what Ephy uses now) converted to the JSON format, and using @aral's Better ruleset is the final target 🧐
You need neither PWA nor AMP to make your website load fast
I'm happy to announce that Nostalgia is now available on Flathub! It's the easiest way to get all the amazing wallpapers @jimmac has made for GNOME over the past decade.
Get it while it's hot: https://flathub.org/apps/details/im.bernard.Nostalgia
It does feel like there is significant overlap based on where a lot of these people congregate, and the tactics they employ.
Come to think of it, the situation also mirrors some recent political trends: A group of mostly white men vehemently opposed to change, especially when it's designed to broaden the franchise? Extreme entitlement, and violent rhetoric when they feel like their privilege is being threatened? Hmmmmm...
in december I'll give a light talk in a local Linux User Group
I'd like to collect informations about #Flatpak
The frustration with the current model of software distribution, the whys the hows
all the way up to the temptation (?) of the #Gnome people to make their own Linux distribution based on their own tools
Thanks for any hint
@jimmac has made a lot of amazing GNOME wallpapers over the years, but sadly very few people ever see them because not many distros ship them.
So many sites do:
“Here are cookie, advertising, tracking policies. Here is an OK button.”
After not clicking the ok button but attempting to continue:
“You must agree to our tracking policy”
That is explicitly not allowed/illegal under GDPR.
American companies including the Washington Post really have a damn hard time wrapping their head around that an agreement means you can decline to agree to it, and GDRP says refusing to be tracked is not grounds for a site to refuse service.
Rebel with too many causes.
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