After a lot of deliberation, I have decided to launch a #Patreon with a modest goal, in order to support #fediQuest development, since two hours of me tired after work, every couple of days doesn't really cut it.
Firefox 66 arrives with autoplaying blocked by default, smoother scrolling
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The thing with gatekeepers like #Google is that when you tell people these things, they usually don't listen, because until the very second something like this happens to them, it seems improbable. And that's the problem; your emails, documents etc. could be wiped at any second - yet people still build businesses that rely entirely on the #AppStore / #GooglePlay to survive, something they have absolutely no control over - or is built on top of 3rd parties like #Twitter & 100% at their mercy.
@kde Actually, that's not quite right - they do have a pretty solid customer sales & services team, staffed with real people, for their actual customers - advertisers.
Everything comes down to money and nothing else; another example; they're willing to demonetize #YouTube channels without explanation & hold them accountable for user generated comments, just so advertisers stay on the platform, even if it hurts creators massively & of course there's no human to interact with there either.
'@kde Connect has been removed from #GooglePlay for violating their new policy on apps that access SMS . The policy has an explicit exception for companion apps (like KDE Connect), but it was removed anyway and *there's no way to talk to #Google*'
Just another example of how corps are willing to throw their weight around when it comes to avoiding taxes etc. yet are unwilling to put their weight behind any sort of customer service that would actually help people.
US Bars Entry to International Criminal Court Investigators
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Wolfenstein: Ray Tracing On using WebGL1
Excellent talk: if you do web programming I'd consider it a must watch. Don't worry, it's funny.
My only complaint is that the cover of Fahrenheit 451 didn't show up.
It's my pet theory that the availability of the Twitter-to-Mastodon cross-poster has harmed Mastodon's adoption by giving people an easy way to change nothing about their social media habits, and pretend like they have checked out Mastodon without ever being here.
Every time I bring this up I get responses à la "not all cross-posters!" and well, if you don't think it's about you, don't make it about you
Boeing 737 MAX 8, rant Show more
It's interesting, the discussion around the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and how many Americans are willing to protect "their" company Boeing, even at the cost of sounding pretty racist and dismissing the concerns as "inexperienced 3rd world pilots", rather than entertaining the possibility that perhaps Boeing might be at fault here, in some capacity.
I even saw suggestions that China grounding the planes was 'political', rather than trying to prevent further fatalities. Ugh.
170 years of German publishers demanding special copyrights for the press because of new technology.
The snippet taxes of Article 11 will be used to enrich publishers at the expense of actual journalism.
Turns out indoor plants really do help purify the air, removing volatile organic compounds through their leaves, roots, and the microbiome living in the soil they grow in.
Personal servers as a business Show more
As requested, I also uploaded it to PeerTube: https://peertube.social/videos/watch/d9bd2ee9-b7a4-44e3-8d65-61badd15c6e6
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