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(Even though, as stated in the article, it does mess up screen readers. So it is a nice gimmick in the artistic field, but should certainly not be used in an actual website.)
[16:53] In 2012, a study indicated that the brain will remember knowledge better when the font of the text it was gained from is hard to read. RMIT now released a font that aims to utilize this.
[21:38] Now that is something I don't want to happen to me: computer installs update, reboots during surgery, forcing the anestetist to keep the patient narcotized longer than planned. Yikes!
Seriously? Not only do they keep stripping
www. from the URL, but they actually pondered doing this before making the request, blatantly ignoring the user's input. What a fuckfest.
Quite sad, Chrome/ium used to be such a reliable tool. Guess I'm back with Firefox for good. Mozilla certainly are no strangers to bad ideas, but Chrome is underway to being entirely useless for me.
[21:27] Here is a little insight into a librarian's workday with a focus on tech. I've been working in this field myself before I settled in IT, so I know what the author is talking about. People ask you all kinds of tech related things, while on the other hand everyone I talked to after I changed jobs was surprised to hear that tech was involved at all in libraries. Weird discrepancy.
[18:10] A while ago I recommended KeePass to a friend, because I witnessed them struggling to find passwords in textfiles, archived emails et cetera. They actually started using it -- as a secure place to store a diary. Neat idea, admittedly.
[18:07] Here's a prime example why I dislike adblockers and prefer scriptblockers and/or requestblockers: acceptable ads follow a strict set of rules, except when they don't. Do not trust filter lists maintained by third parties. Someone will screw you.
[17:16] In all fairness I have to say that not only Mozilla are messing things up big time. The Chrome developers appear to be a bunch of fucking imbeciles, too. Anyone know which kind of drug they are on? Seriously, I want to know.
[21:26] Finally decided to selfhost my calendar and address book. I'm using Radicale on my RaspberryPi. Snycs fine with devices in my LAN and will happily talk to my phone when my VPN is up. (I took a quick glance at NextCloud, but holy Zarquon, what a bloatware!)
[18:00] It is 2018 and people are still writing instructions on how to set up FTP servers. What a bunch of morons.
[21:59] Wtf is Mozilla up to? First they decide to remove the live bookmarks feature, killing Firefox's built-in feed reader. Then they come up with this mess. Two things about this really piss me off.
To begin, they take away their users' option to choose their own sources of information and intend to dump a load of crap that some algorithm decided was interesting. The point they are trying to make is that the internet is "like being guided" these days and they want to give users the chance to come accross new stuff by chance.
Yet ... what, if not guiding the users, is this? Especially since these recommendations are intended to be based on what users visited with this extension installed.
"Off the beaten path"? Not so much. Only another filter bubble. Have they really not figured out what a messed up idea this whole news feed crap is in the first place?
To make matters worse, the whole data this extension will collect (including browsing history, IP addresses) will be sent to a third party to analyze, which is a terrible idea in and of itself.
I know this thing is optional for the moment, but as far as I remember, so was pocket. I'm really not looking forward ...
Oh, and the other day I read about their plan to replace DNS with DOH. Why is this browser messing with a task that the OS should handle?
Mozilla's recommendation for using DOH (which, just as Advance, is opt in at the moment) is to use cloud flare as a resolver. Cloudflare too is a third party. And let me stress that they are a third party that I have no contract with. I do however have one with my ISP, who is to comply with far stricter privacy laws than Cloudflare, so while I do not actually trust them at least I have means to take legal steps if need be.
And these guys have the nerve to piss on Facebook about privacy issues. Are you kidding me?! (Pay attention to their twisted view on sharing data. According to them, it is all fine as long as they are transparent about this. Well, transparency my ass. How about you don't share your users' data at all?!)
[21:08] Useful find of the day: on any YouTube channel you'll find the
externalId in the source code, which you can combine with the string
https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id= to get the URL of the channel's RSS feed. So in case of the FSFE the URL would be
https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=UC68ldbHwL_-5qzETqOaAMWQ (since they apparently chose not to set up a custom channel URL you'll find that the URL to their channel itself also includes said external ID). That's neat, because there are a handful of interesting channels I'd like to watch, but I don't want to set up an account for this.
[16:47] Security aside, I've found another reason why I want my users to lock their workstation when they leave their desk. Due to renovations we're a little short on rooms right now and there is one person on a desk right in front of the server room. I'm currently replacing parts of the network infrastructure and have to switch stuff around in the server room every now and then, but since I don't want to annoy this person all the time I try to time my works to when they are not at their desk. Easier said than done for a few reasons, so I made use of powershell to remotely check whether their computer is locked, indicating the office is not in use at this moment.
This did work a few times, but today, after a quick check of their lock status and finding the computer unlocked I decided to call it a day and go home, only to meet the coworker in the lobby. Apparently they left to take a break and didn't lock their computer. Narf.