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Senior Web Engineer. Open web / music. Remote DJ. Tall Dutch guy. #3million

micro.blog/sander

github.com/svandragt

mixcloud.com/cloudseer

 

Fancy Zoom Calls - Snook.ca

Although I'm too pragmatic to go through the setup required to get this up and running, I love reading about these elaborate setups

 

A wolf in sheep’s clothes

Moving contact tracing down the stack fundamentally changes the amount of control users have: you can uninstall a (contact tracing) app, you cannot uninstall the entire OS

That's a very worrying development. 

 

Conversations From Calais

Everyone is connected. 

 

Contexts

I was looking for a tool to help me filter open application windows and Contexts seems to deliver just that, as well as a nice sidebar which acts as a mini-dock on all monitors.

 

Tracking impacts your human rights to identify yourself

This is well put and worth thinking about.

Generally speaking, tracking takes away your ability to represent who you are yourself in the current moment. Your identity is how you are perceived by others. People won't appreciate this until they've lost it, but anyone who has been the victim of for example online bullying or stalking will recognise it. 

 

Online tracking is a form of tracking, which is a automated profiling, which is a limited form of mass surveillance. 

 

The modern web is becoming unusable

The question is: At which point do we reach the breaking point?

And I think the answer is: We are very close.

I think this applies for all of computing. All the notifications, ads, start menu items, unique identifiers that one must disable to work in peace, is draining our collective energy and attention. 

 

Coffee Is Hard | Hacker News

Sometimes the comments are as meaningful as the article that inspired them. 

 

 

Everyone has JavaScript, right?

This is helpful every two months or so.

 

‎Tofu Authenticator on the App Store

Used this a day but already liking this open source, no account, strong privacy 2fa app with filter bar.