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1x1 of what #webdev's should not do, but even Steam does it: UA sniffing.

They block #Firefox. (actually only allow #Chrome/#Chromium) For no reason.

If you try to reproduce it, it works, because Firefox shipped with a crazy workaround and spoofs the #UA. See

Anyway, that this steps have to be taken tells how bad a #browser #monopoly is. #Steam is only one incident.
Look at about:compat to see more workarounds.

More details:

I just published "Fed up with Big Tech"

The modern internet is broken. We need to get it back from the Big Tech companies before it's too late. And we can.

Is it possible to run Mastodon behind a reverse proxy, one that handles SSL certificates for https connections? I mean, the default nginx.conf handles all that, and I guess you wouldn't need all of it behind a reverse proxy? Please correct me if I'm wrong.

@sandyman One reinstall further and it seems to work. In which case it was a setting. 🙄

@sandyman It’s probably some stupid configuration setting that I got wrong

@sandyman Twenty years ago, I would sink my teeth into this problem. Now I think Oh ffs, why can’t this just work? 🤷‍♂️

Nginx reverse proxy set up on RPi. Another one runs Gitea, and all run in Docker containers. Seems to work until I need to restart the Gitea container, then I get 502 Bad Gateway. I’m baffled.

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there is a youtube 'walkout' going on this week to protest google's discriminatory content moderation practices

the call is for no one to visit that site from now to the 14th (or just ever, imo) to stand in solidarity with marginalized creators

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Protonmail, an end-to-end encrypted, privacy and security conscious email service, is extending its Black Friday premium offer through December 8.

I've been a very satisfied (and nonpremium) user for the past several years. 10:10 would recommend as an alternative to the non-encrypted, surveillance-capitalism alternatives.

If you can pay, you help support those who cannot.


So I got my personal pixelfed instance up and running. Now I need it to federate, as it doesn’t seem to do it automatically. But I could be wrong, I’m new to this. 😊

I’m starting to like mastodon more and more.

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Next on my backlog of links, here's a response to a teacher who was badly misinformed on technology:

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There's a petition to Save the .org top level domain. Apparently, ICANN could still stop it from being sold.
I know, petitions rarely work, but I also know that _sometimes_ they do.
Please consider signing if you _run_ anything there, or if you _use_ or _care about_ anything that's on a .org domain. Also, boosting this to others who follow you, would be very much appreciated.

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