I have put my article "Fed up with Big Tech" on my Small Tech blog: https://ghost.sndm.me/fed-up-with-big-tech/
1x1 of what #webdev's should not do, but even Steam does it: UA sniffing.
If you try to reproduce it, it works, because Firefox shipped with a crazy workaround and spoofs the #UA. See https://github.com/webcompat/web-bugs/issues/34171.
More details: https://social.wiuwiu.de/@rugk/102412860162095905
I just published "Fed up with Big Tech" https://medium.com/@ahuijsen/fed-up-with-big-tech-6d3db6f3cdea
The modern internet is broken. We need to get it back from the Big Tech companies before it's too late. And we can.
@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? 🤷♂️
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.
@sandyman Next up, a personal Mastodon instance. 😏
Next on my backlog of links, here's a response to a teacher who was badly misinformed on technology: https://linuxlock.blogspot.com/2008/12/linux-stop-holding-our-kids-back.html
I ditched Google for DuckDuckGo. Here's why you should too:
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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