µ-Posts (What is this?)

This is a stream/feed/river (or whatever you want to call it) of short posts that I write over time. If I feel like it I also repost to my Mastodon and/or Twitter account. Such posts are marked with Mastodon icon and/or Twitter icon, respectively.

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I can post both to Mastodon and Twitter from my blog via brid.gy! I'm still not sure how to turn my website into an ActivityPub endpoint but otherwise I'm really pleased with #indieweb!

Reshared https://mastodon.ar.al/users/aral/statuses/104058663983497893

Aral Balkan says:

If you teach development, the first thing you should be teaching… before HTML, CSS, JS, etc., is ETHICS.

Teach your students to avoid 3rd-party surveillance-based APIs/components. Teach them to de-centre themselves… to build tools owned and controlled by the people who use them.

Reshared https://mastodon.social/users/rysiek/statuses/104064682389587875

tl;dr yet another one-liner npm package broke millions of other projects

Reshared https://fsfe.org/news/2020/news-20200424-01.html

Public Money? Public Code! This should be everywhere!

Reshared https://www.wired.com/story/opinion-expert-twitter-only-goes-so-far-bring-back-blogs/

Nice article about something I've been thinking about for some time. It suggests that in this era of quickly-spreading information with not so clear credibility, we can do better by combining Twitter for getting the reach and university-hosted blogs (to which the tweets would point) for providing trustworthiness of the said information.

Of course, also other institutions could be "trustworthiness providers" (e.g. the BBC) and host blogs of their people. One problem is that now in the eyes of many people universities and other traditional institutions have lost their reputation for some reason.

Reshared https://johngowe.rs/blog/2020/04/17/how-big-is-a-trillion-anyway/

How much is a quattuorquinquagintillion? :-)

Reshared https://rjlipton.wordpress.com/2020/04/14/john-horton-conway-1937-2020/

RIP John Conway

I just realised that we should be probably grateful to Javascript that it freed us from XML. Before Javascript became so pervasive (that is, before Node.js) we used to write config files in XML and now it's mostly json or yaml. Coincidence? I don't think so? :-)

Reshared https://boffosocko.com/2017/07/28/an-introduction-to-the-indieweb/

Here we go:

French publishers win decisive battle against Google

Europe’s copyright directive proves its mettle as France orders the US search giant to pay for press content.


(by fractalfriday.com)

I wonder if I manage to interlink my webnest with my mastodon profile https://mastodon.social/@jaklt

Have you noticed how fresh the air is these days? Could we do something after this pandemic is over to keep it that way please? :-)

A year on and I wonder how much of the new legislation has been implemented without much public debate. Despite that the tiny details will matter more than anything.



Reshared https://mastodon.ar.al/users/aral/statuses/103883355325180011

Apple just killed Offline Web Apps while purporting to protect your privacy: why that’s A Bad Thing and why you should care ar.al/2020/03/25/apple...

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