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I just noticed my tracker blocker had to block Twitter SDK and Google Analytics from an official website from my government where I had to submit official documentation... How far can this go? We all now the next inevitable step is having them in our home.

Well after 5 years my Nexus 7 tablet has decided to stop working (can't install new apps). This after years of not even getting security updates. Disappointing that this happens when the device is perfectly fine. So I guess this is a good opportunity to install . If I'm happy with the experience, I'll probably do the same with my phone, another device working perfectly fine that hasn't got security updates for years.

@daibarnes What you mention in the podcast about "just entertainment" is interesting. I think the same piece of content, depending how the target receives it, can be just entertainment or a meaningful experience. Like most things the value is in the eyes of the beholder. One good example of the opposite is how deep topics like philosophy are taught in schools and many students are bored out of their minds.

Looking for a new position that fits my values is tough. I've been thinking about it and I decided to write it down, check it out. Also, let me know if you are aware of an opportunity where I can fit! Mostly looking for a remote fullstack/frontend/backend developer position.

I've been reading about and I am surprised to see that it's, conceptually, almost the same as a project I had been incubating for months. I haven't decided if I will start contributing to solid or continue on my own (or a combination of both). In case you want to check out what I was doing (it's still not even close to release), check it out in those repos:

It is annoying when a page whose whole purpose is to complete a form (login page, 2FA code confirmation, etc) doesn't have any input focused by default.

Every time I see the construct `if ($foobar === true) { ... }`, a little part of me dies.

Ok, about my issues with Thunderbird (last toot), false alarm. Turns out it's normal that me, the sender, can see everyone else's direction. I was confused because I also added myself as one of the recipients, and I could see everyone's email in the received message as well. Which is weird.

I just sent an email using BCC with Thunderbird and it didn't hide the emails for other recipients 😱 maybe it's time to stop using it, can you guys recommend any good email client that works in linux?

I just got a cookie notice in an app :/ Yes, an installed app, not a PWA. Is that weird or is it me?

Ok migration done! It was easier than expected πŸ˜€.

So I moved from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 using a new machine. I use docker so I didn't have to rebuild the database, I just copied the files over.

Some stats:

- It took ~1 hour of work.
- In roughly 2 weeks that I've been in Mastodon, my instance has accumulated ~932MB of media and ~19MB database.
- I have not noticed the "downtime" at all, If anyone talked to me or something let me know, but I don't think it happened.

Well I am going to migrate my instance from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04, so it may be down for a while, or something weird may happen.

But since it's fun, feel free to interact with me anyways, just to see what happens :P Keep in mind I may not receive it though.

@Gargron Hey I just heard the changelog podcast where you talk about Mastodon. I feel like I get a better grasp of the community now, but when you talk about what instances are and how they are centered about a "community" or "interests", you did not mention instances of one and what part they play on the ecosystem. Is that because that use-case doesn't happen a lot? Or what do you think about them?

JavaScript is like salt. If you add just enough salt to a dish, it’ll help make the flavour awesome. Add too much though, and you’ll completely ruin it.

Similarly, if you add just enough JavaScript to your website, it’ll help make it awesome. Add too much though, and you’ll completely ruin it.

Lately when I read or hear a statement from a company including the word "nuanced", whatever follows is bullshit.

Why do most APIs from big companies have congruency issues? I would think the bigger a company is, the most important having a solid data model is.

"How mad is he who leaves the lecture-room in a happy frame of mind simply because of applause from the ignorant!" - Seneca

"I'm still an amateur. But the world's full of people who don't seem to be as good as I am." - Musashi (by Eiji Yoshikawa)

Have your own standards.

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