It seems like a great time to reiterate: I hate clientside JavaScript, and the feature bloat it has brought to The Web and mainstream browser engines (Gecko, WebKit, & Blink). This can't and shouldn't last!

I want The Web to focus on hypertext (without JavaScript turning every feature into an attack vector on privacy) that can be rendered nicely in more form factors than just a laptop or tablet.

Everything else should be shoved off onto other MIMEtypes or URI schemes.

Calling out to the Mastodon community again: famous @fdroidorg Repomaker is looking for a new maintainer (and contributors). Should be familiar with F-Droid, Python, Django.

Please help keeping it alive!

Volunteers go to gitlab.com/fdroid/repomaker/is – others please boost, as usual 😉 Thanks!

#helpWanted #callingOut

"How to read statistics"

Every time a state makes riding motorcycles without a helmet illegal, the number of ER patients seriously injured in motorcycle accidents skyrockets. Every single time.

When you phrase it just right, it makes it sound like it's more dangerous to ride a motorcycle with a helmet than without one.

Of course, the reality is that before those laws, those patients were going to the morgue, not the ER.

is there like, a database that lets me use filter and map and other nice functional stuff instead of sql?

@cwebber Alligator browser. A minimalistic Linux webbrowser in Python with PyQt5 backend. alligatorbrowser.github.io/all

The greatest network protocol 

The greatest network protocol 

The greatest network protocol 

The greatest network protocol 

The greatest network protocol 

The greatest network protocol 

The greatest network protocol 

The greatest network protocol 

I don't think it is good that a service can keep your password history. This implies, I don't think services should be able to validate that my new password is different from any old password in a password change.

Here is a privacy thing that seems strange to me.

I buy something from an online store. The connection is https. Secure server. We protect your privacy, says the website. Great!

Once I've placed my order, they send complete details of my order to me by regular email. Unencrypted. The confirmation email includes my name, address, payment method, and the list of what I bought.

How is that protecting my privacy, ffs? And there is no way to opt out of this.

#privacy #shopping #onlineshopping

Predictability is underrated. It is as important when driving as it is when working within a team, as it is when an operating system or a desktop or Web application is being used.

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