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I realized many of my favorite games are basically about managing technical debt:

- Tetris
- Lumines
- Splatoon 2: Salmon Run

It feels like an unpopular opinion, but liking things is more fun than hating things, and talking about things you like will make you feel better about life than talking about things you hate.

@garrett @cassidyjames amusing tidbit: logging in to Gmail recently got added an invisible redirect through some YouTube account URL which broke logins because different sets of quirks are now needed in different stages of the page load for different domains, and we had to fix WebKit to support that kind of thing.

Somebody at Google deserves a slow and painful death. It's tremendously evil that one service gets notice when you were trying to login elsewhere :scremcat:

@garrett @cassidyjames Oh yes, that's definitely a User-Agent sniffing issue right there. Every now and then we make a fix for the list of User-Agent quirks that WebKit applies to different sites.

Google is among the biggest offenders, with many of their sites insisting in being shitty instead of doing proper feature detection. Also, different Google sites need different kinds of quirks, and they change relatively often 😥

Pretty good explanation why wearing masks & keeping distance are a good thing.

Same thing applies to computer/internet security, btw.


"Privacy Badger Is Changing to Protect You Better"

Tracking prevention is hard. See also: "Do Not Track" ended up being used as a signal for fingerprinting.

Socially distanced trick or treating: throwing candy at children

voice assistants are a great example of tech that could be awesome. imagine if the AI behind siri or alexa just never called home, never putting your data at risk. but instead the AI doesn't live on your phone, really. you only receive an extant client who only knows how to phone home, resulting in massive breaches and liabilities with the police because of talkative listening devices.

and yet, for many people, it is still the most accessible way to use a computer.

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Piglets are very bad at telling who their mom *isn't*, leading to scenarios like this happening quite often

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Latin isn't a dead language; it's an old development snapshot of the Romance languages.

Church Latin is an LTS branch that's had a lot of maintenance work and the odd backport...

Alien film where Weyland-Yutani have domesticated the xenomorph by putting a little jingly bell on it that lets you know when it's coming

Idea for #Hacktoberfest: Instead of pushing code, you educate yourself on how software written by white men who do not listen to other people will never meet the needs of anyone.

Go read Technically Wrong, for instance. Or any of the billion posts, books and resources on the topic.

Your regular reminder, as we head into US politics season once again, that CWs are good and anxiety isn’t praxis.

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